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Re: EPG123 Bug Reports

Post#781 » Sat May 19, 2018 5:22 am

I do see an error in trace.log for every day since 4/29 (see log below). I'll monitor to see if it returns in the nightly update ... hopefully it won't if it was cache-related.

Also, thanks for such a great utility!

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[4/29/2018 4:00:00 AM] ===============================================================================
[4/29/2018 4:00:00 AM]  Beginning epg123 update execution.
[4/29/2018 4:00:00 AM] ===============================================================================
[4/29/2018 4:00:00 AM] [ INFO] Beginning EPG123 update execution. 2018-04-29 10:00:00Z
[4/29/2018 4:00:00 AM] [ INFO] DaysToDownload: 21 , PrefixEpisodeTitle: False , AppendEpisodeDesc: False , TMDbCoverArt: True , LogoOverride: True , AutoAddNew: False
[4/29/2018 4:00:01 AM] [ INFO] Token request successful. serverID: 20141201.web.X
[4/29/2018 4:00:01 AM] [ INFO] Status request successful. account expires: 2018-11-29T00:09:17Z , lineups: 1/4 , lastDataUpdate: 2018-04-29T08:54:49Z
[4/29/2018 4:00:01 AM] [ INFO] system status: Online , message: No known issues.
[4/29/2018 4:00:01 AM] [WARNG] epg123 is not up to date. Latest version is 1.1.25 and can be downloaded from http://epg123.garyan2.net.
[4/29/2018 4:00:02 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved TMDb configurations.
[4/29/2018 4:00:02 AM] [ INFO] Successfully requested listing of client lineups from Schedules Direct.
[4/29/2018 4:00:02 AM] Entering buildLineupServices() for 1 lineups.
[4/29/2018 4:00:02 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved the station mapping for lineup USA-OTA-83204.
[4/29/2018 4:00:02 AM] [WARNG] **** Lineup Local Over the Air Broadcast (83204) has added station 36098 (KISUDT5). ****
[4/29/2018 4:00:02 AM] [WARNG] **** Lineup Local Over the Air Broadcast (83204) has added station 106518 (KPIFDT2). ****
[4/29/2018 4:00:02 AM] [WARNG] **** Lineup Local Over the Air Broadcast (83204) has added station 106519 (KPIFDT3). ****
[4/29/2018 4:00:02 AM] [WARNG] **** Lineup Local Over the Air Broadcast (83204) has added station 107179 (KPIFDT4). ****
[4/29/2018 4:00:02 AM] [WARNG] **** Lineup Local Over the Air Broadcast (83204) has added station 107227 (KPIFDT5). ****
[4/29/2018 4:00:02 AM] [WARNG] **** Lineup Local Over the Air Broadcast (83204) has added station 107228 (KPIFDT6). ****
[4/29/2018 4:00:02 AM] [WARNG] **** Lineup Local Over the Air Broadcast (83204) has added station 107229 (KPIFDT7). ****
[4/29/2018 4:00:02 AM] [WARNG] **** Lineup Local Over the Air Broadcast (83204) has added station 107231 (KPIFDT8). ****
[4/29/2018 4:00:02 AM] [WARNG] **** Lineup Local Over the Air Broadcast (83204) has added station 107232 (KPIFD10). ****
[4/29/2018 4:00:02 AM] Exiting buildLineupServices(). SUCCESS.
[4/29/2018 4:00:02 AM] Entering getAllScheduleEntryMd5s() for 21 days on 15 stations.
[4/29/2018 4:00:04 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved Md5s for 15 station's daily schedules.
[4/29/2018 4:00:04 AM] [ INFO] Found 185 cached daily schedules.
[4/29/2018 4:00:07 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved 15 station's daily schedules.
[4/29/2018 4:00:08 AM] [ INFO] Downloaded 130 daily schedules.
[4/29/2018 4:00:09 AM] [ INFO] Processed 315 daily schedules for 15 stations.
[4/29/2018 4:00:09 AM] Exiting getAllScheduleEntryMd5s(). SUCCESS.
[4/29/2018 4:00:09 AM] Entering buildAllProgramEntries() for 5054 programs.
[4/29/2018 4:00:11 AM] [ERROR] Unhandled exception caught from main program. message: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
UsualNoise
 
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Post#782 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:52 pm

I'm a bit late to this party as I'm just now setting up EPG123, but I'm very happy with it so far. Ran into a couple minor issues during first time setup/config so I figured I'd share the workarounds I used.

Environment:
Recently rebuilt Windows 8.1 Media Center
2 x Ceton InfiniTV 6 eth (Only one configured currently due to troubleshooting a CATV signal/hardware issue. Both have been configured on this HTPC since the rebuild.)
Ceton drivers and diags utility. (No tuning adapter drivers.)
KODI v17.6
No other media center related add-ons/major customization post rebuild. I.e. No Tuner Salad, MCEBuddy, My Channel Logos, etc.
AutoAdmin logon enabled with a local admin account. (Standard User only permissions until prompted for elevation by UAC.)


First time EPG123 install/config. Began with working Media Center configured w/ 6 Ceton Tuners.

EPG123 v1.20 install went fine. I opted for an install path of c:\Program Files\epg123. (Long time enterprise desktop management/deployment practice to never install apps to the root [or a direct child] of C.)

Issue 1 - Getting more than 4 Ceton tuners detected during Client Setup Step 2.
- Initially Selected YES to the increase tuner limit question but only 4 tuners would show up during Step 2.
- Selected NO to the increase tuner limit question but only 4 tuners would show up during Step 2.
- Tried various combinations of the YES/NO tuner limit override along with Ceton Diags > Clear Tuner Config + Rediscover Tuners prior to repeating step 1.
- Found this thread concerning similar issues: Ceton 6 Tuner setup
- Tried the "C:\Program Files\Ceton\Ceton InfiniTV\InfiniTVSvc.exe" /tweakmediacenter suggestion but still only 4 tuners detected during MC TV Setup. (This may work for someone directly after step 1 when no other troubleshooting/config was performed prior.)
- Ended up getting all 6 Ceton tuners detected/working via: EPG123 Client Setup > Step 1 "Clean Start" > Ceton Diags - Clear Tuner Config + Rediscover Tuners > Step 2 "TV Setup" > Step 3 "Configure". (Answered NO to the increase tuner tuner limit question. Also I believe this pass of EPG123 Client Setup was "run as Admin" for troubleshooting.)


Issue 2 - DB Utilities > Backup permissions:
- Win 8.1 w/ UAC enabled. EPG123 installed to C:\Program Files\EPG123
- Database Utilities > Backup Button Does not have a UAC badge like the Restore and Rebuild WMC DB buttons. This lead to a permissions related unhandled exception error when trying to run a backup.
- Easy work around of launching Client Config as an Admin, but something worth tweaking in a future rev. (This is related to the default (read/write/execute only) permissions for "users" inherited to folders created under C:\Program Files\


Other notes:
After completing the channel line up config and testing the 6 tuner option I went back in and played with the Tweak MC/Guide enhancements.

I'd like to mention that I really liked the Guide Customization GUI. While it's been a while since I've been in the GUI of the other 3rd party guide enhancers, this one seemed well thought out and very functional. Having the various related settings change visually when making adjustments works well and significantly reduces the learning curve of trying to set these independently.

Some of my current guide settings: (65" UHD TV in 4k mode... so the default Guide format and layout was showing MCE's age.)
Guide Cell Font Size: 22 > 14
Guide Row Height: >> 1.83x (Modified automatically while trying various other settings.)
Channel Logo Size: Small > Medium (to correct Channel Letters being partially cut off with these font/size options.)
Primary Guide Rows 7 > 14
Guide Time Span >> 210
Channel Column Width >> Auto Adjust
Of course these will change slightly over time and are partially dependent on WAF.

Thanks Garyan2 for the excellent work on EPG123!
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Post#783 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:53 am

First of all, thank you so much for the feedback. Unfortunately, I have not designed EPG123 to exist in the Program Files folders and so you are going to have permission problems... i.e., it is not going to successfully perform updates from a 'Save&Execute' run or 'Save' the configuration file since it won't be able to write to the folder. It also won't be able to write to the trace.log file unless you run elevated. The Scheduled Task should run since it runs with "highest priveleges."

andyhi wrote:Issue 1 - Getting more than 4 Ceton tuners detected during Client Setup Step 2.
- Initially Selected YES to the increase tuner limit question but only 4 tuners would show up during Step 2.
- Selected NO to the increase tuner limit question but only 4 tuners would show up during Step 2.
- Tried various combinations of the YES/NO tuner limit override along with Ceton Diags > Clear Tuner Config + Rediscover Tuners prior to repeating step 1.
- Found this thread concerning similar issues: Ceton 6 Tuner setup
- Tried the "C:\Program Files\Ceton\Ceton InfiniTV\InfiniTVSvc.exe" /tweakmediacenter suggestion but still only 4 tuners detected during MC TV Setup. (This may work for someone directly after step 1 when no other troubleshooting/config was performed prior.)
- Ended up getting all 6 Ceton tuners detected/working via: EPG123 Client Setup > Step 1 "Clean Start" > Ceton Diags - Clear Tuner Config + Rediscover Tuners > Step 2 "TV Setup" > Step 3 "Configure". (Answered NO to the increase tuner tuner limit question. Also I believe this pass of EPG123 Client Setup was "run as Admin" for troubleshooting.)

I'm not sure why you had to rediscover tuners here ... based on experiences I heard in the past it shouldn't have been necessary. I'll see what I can discover but it will probably prove difficult since I don't have any Ceton tuners to experiment with.

andyhi wrote:Issue 2 - DB Utilities > Backup permissions:
- Win 8.1 w/ UAC enabled. EPG123 installed to C:\Program Files\EPG123
- Database Utilities > Backup Button Does not have a UAC badge like the Restore and Rebuild WMC DB buttons. This lead to a permissions related unhandled exception error when trying to run a backup.
- Easy work around of launching Client Config as an Admin, but something worth tweaking in a future rev. (This is related to the default (read/write/execute only) permissions for "users" inherited to folders created under C:\Program Files\

I only used the UAC buttons for actions that required a Registy change or a need to start/stop a service. I expected EPG123 to always have the ability to write to the epg123 folder. Again, this is due to not designing for the Program Files folders and subsequently the ProgramData folder.

andyhi wrote:I'd like to mention that I really liked the Guide Customization GUI. While it's been a while since I've been in the GUI of the other 3rd party guide enhancers, this one seemed well thought out and very functional. Having the various related settings change visually when making adjustments works well and significantly reduces the learning curve of trying to set these independently.

Thanks very much. I am actually pretty proud of how that turned out myself. The development of my algorithm made changing the geometry of the guide very dynamic and I worked on it till it met my standards. The other 3rd party guide enhancers didn't get anywhere close to what EPG123 gives.
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