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#1321

Post by garyan2 » Tue May 12, 2020 5:17 am

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I don't use automatch because there are more than 4500 channels in my guide across the three satellites I receive and quite a lot of them don't have listings from *anywhere* but that doesn't mean I don't want to watch them.

Would it be possible to make the 'disable if no listings' feature a selectable option?
I'm not sure I understand completely. You want a method to disable all channels that do not have listings (certainly easy to implement). Based on your lineups I can understanding not using the automatch feature, but how does disabling channels that do not have listings make it easier to watch them?
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Post by technodevotee » Tue May 12, 2020 9:09 am

I would like to use automatch if it was possible (although it may not be possible/practical with three satellites) but I don't want channels without listings disabled because there are some that I want to watch.

Some on ASTRA 1 19.2 E, (which aren't in the line up) and some on Hotbird 13.0 E, (which doesn't even have a line up available) don't transmit any guide information so the inband guide loader doesn't help.

Yes, I could ask Schedules Direct to add them but it would be like a never ending game of whack-a-mole.

Basically though, I wondered if it would be possible to give us control over whether the 'disable if no listings' feature is turned on or off.

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Post by garyan2 » Tue May 12, 2020 2:58 pm

Sorry, I got that backwards. Yes that can be done, but using automatch in your scenario is not a good idea. EPG123 uses the original channel number of the tuner channel, to match to the channel number of the lineup(s) from SD. It can not tell the difference between the lineups and doesn't know what is correct for your tuner channel. Since you can have 3 different stations using the same channel number among the lineups, you will just end up with the same station for all lineups... 1 will be correct and 2 will be wrong.
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Post by technodevotee » Tue May 12, 2020 3:58 pm

I assumed that would it would be a problem, which is the main reason I didn't use that feature on that PC.

Thanks anyway.

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#1325

Post by Einstien » Mon May 18, 2020 5:57 am

Don't know if I am missing a step here or something. I just downgraded my cable card channel lineup, removing movie channels and some premiums channels. After doing a complete cable card channel scan and detect channels (silicon dust), and then doing a complete EPG123 set-up with the Clean Start, it seems my EPG123 lineup is still the old cable card lineup, with the movie channels and premiums. If i look at the cable card lineup via Silicondust, it shows the new lineup without the premiums and movies. It seems that EPG is "hanging on" to the old lineup. I ran through the set-up twice with the same result. I know I can manually go in and edit the channels, but as far as it just recognizing the new cards lineup automatically, am I missing something? Thanks

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#1326

Post by stuartm » Mon May 18, 2020 6:40 am

A cable card lineup has nothing to do with the channels you subscribe to. It is a list of all channels offered by the cable CO for your area. All channels the Cable provider has will be in the lineup. The lineup scanned by Silicondust is going to be what channels you actually subscribe to. EPG123 does not look at what you actually subscribe to it just presents the Cable provider lineup for your area. If you don't want to see channels you don't subscribe to you have to edit them out yourself.

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#1327

Post by Rickt1962 » Mon May 18, 2020 1:19 pm

OK nothing recorded last night on WMC7 with HDhomerun using EPG123 so this morning open WMC7 and the guide is empty ! Anyone else having problems ?
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Post by Space » Mon May 18, 2020 3:38 pm

Einstien wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 5:57 am
Don't know if I am missing a step here or something. I just downgraded my cable card channel lineup, removing movie channels and some premiums channels. After doing a complete cable card channel scan and detect channels (silicon dust), and then doing a complete EPG123 set-up with the Clean Start, it seems my EPG123 lineup is still the old cable card lineup, with the movie channels and premiums. If i look at the cable card lineup via Silicondust, it shows the new lineup without the premiums and movies. It seems that EPG is "hanging on" to the old lineup. I ran through the set-up twice with the same result. I know I can manually go in and edit the channels, but as far as it just recognizing the new cards lineup automatically, am I missing something? Thanks
When using a CableCard device, WMC does not detect automatically what channels you subscribe to, and never has. It is a manual process to disable any channel in the guide to which you don't subscribe.

With EPG123, you can tell it to not download the guide data for the channels for which you don't subscribe as well (although I personally don't do this for premium movie channels so that it is easier to just "enable" the channel during free preview events, such as the free preview that HBO/Cinemax had this past weekend on FiOS).

When using CableCard, if you are changing lineups with an existing provider, or even if you're moving to a new cable company, you should not have to do a "Clean Start" with EPG123. All you need to do is enable/disable channels or if changing providers, change the lineup in EPG123.

The main purpose of a "Clean Start" in EPG123 is to get rid of the old Microsoft/Rovi guide data from the WMC database. This would normally be a one-time thing and should not be necessary when making any other type of change.

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#1329

Post by StinkyImp » Mon May 18, 2020 3:39 pm

Rickt1962 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 1:19 pm
OK nothing recorded last night on WMC7 with HDhomerun using EPG123 so this morning open WMC7 and the guide is empty ! Anyone else having problems ?
The best place to start is by reviewing your EPG123 logfile. Open the EPG123 "Client" program and select the "View Log" button and then look for any [ERROR] or [WARNG] entries.

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Post by Rickt1962 » Mon May 18, 2020 4:54 pm

StinkyImp wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:39 pm
Rickt1962 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 1:19 pm
OK nothing recorded last night on WMC7 with HDhomerun using EPG123 so this morning open WMC7 and the guide is empty ! Anyone else having problems ?
The best place to start is by reviewing your EPG123 logfile. Open the EPG123 "Client" program and select the "View Log" button and then look for any [ERROR] or [WARNG] entries.

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[5/17/2020 11:59:00 AM] Beginning epg123 update execution. version 1.3.4.0
[5/17/2020 11:59:00 AM] ===============================================================================
[5/17/2020 11:59:00 AM] [ INFO] Beginning EPG123 update execution. 2020-05-17 15:59:00Z
[5/17/2020 11:59:00 AM] [ INFO] DaysToDownload: 14 , TheTVDBNumbers : True , PrefixEpisodeTitle: False , PrefixEpisodeDescription : False , AppendEpisodeDesc: False , OADOverride : True , TMDbCoverArt: True , IncludeSDLogos : True , AutoAddNew: True , CreateXmltv: False , ModernMediaUiPlusSupport: False
[5/17/2020 11:59:01 AM] [ INFO] Token request successful. serverID: 20141201.web.3
[5/17/2020 11:59:01 AM] [ INFO] Status request successful. account expires: 2021-01-16T18:31:33Z , lineups: 1/4 , lastDataUpdate: 2020-05-17T15:07:34Z
[5/17/2020 11:59:01 AM] [ INFO] system status: Online , message: No known issues.
[5/17/2020 11:59:01 AM] [ INFO] epg123 is not up to date. Latest version is 1.3.7 and can be downloaded from http://epg123.garyan2.net.
[5/17/2020 11:59:01 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved TMDb configurations.
[5/17/2020 11:59:01 AM] [ INFO] Successfully requested listing of client lineups from Schedules Direct.
[5/17/2020 11:59:01 AM] Entering buildLineupServices() for 1 lineups.
[5/17/2020 11:59:02 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved the station mapping for lineup USA-PA67425-X.
[5/17/2020 11:59:03 AM] Exiting buildLineupServices(). SUCCESS.
[5/17/2020 11:59:03 AM] Entering getAllScheduleEntryMd5s() for 14 days on 526 stations.
[5/17/2020 11:59:06 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved Md5s for 357 station's daily schedules. (0:00:00:02.3903036 / 532.201 KB)
[5/17/2020 11:59:12 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved 357 station's daily schedules. (0:00:00:04.7321009 / 6.826 MB)
[5/17/2020 11:59:14 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved Md5s for 169 station's daily schedules. (0:00:00:01.1076406 / 251.955 KB)
[5/17/2020 11:59:18 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved 169 station's daily schedules. (0:00:00:03.4999444 / 5.420 MB)
[5/17/2020 11:59:19 AM] [ INFO] Found 4964 cached daily schedules.
[5/17/2020 11:59:19 AM] [ INFO] Downloaded 2400 daily schedules.
[5/17/2020 11:59:55 AM] [ INFO] Processed 7364 daily schedules for 526 stations.
[5/17/2020 11:59:55 AM] Exiting getAllScheduleEntryMd5s(). SUCCESS.
[5/17/2020 11:59:55 AM] Entering buildAllProgramEntries() for 40899 programs.
[5/17/2020 12:03:13 PM] [ INFO] Found 38442 cached program descriptions.
[5/17/2020 12:03:17 PM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved 2457 program descriptions. (0:00:00:04.2230363 / 4.292 MB)
[5/17/2020 12:03:19 PM] [ INFO] Processed 40899 program descriptions.
[5/17/2020 12:03:19 PM] Exiting buildAllProgramEntries(). SUCCESS.
[5/17/2020 12:03:19 PM] Entering buildAllGenericSeriesInfoDescriptions() for 6657 series.
[5/17/2020 12:03:49 PM] [ INFO] Found 6449 cached series descriptions.
[5/17/2020 12:03:49 PM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved 208 generic program descriptions. (0:00:00:00.1790227 / 59.296 KB)
[5/17/2020 12:03:50 PM] [ INFO] Processed 6657 series descriptions.
[5/17/2020 12:03:50 PM] Exiting buildAllGenericSeriesInfoDescriptions(). SUCCESS.
[5/17/2020 12:03:50 PM] Entering getAllMoviePosters() for 4323 movies.
[5/17/2020 12:03:52 PM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 178 programs. (0:00:00:00.6685849 / 1.071 MB)
[5/17/2020 12:03:53 PM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "A Small Town Idol" from 1939 found 0 results.
[5/17/2020 12:03:53 PM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "A Small Town Idol" from 1938 found 0 results.
[5/17/2020 12:03:53 PM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "A Small Town Idol" from 1940 found 0 results.
[5/17/2020 12:03:53 PM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Calling on Michigan" from 1949 found 1 results.
[5/17/2020 12:03:53 PM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Barney's Hungry Cousin" from 1953 found 1 results.
[5/17/2020 12:03:53 PM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Mighty Niagara" from 1943 found 1 results.
[5/17/2020 12:03:53 PM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Mujeres de la calle II" from 2020 found 0 results.
[5/17/2020 12:03:53 PM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Mujeres de la calle II" from 2019 found 0 results.
[5/17/2020 12:03:53 PM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Mujeres de la calle II" from 2021 found 0 results.
[5/17/2020 12:03:53 PM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Psycho Nurse" from 2019 found 1 results.
[5/17/2020 12:03:53 PM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "The Doctor Will Kill You Now" from 2019 found 0 results.
[5/17/2020 12:03:53 PM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "The Doctor Will Kill You Now" from 2018 found 0 results.
[5/17/2020 12:03:53 PM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "The Doctor Will Kill You Now" from 2020 found 0 results.
[5/17/2020 12:03:53 PM] [ INFO] Processed 4323 movie poster links.
[5/17/2020 12:03:53 PM] Exiting getAllMoviePosters(). SUCCESS.
[5/17/2020 12:03:53 PM] Entering getAllSeriesImages() for 6657 series.
[5/17/2020 12:03:55 PM] [ INFO] Found 6416 cached series image links.
[5/17/2020 12:03:56 PM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 241 programs. (0:00:00:01.1906512 / 1.942 MB)
[5/17/2020 12:03:56 PM] [ INFO] Processed 6657 series image links.
[5/17/2020 12:03:56 PM] Exiting getAllSeriesImages(). SUCCESS.
[5/17/2020 12:03:56 PM] [ INFO] Completed compiling keywords and keyword groups.
[5/17/2020 12:03:58 PM] [ INFO] Completed save of the MXF file to "C:\ProgramData\GaRyan2\epg123\output\epg123.mxf".
[5/17/2020 12:03:58 PM] [ INFO] Completed save of image archive file to "C:\ProgramData\GaRyan2\epg123\guideImages.xml".
[5/17/2020 12:04:02 PM] [ INFO] 5491 files deleted from the cache directory during cleanup.
[5/17/2020 12:04:02 PM] [ INFO] Downloaded and processed 20.375 MB of data from Schedules Direct.
[5/17/2020 12:04:02 PM] [ INFO] Generated .mxf file contains 526 services, 6657 series, 40899 programs, and 61672 people with 11309 image links.
[5/17/2020 12:04:02 PM] [ INFO] Completed EPG123 update execution. SUCCESS.
[5/17/2020 12:04:02 PM] [ INFO] epg123 update execution time was 00:05:01.5102870.
[5/17/2020 12:04:02 PM] ===============================================================================
[5/17/2020 12:04:02 PM] Beginning epg123 client execution. version 1.3.4.0
[5/17/2020 12:04:02 PM] ===============================================================================
[5/17/2020 12:04:02 PM] [ INFO] Beginning epg123 client execution. 2020-05-17 16:04:02Z
[5/17/2020 12:04:02 PM] [ INFO] Import: True , Match: True , NoLogo: False , Force: False , ShowProgress: False
[5/17/2020 12:04:03 PM] Entering importMxfFile() for file "c:\programdata\garyan2\epg123\output\epg123.mxf"
[5/17/2020 12:06:49 PM] [ INFO] Error: The following error was encountered while processing the file. Aborting.
[5/17/2020 12:06:49 PM] [ INFO] ScheduleEntry: InsertRow() failed (attempt 0 of 10) for (1, 8AD33701000015000100000001000000AC0F02000000050000000000000000000F76040000000E000000000000000000C99A0A0000001D0000A0CA08D404D80800D4AC39D804D808000000000000000003000000000000FFFFFFFF00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000FFFF000000000000000000000000FFFF00000000000000000000000000000000) - HR = 0x80004005, minor = 25104, 2049, 0, 0, "", "", ""
[5/17/2020 12:06:49 PM] [ERROR] Error using loadmxf.exe to import new guide information. Exit code: -1
[5/17/2020 12:06:49 PM] Exiting importMxfFile(). FAILURE.
[5/17/2020 12:06:49 PM] [ERROR] Failed to import .mxf file. Exiting.
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#1331

Post by garyan2 » Mon May 18, 2020 5:19 pm

Your WMC database crashed, and considering you had no guide data this morning WMC created a new database. You will need to manually import the guide data back in... open the client, click the [Manual Import] button, and select the epg123.mxf file.
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#1332

Post by Rickt1962 » Mon May 18, 2020 6:12 pm

garyan2 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 5:19 pm
Your WMC database crashed, and considering you had no guide data this morning WMC created a new database. You will need to manually import the guide data back in... open the client, click the [Manual Import] button, and select the epg123.mxf file.
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#1333

Post by Einstien » Mon May 18, 2020 7:14 pm

Einstien wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 5:57 am
Don't know if I am missing a step here or something. I just downgraded my cable card channel lineup, removing movie channels and some premiums channels. After doing a complete cable card channel scan and detect channels (silicon dust), and then doing a complete EPG123 set-up with the Clean Start, it seems my EPG123 lineup is still the old cable card lineup, with the movie channels and premiums. If i look at the cable card lineup via Silicondust, it shows the new lineup without the premiums and movies. It seems that EPG is "hanging on" to the old lineup. I ran through the set-up twice with the same result. I know I can manually go in and edit the channels, but as far as it just recognizing the new cards lineup automatically, am I missing something? Thanks
Thanks everyone for your reply. Those are really good explanations. Much appreciated. I kind of suspected it came down to a manual edit but wasn't quite for sure. Now I can say..
"Well I'll be damn!"

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#1334

Post by proddick » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:19 pm

Freesat - South (South) Lineup.

I am trying to use the above lineup and it appears OK in EPG123 but all channels are shown as "-1" in EPG Client.
This doesn't happen with other lineups.

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#1335

Post by garyan2 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:52 pm

What postal code do you search? I'll verify that is how the data is provided by Schedules Direct. EPG123 will make all channel numbers of certain lineups to be -1 intentionally, but I don't think that is happening in this case.
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Post by NOYB » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:39 am

In "Tweak WMC" GUI after resetting to default the "Channel Column Width" is returned to 240 (xf0) (default is 0). So then to apply other tweaks also tweaks the "Channel Column Width" to 240. After resetting to default it is natural to expect the GUI control levers to reflect the defaults. The others appear to behave that way.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Settings\ProgramGuide]
"ChannelCellWidth"=dword:000000f0

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Post by garyan2 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:08 am

As near as I can tell, setting the ChannelCellWidth registry to 0 results in a column width of 240 pixels. Showing 0 as the default column width will just cause confusion so I elected to show a value that makes sense. So in the purist sense, you are correct that 0 does not equal 240 in the registry, but 240 does equal 240 in WMC.

I don't think I'd call this a bug but I'll look into it... I'm a bit of a purist myself. I probably just need to change the sequence of events when applying the default.
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#1338

Post by garyan2 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:44 am

I deleted my last comment, since I may not be understanding what you are calling a bug. Setting the slider to 0 (Default pixels) or clicking the [Default] button does set the registry value to 0. I think you are expecting the slider to say 0 Default pixels rather than its equivalent of 240?
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Post by NOYB » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:49 am

What caught my eye is that it chops of the bottom of channel name in the guide (channels without a logo image).
It does that even when update is done with the lever is set to 0 (default). The only way to prevent is to apply default button. So applying any tweaks relegates it to being chopped off.

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Post by garyan2 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:50 am

Could you send me your tweak settings? I'll try to reproduce it here.
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