Introducing EPG123

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Re: Introducing EPG123

Post#1521 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:34 pm

garyan2 wrote:Apparently you are recording something at 12:20 PM everyday. Did you mean to update at 12:20 AM? the time in the task should then be 00:20.

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[7/13/2017 12:54:22 PM] [ERROR] A program recording is currently in progress. Aborting the mxf file import.

I`ll put in a plug here for the stuff I posted a little while back. :)
You can set up to get an e-mail notification if the EPG123 guide update fails for some reason.
That way you don't need to worry about checking the logs all the time to see of things ran properly.
See the instructions here:
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Post#1522 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:18 am

I am recording a bunch of Dr Who episodes. The episode name includes the season and episode info (eg s08e01 Deep Breath) - I think this is an option with EPG123. I also use MCEBuddy to transcribe the wtv file to mp4. MCEBuddy handles the other shows that I am record since updating to EPG123 fine ... but I think the S08E01 for this Dr Who episode is throwing MCEBuddy off as it names this episode 'S08E01-Terror of the Autons' which aired back in 1971 ...

Terror of the Autons was the first story of season 8 of Doctor Who. It was notable for being a "gentle reboot" of the Jon Pertwee era

I have removed the S08E01 from the episode name for this file and I am running it through MCEBuddy again ... I'll report back about what I find.
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Post#1523 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:42 am

ruff_hi wrote:I'll report back about what I find.

No change. It must be a Dr Who thing as it has been around too long.
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Post#1524 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:52 pm

The combination of EPG123 and Schedules Direct is definitely recommended for anyone seeking to get the most out of Media Center. It offers a significant improvement in data quality compared to the Rovi implementation.
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Post#1525 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:05 pm

ruff_hi wrote:My avast anti virus program reports epg123Setup_v1.1.10.exe as malware. I searched for avast in this thread (no hits) so I am wondering ... false positive ... or ... ?

Tue July 11th

Got a response back from Avast ...


Thanks for your patience, our Virus lab has now classified this as safe, and should be resolved with our next update, which is sent out every couple of hours,

Thanks again for your patience,


The Avast Support Team
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