Introducing EPG123

An evolving, supported alternative to Rovi
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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: http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/viewtopic.php?f=99&t=10984
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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 ...

Hello,

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,

Steven

The Avast Support Team
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Post#1526 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:51 pm

So my media center PC just kicked the bucket and I dont feel like going through the hassle to setup up again as it was just getting worse...on to TIVO

Needless to say, I bought a year of schedules direct, so if anyone is interested in taking it off my hands, let me know - i will take 5$!. It is good through July 14th 2018
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Post#1527 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:34 pm

gsimmons2005 wrote:So my media center PC just kicked the bucket and I dont feel like going through the hassle to setup up again as it was just getting worse...on to TIVO

Needless to say, I bought a year of schedules direct, so if anyone is interested in taking it off my hands, let me know - i will take 5$!. It is good through July 14th 2018


sounds like an expensive way to go - would not a media center PC be cheaper than a bunch of tvo?
I got WMC and 5 xbox extenders. Love it.
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Post#1528 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:27 am

Any interest in this? I like the way flags look, but will probably want to change to a skittles look of the language codes (i.e. 'en', 'es', 'it', 'de', 'fr', ...)

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Post#1529 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:41 pm

garyan2 wrote:Any interest in this? I like the way flags look, but will probably want to change to a skittles look of the language codes (i.e. 'en', 'es', 'it', 'de', 'fr', ...)

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The only benefit for me is that the International channels which I do not watch are more easily identified for deletion from the schedule purposes. ;)
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Post#1530 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:05 pm

Alan G wrote:The only benefit for me is that the International channels which I do not watch are more easily identified for deletion from the schedule purposes. ;)

Which was the idea. I've noticed quite a number of folks will select all channels for download and then disable the ones they don't watch (foreign). This will make it easier for everyone to identify the foreign language channels and not select them for download in the first place.
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Post#1531 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:45 pm

garyan2 wrote:Any interest in this? I like the way flags look, but will probably want to change to a skittles look of the language codes (i.e. 'en', 'es', 'it', 'de', 'fr', ...)

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I like it. I have been consciously avoiding changing ANYTHING for fear of messing something up. But it is silly to download channels I will NEVER use and foreign language fits that description at least...
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Post#1532 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:39 am

garyan2 wrote:Any interest in this? I like the way flags look, but will probably want to change to a skittles look of the language codes (i.e. 'en', 'es', 'it', 'de', 'fr', ...)

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Compare and contrast. The below is using just the 2-character language codes; the colors are completely random each time you open the GUI. I'm still working on font and style, but this will probably make it to production in some form.

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