EPG123 v1.14 Epic Fail

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EPG123 v1.14 Epic Fail

Post#1 » Wed May 17, 2017 12:51 am

Classic case of "If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It" here. Been using 1.02 for a long time after starting with and initial setup using an early .9x version if memory serves. v1.02 has been flawless but being long in the tooth thought I would upgrade to v1.14. I upgraded like I have in the past by just copying the "Epg123.exe" and "Epg123client.exe" over the previous versions.

All that resulted was no EPG updating in WMC on two machines. When trying a manual update with v1.14 it appeared to have no problem pulling the data from Schedules Direct but looks to have fell on its face and just exited out when it came to importing the data into WMC.

Downgraded back to v1.02 (again by just copying over executables) and instantly everything went back to working perfectly. This should have been a no brainer and not sure why the upgrade failed so badly.

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Post#2 » Wed May 17, 2017 1:04 am

Two things when upgrading to v1.1.x.

1) The scheduled task from prior versions need to be deleted and recreated using v1.1.4. This is due to separating the guide download and the guide import into 2 separate actions in the task.

2) The big upgrade to v1.1.x was the change in channel unique IDs which may require the use of a migration utility. If you use automatch, the migration won't be needed. If you do not use automatch, download http://epg123.garyan2.net/downloads/epg123utility.zip and follow the instructions.

This one is on me for not keeping the utility on the current version release page.
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Post#3 » Wed May 17, 2017 6:34 pm

Not really on you as one can always ask on here, as I have done. I'm about to update / upgrade but am waiting for a little time to do it just in case I need to recover something.
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Post#4 » Wed May 17, 2017 10:05 pm

So a long time user, but only took the time to register and create your first ever post to complain that not reading the manual/forum before upgrading caused a problem. Classic case of RTFM. :roll:
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