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Just switched to EPG123, no scheduled recordings

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Post by bros » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:28 am

Okay, so I just installed EPG123 in the last few hours. After a few bumps, things finally started going decently, then I loaded up WMC after doing the transfer tool - I click on View Scheduled, then it says No recordings have been scheduled.

I go down to Series, and it lists all of my series.

I go to one of the shows in Guide, and it shows "Cancel Series" - like it would if there is a series record set on the show. There is also Record set.

Any idea what to do?

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Post by garyan2 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:41 am

Are you sure you are using guide data from Schedules Direct? If you open the client and look at the 'Subscribed Lineup' column, do the lineups start with EPG123?

Another possibility is your recorders are disabled. If in WMC you go to settings->TV->Guide->Edit Channels, select a channel you know airs a show that is to be recorded, and click 'Edit Sources'... do the tuners listed have a checkmark?
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Post by bros » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:54 pm

garyan2 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:41 am
Are you sure you are using guide data from Schedules Direct? If you open the client and look at the 'Subscribed Lineup' column, do the lineups start with EPG123?

Another possibility is your recorders are disabled. If in WMC you go to settings->TV->Guide->Edit Channels, select a channel you know airs a show that is to be recorded, and click 'Edit Sources'... do the tuners listed have a checkmark?
Using guide data from schedules direct

Recorders are enabled

Anyway, after a few restarts, and leaving it alone for like 8 hours, I checked it just now and it lists recordings

The recordings that weren't able to transfer over are just so odd (One was The Ellen Degeneres Show)

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Post by garyan2 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:23 pm

Your search indexer must have been running really slow, or the PVR indexer didn't start like it was supposed to... the results are typically immediate.

Could you provide a little more detail on the transfers that didn't work? The Ellen DeGeneres Show should have transferred without issue. According to my database, the Rovi ID is 48225218 while the Gracenote ID is SH00599270.
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Post by StinkyImp » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:16 pm

I've been running 1.2.7 since December 2018 without any issues. I use the "portable" version and Friday afternoon I extracted version 1.2.17. I noticed there wasn't anything recorded and just noticed there are no recordings scheduled even though there are 145 series set up.

The trace.log has no errors or warnings and this is the only change made to this system in a few months.

Please advise.

EDIT: Just reverted to 1.2.7 and performed a "Save & Exit". The "Scheduled Recordings" populated but... Now I have to "Add Missing Channels" just like I did upon initial setup.
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Post by adam1991 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:20 pm

if I may, what does 1.2.17 offer above and beyond .7?

I'm at some version below .17, forget which, but I remember having problems moving upward at one point--so I just found the installer for my working version and re-installed that, and all has been well since. As a result, I've been gunshy on updates.

That being said, show me the value of the update and I'll look into it. Since I'm on OTA only and everything works, I suspect there's no real reason for me to change?

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Post by garyan2 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:36 pm

StinkyImp wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:16 pm
I've been running 1.2.7 since December 2018 without any issues. I use the "portable" version and Friday afternoon I extracted version 1.2.17. I noticed there wasn't anything recorded and just noticed there are no recordings scheduled even though there are 145 series set up.

The trace.log has no errors or warnings and this is the only change made to this system in a few months.

Please advise.
In a command prompt, try the following:

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START /WAIT C:\Windows\ehome\mcupate.exe -PvrSchedule
... see if that brings it back.
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Post by StinkyImp » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:39 pm

adam1991 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:20 pm
if I may, what does 1.2.17 offer above and beyond .7?
My Log Parser uses the EPG123 logs extensively. I hadn't updated in awhile and wanted to see if I needed to update anything to be compatible with the latest version.

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Post by garyan2 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:47 pm

Does your log file contain something like the following?

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[9/29/2019 4:39:10 PM] Entering runWmcTask(PvrScheduleTask)
[9/29/2019 4:39:10 PM] [ INFO] SUCCESS: Attempted to run the scheduled task "Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\PvrScheduleTask".
[9/29/2019 4:39:10 PM] [ INFO] Successfully started the PvrScheduleTask task. Exit code: 0
[9/29/2019 4:39:10 PM] Exiting runWmcTask(PvrScheduleTask). SUCCESS.
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Post by StinkyImp » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:06 am

garyan2 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:47 pm
Does your log file contain something like the following?
Sorry Gary!

I just reverted to 1.2.7 and set up all the missing channels. Everything appears to be back to normal and it's time to settle in with the SO for the evening.

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Post by garyan2 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:17 am

My thoughts right now is that the update MS is pushing to WMC to announce the end of the EPG is causing problems. Having to add tuners back in and losing scheduled recordings sounds like a database crash and "recovery".
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Post by bros » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:50 am

garyan2 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:23 pm
Your search indexer must have been running really slow, or the PVR indexer didn't start like it was supposed to... the results are typically immediate.

Could you provide a little more detail on the transfers that didn't work? The Ellen DeGeneres Show should have transferred without issue. According to my database, the Rovi ID is 48225218 while the Gracenote ID is SH00599270.
The ones that did not work were Restaurant Impossible, The Unicorn, Sunnyside, Ellen Degeneres Show, and The Walking Dead. I just readded them and it worked.

Also, I noticed a bunch of the series are now doubled in the listing. It's not recording stuff twice, just found it odd.

Those aforementioned shows were all red in the transfer tool.

Is there a log location you want me to look at for the transfer tool?

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Post by garyan2 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:19 pm

bros wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:50 am
The ones that did not work were Restaurant Impossible, The Unicorn, Sunnyside, Ellen Degeneres Show, and The Walking Dead. I just readded them and it worked.

Also, I noticed a bunch of the series are now doubled in the listing. It's not recording stuff twice, just found it odd.

Those aforementioned shows were all red in the transfer tool.

Is there a log location you want me to look at for the transfer tool?
The doubling up shouldn't be possible. If you open the transfer tool again, on the right side are all the series request green?
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Post by StinkyImp » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:39 pm

garyan2 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:17 am
My thoughts right now is that the update MS is pushing to WMC to announce the end of the EPG is causing problems. Having to add tuners back in and losing scheduled recordings sounds like a database crash and "recovery".
Sorry I had to run off last night!

Anyway... I considered those items too. Some thoughts:
  1. I disabled Windows Updates a few years ago.
  2. We previously looked at and documented the database crash and recovery.
  3. EPG123_update runs at 12:15AM daily.
A timeline of events:

I "installed" the portable version over my existing installation sometime during the day on Friday:

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[9/27/2019 12:18:27 AM] ===============================================================================
[9/27/2019 12:18:27 AM]  Beginning epg123 client execution. version 1.2.7.0
[9/27/2019 12:18:27 AM] ===============================================================================
[9/27/2019 12:18:27 AM] [ INFO] Beginning epg123 client execution. 2019-09-27 07:18:27Z
[9/27/2019 12:19:10 AM] [ INFO] Successfully started the PvrScheduleTask task. Exit code: 0
[9/27/2019 12:19:10 AM] Exiting runWmcTask(PvrScheduleTask). SUCCESS.
[9/27/2019 12:19:10 AM] [ INFO] Completed EPG123 client execution.
[9/27/2019 12:19:11 AM] [ INFO] EPG123 client execution time was 00:00:43.7885046.

[9/28/2019 12:15:07 AM] ===============================================================================
[9/28/2019 12:15:07 AM]  Beginning epg123 update execution. version 1.2.17.0
[9/28/2019 12:15:07 AM] ===============================================================================
On Saturday I went about life as usual and didn't give a thought about EPG123.

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[9/28/2019 12:15:07 AM] ===============================================================================
[9/28/2019 12:15:07 AM]  Beginning epg123 update execution. version 1.2.17.0
[9/28/2019 12:15:07 AM] ===============================================================================
[9/28/2019 12:15:08 AM] [ INFO] Beginning EPG123 update execution. 2019-09-28 07:15:08Z
[9/28/2019 12:15:08 AM] [ INFO] DaysToDownload: 14 , TheTVDBNumbers : True , PrefixEpisodeTitle: False , PrefixEpisodeDescription : False , AppendEpisodeDesc: False , OADOverride : True , TMDbCoverArt: True , IncludeSDLogos : True , AutoAddNew: True , CreateXmltv: False , ModernMediaUiPlusSupport: False
[9/28/2019 12:15:09 AM] [ INFO] Token request successful. serverID: 20141201.web.1
[9/28/2019 12:15:09 AM] [ INFO] Status request successful. account expires: 2020-02-12T14:47:08Z , lineups: 1/4 , lastDataUpdate: 2019-09-28T05:20:55Z
[9/28/2019 12:15:09 AM] [ INFO] system status: Online , message: No known issues.
[9/28/2019 12:15:10 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved TMDb configurations.
[9/28/2019 12:15:10 AM] [ INFO] Successfully requested listing of client lineups from Schedules Direct.
[9/28/2019 12:15:10 AM] Entering buildLineupServices() for 1 lineups.
[9/28/2019 12:15:10 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved the station mapping for lineup USA-OTA-XXXXX.
[9/28/2019 12:15:11 AM] Exiting buildLineupServices(). SUCCESS.
[9/28/2019 12:15:12 AM] Entering getAllScheduleEntryMd5s() for 14 days on 96 stations.
[9/28/2019 12:15:13 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved Md5s for  96 station's daily schedules. (0:00:00:01.1470656 /   143.121 KB)
[9/28/2019 12:15:15 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved  96 station's daily schedules.          (0:00:00:01.3780789 /     1.962 MB)
[9/28/2019 12:15:17 AM] [ INFO] Found 1011 cached daily schedules.
[9/28/2019 12:15:17 AM] [ INFO] Downloaded 333 daily schedules.
[9/28/2019 12:15:39 AM] [ INFO] Processed 1344 daily schedules for 96 stations.
[9/28/2019 12:15:39 AM] Exiting getAllScheduleEntryMd5s(). SUCCESS.
[9/28/2019 12:15:39 AM] Entering buildAllProgramEntries() for 12710 programs.
[9/28/2019 12:17:57 AM] [ INFO] Found 11767 cached program descriptions.
[9/28/2019 12:18:01 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved  943 program descriptions. (0:00:00:03.1971829 /     1.659 MB)
[9/28/2019 12:18:06 AM] [ INFO] Processed 12710 program descriptions.
[9/28/2019 12:18:06 AM] Exiting buildAllProgramEntries(). SUCCESS.
[9/28/2019 12:18:06 AM] Entering buildAllGenericSeriesInfoDescriptions() for 2938 series.
[9/28/2019 12:18:21 AM] [ INFO] Found 2903 cached series descriptions.
[9/28/2019 12:18:22 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved  35 generic program descriptions. (0:00:00:00.2240128 /     7.792 KB)
[9/28/2019 12:18:22 AM] [ INFO] Processed 2938 series descriptions.
[9/28/2019 12:18:22 AM] Exiting buildAllGenericSeriesInfoDescriptions(). SUCCESS.
[9/28/2019 12:18:22 AM] Entering getAllMoviePosters() for 670 movies.
[9/28/2019 12:18:23 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 170 programs. (0:00:00:00.7150409 /   863.602 KB)
[9/28/2019 12:18:25 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:02.3801362 /     3.075 MB)
[9/28/2019 12:18:25 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Los Cargadores" from 1995 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:25 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Los Cargadores" from 1994 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:25 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Los Cargadores" from 1996 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:26 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Espaldas Mojadas" from 1953 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:26 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Espaldas Mojadas" from 1952 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:26 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Espaldas Mojadas" from 1954 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:26 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Las doce tumbas" from 1990 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:26 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Las doce tumbas" from 1989 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:26 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Las doce tumbas" from 1991 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:26 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Al Fin a Solas" from 1969 found 1 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:27 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Con Amor de Muerte" from 1972 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:27 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Con Amor de Muerte" from 1971 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:27 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Con Amor de Muerte" from 1973 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:27 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Las ovejas descarriadas" from 1981 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:27 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Las ovejas descarriadas" from 1980 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:27 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Las ovejas descarriadas" from 1982 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:27 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "La juventud se impone" from 1964 found 1 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:28 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "La India y el Coyote" from 2018 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:28 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "La India y el Coyote" from 2017 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:28 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "La India y el Coyote" from 2019 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:28 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Guitarras, lloren guitarras" from 1965 found 1 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:28 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "El Mofles en Acapulco" from 1990 found 1 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:28 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Confesiones de una Adolescente" from 1969 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:28 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Confesiones de una Adolescente" from 1968 found 0 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:29 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Confesiones de una Adolescente" from 1970 found 1 results.
[9/28/2019 12:18:29 AM] [ INFO] Processed 670 movie poster links.
[9/28/2019 12:18:29 AM] Exiting getAllMoviePosters(). SUCCESS.
[9/28/2019 12:18:29 AM] Entering getAllSeriesImages() for 2938 series.
[9/28/2019 12:18:29 AM] [ INFO] Found 0 cached series image links.
[9/28/2019 12:18:31 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:01.9411110 /     3.586 MB)
[9/28/2019 12:18:31 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:02.7751587 /     4.994 MB)
[9/28/2019 12:18:32 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:03.3401910 /     2.325 MB)
[9/28/2019 12:18:33 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:02.3671354 /     2.205 MB)
[9/28/2019 12:18:34 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:05.6253217 /     4.889 MB)
[9/28/2019 12:18:36 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 438 programs. (0:00:00:04.3652497 /     2.924 MB)
[9/28/2019 12:18:37 AM] [ INFO] Processed 2938 series image links.
[9/28/2019 12:18:37 AM] Exiting getAllSeriesImages(). SUCCESS.
[9/28/2019 12:18:37 AM] [ INFO] Completed compiling keywords and keyword groups.
[9/28/2019 12:18:37 AM] [ INFO] Completed save of the MXF file to "C:\epg123\output\epg123.mxf".
[9/28/2019 12:18:37 AM] [ INFO] Completed save of image archive file to "C:\epg123\guideImages.xml".
[9/28/2019 12:18:38 AM] [ INFO] 1311 files deleted from the cache directory during cleanup.
[9/28/2019 12:18:38 AM] [ INFO] Downloaded and processed    28.611 MB of data from Schedules Direct.
[9/28/2019 12:18:38 AM] [ INFO] Generated .mxf file contains 96 services, 2938 series, 12710 programs, and 26785 people with 3654 image links.
[9/28/2019 12:18:38 AM] [ INFO] Completed EPG123 update execution. SUCCESS.
[9/28/2019 12:18:38 AM] [ INFO] epg123 update execution time was 00:03:30.5190410.
[9/28/2019 12:18:39 AM] ===============================================================================
[9/28/2019 12:18:39 AM]  Beginning epg123 client execution. version 1.2.17.0
[9/28/2019 12:18:39 AM] ===============================================================================
[9/28/2019 12:18:39 AM] [ INFO] Beginning epg123 client execution. 2019-09-28 07:18:39Z
[9/28/2019 12:18:39 AM] [ INFO] Import: True , Match: True , NoLogo: False , Force: False , ShowProgress: False
[9/28/2019 12:18:40 AM] Entering importMxfFile() for file "C:\epg123\output\epg123.mxf"
[9/28/2019 12:19:24 AM] [ INFO] Successfully imported .mxf file into Media Center database. Exit code: 0
[9/28/2019 12:19:24 AM] Exiting importMxfFile(). SUCCESS.
[9/28/2019 12:19:25 AM] [ INFO] Skipped matching KNXVDT4 to channel 35.4 due to channel already having an assigned listing.
[9/28/2019 12:19:25 AM] [ INFO] Completed the automatch of lineup stations to tuner channels.
[9/28/2019 12:19:25 AM] [ INFO] Completed lineup refresh.
[9/28/2019 12:19:25 AM] Entering runWmcTask(ReindexSearchRoot)
[9/28/2019 12:19:25 AM] [ INFO] SUCCESS: Attempted to run the scheduled task "Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\ReindexSearchRoot".
[9/28/2019 12:19:25 AM] [ INFO] Successfully started the ReindexSearchRoot task. Exit code: 0
[9/28/2019 12:19:25 AM] Exiting runWmcTask(ReindexSearchRoot). SUCCESS.
[9/28/2019 12:19:25 AM] Entering runWmcTask(PvrScheduleTask)
[9/28/2019 12:19:25 AM] [ INFO] SUCCESS: Attempted to run the scheduled task "Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\PvrScheduleTask".
[9/28/2019 12:19:25 AM] [ INFO] Successfully started the PvrScheduleTask task. Exit code: 0
[9/28/2019 12:19:25 AM] Exiting runWmcTask(PvrScheduleTask). SUCCESS.
[9/28/2019 12:19:25 AM] [ INFO] Completed EPG123 client execution.
[9/28/2019 12:19:25 AM] [ INFO] EPG123 client execution time was 00:00:46.2356446.
On Sunday I read this post and decided to see what was scheduled to record last night because it's premiere season... That's when I found the empty recording schedule and missing channels.

There was nothing amiss in the trace.log for Saturday night/Sunday morning:

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[9/29/2019 12:15:07 AM] ===============================================================================
[9/29/2019 12:15:07 AM]  Beginning epg123 update execution. version 1.2.17.0
[9/29/2019 12:15:07 AM] ===============================================================================
[9/29/2019 12:15:08 AM] [ INFO] Beginning EPG123 update execution. 2019-09-29 07:15:08Z
[9/29/2019 12:15:08 AM] [ INFO] DaysToDownload: 14 , TheTVDBNumbers : True , PrefixEpisodeTitle: False , PrefixEpisodeDescription : False , AppendEpisodeDesc: False , OADOverride : True , TMDbCoverArt: True , IncludeSDLogos : True , AutoAddNew: True , CreateXmltv: False , ModernMediaUiPlusSupport: False
[9/29/2019 12:15:09 AM] [ INFO] Token request successful. serverID: 20141201.web.1
[9/29/2019 12:15:09 AM] [ INFO] Status request successful. account expires: 2020-02-12T14:47:08Z , lineups: 1/4 , lastDataUpdate: 2019-09-28T23:20:33Z
[9/29/2019 12:15:09 AM] [ INFO] system status: Online , message: No known issues.
[9/29/2019 12:15:09 AM] [ INFO] epg123 is not up to date. Latest version is 1.2.18 and can be downloaded from epg123.garyan2.net.
[9/29/2019 12:15:09 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved TMDb configurations.
[9/29/2019 12:15:10 AM] [ INFO] Successfully requested listing of client lineups from Schedules Direct.
[9/29/2019 12:15:10 AM] Entering buildLineupServices() for 1 lineups.
[9/29/2019 12:15:10 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved the station mapping for lineup USA-OTA-XXXXX.
[9/29/2019 12:15:11 AM] Exiting buildLineupServices(). SUCCESS.
[9/29/2019 12:15:11 AM] Entering getAllScheduleEntryMd5s() for 14 days on 96 stations.
[9/29/2019 12:15:13 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved Md5s for  96 station's daily schedules. (0:00:00:01.1750673 /   143.120 KB)
[9/29/2019 12:15:15 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved  96 station's daily schedules.          (0:00:00:00.9180525 /     1.080 MB)
[9/29/2019 12:15:16 AM] [ INFO] Found 1141 cached daily schedules.
[9/29/2019 12:15:16 AM] [ INFO] Downloaded 203 daily schedules.
[9/29/2019 12:15:44 AM] [ INFO] Processed 1344 daily schedules for 96 stations.
[9/29/2019 12:15:44 AM] Exiting getAllScheduleEntryMd5s(). SUCCESS.
[9/29/2019 12:15:44 AM] Entering buildAllProgramEntries() for 12619 programs.
[9/29/2019 12:18:04 AM] [ INFO] Found 11895 cached program descriptions.
[9/29/2019 12:18:11 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved  724 program descriptions. (0:00:00:06.8843938 /     1.256 MB)
[9/29/2019 12:18:15 AM] [ INFO] Processed 12619 program descriptions.
[9/29/2019 12:18:15 AM] Exiting buildAllProgramEntries(). SUCCESS.
[9/29/2019 12:18:15 AM] Entering buildAllGenericSeriesInfoDescriptions() for 2930 series.
[9/29/2019 12:18:30 AM] [ INFO] Found 2891 cached series descriptions.
[9/29/2019 12:18:31 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved  39 generic program descriptions. (0:00:00:00.2380136 /     7.412 KB)
[9/29/2019 12:18:31 AM] [ INFO] Processed 2930 series descriptions.
[9/29/2019 12:18:31 AM] Exiting buildAllGenericSeriesInfoDescriptions(). SUCCESS.
[9/29/2019 12:18:31 AM] Entering getAllMoviePosters() for 654 movies.
[9/29/2019 12:18:33 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:02.2201270 /     3.045 MB)
[9/29/2019 12:18:33 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 154 programs. (0:00:00:02.4711414 /   780.972 KB)
[9/29/2019 12:18:34 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights" from 1999 found 1 results.
[9/29/2019 12:18:34 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Terror in the Crypt" from 1964 found 1 results.
[9/29/2019 12:18:34 AM] [ INFO] Processed 654 movie poster links.
[9/29/2019 12:18:34 AM] Exiting getAllMoviePosters(). SUCCESS.
[9/29/2019 12:18:34 AM] Entering getAllSeriesImages() for 2930 series.
[9/29/2019 12:18:34 AM] [ INFO] Found 0 cached series image links.
[9/29/2019 12:18:37 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:02.3941369 /     4.940 MB)
[9/29/2019 12:18:38 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:04.2022404 /     3.483 MB)
[9/29/2019 12:18:40 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:02.6851535 /     2.191 MB)
[9/29/2019 12:18:41 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 430 programs. (0:00:00:02.4901424 /     2.963 MB)
[9/29/2019 12:18:41 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:07.1304078 /     5.024 MB)
[9/29/2019 12:18:44 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:09.7445574 /     2.326 MB)
[9/29/2019 12:18:44 AM] [ INFO] Processed 2930 series image links.
[9/29/2019 12:18:44 AM] Exiting getAllSeriesImages(). SUCCESS.
[9/29/2019 12:18:44 AM] [ INFO] Completed compiling keywords and keyword groups.
[9/29/2019 12:18:45 AM] [ INFO] Completed save of the MXF file to "C:\epg123\output\epg123.mxf".
[9/29/2019 12:18:45 AM] [ INFO] Completed save of image archive file to "C:\epg123\guideImages.xml".
[9/29/2019 12:18:45 AM] [ INFO] 1065 files deleted from the cache directory during cleanup.
[9/29/2019 12:18:45 AM] [ INFO] Downloaded and processed    27.217 MB of data from Schedules Direct.
[9/29/2019 12:18:46 AM] [ INFO] Generated .mxf file contains 96 services, 2930 series, 12619 programs, and 26616 people with 3632 image links.
[9/29/2019 12:18:46 AM] [ INFO] Completed EPG123 update execution. SUCCESS.
[9/29/2019 12:18:46 AM] [ INFO] epg123 update execution time was 00:03:37.9874682.
[9/29/2019 12:18:46 AM] ===============================================================================
[9/29/2019 12:18:46 AM]  Beginning epg123 client execution. version 1.2.17.0
[9/29/2019 12:18:46 AM] ===============================================================================
[9/29/2019 12:18:46 AM] [ INFO] Beginning epg123 client execution. 2019-09-29 07:18:46Z
[9/29/2019 12:18:46 AM] [ INFO] Import: True , Match: True , NoLogo: False , Force: False , ShowProgress: False
[9/29/2019 12:18:47 AM] Entering importMxfFile() for file "C:\epg123\output\epg123.mxf"
[9/29/2019 12:19:34 AM] [ INFO] Successfully imported .mxf file into Media Center database. Exit code: 0
[9/29/2019 12:19:34 AM] Exiting importMxfFile(). SUCCESS.
[9/29/2019 12:19:34 AM] [ INFO] Skipped matching KNXVDT4 to channel 35.4 due to channel already having an assigned listing.
[9/29/2019 12:19:34 AM] [ INFO] Completed the automatch of lineup stations to tuner channels.
[9/29/2019 12:19:34 AM] [ INFO] Completed lineup refresh.
[9/29/2019 12:19:34 AM] Entering runWmcTask(ReindexSearchRoot)
[9/29/2019 12:19:34 AM] [ INFO] SUCCESS: Attempted to run the scheduled task "Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\ReindexSearchRoot".
[9/29/2019 12:19:34 AM] [ INFO] Successfully started the ReindexSearchRoot task. Exit code: 0
[9/29/2019 12:19:34 AM] Exiting runWmcTask(ReindexSearchRoot). SUCCESS.
[9/29/2019 12:19:35 AM] Entering runWmcTask(PvrScheduleTask)
[9/29/2019 12:19:35 AM] [ INFO] SUCCESS: Attempted to run the scheduled task "Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\PvrScheduleTask".
[9/29/2019 12:19:35 AM] [ INFO] Successfully started the PvrScheduleTask task. Exit code: 0
[9/29/2019 12:19:35 AM] Exiting runWmcTask(PvrScheduleTask). SUCCESS.
[9/29/2019 12:19:35 AM] [ INFO] Completed EPG123 client execution.
[9/29/2019 12:19:35 AM] [ INFO] EPG123 client execution time was 00:00:48.6877847.
I reverted back to 1.2.7.0 on Sunday between 4:20 and 4:25PM and then set up the missing channels and assigned listings.

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[9/29/2019 4:19:35 PM] ===============================================================================
[9/29/2019 4:19:35 PM]  Activating the epg123 configuration GUI. version 1.2.17.0
[9/29/2019 4:19:35 PM] ===============================================================================

[9/29/2019 4:25:35 PM] ===============================================================================
[9/29/2019 4:25:35 PM]  Activating the epg123 configuration GUI. version 1.2.7.0
[9/29/2019 4:25:35 PM] ===============================================================================
Everything worked like normal after that. The recording schedule repopulated and it successfully recorded the 12 shows that were scheduled.

There are no errors or warnings for MCUpdate in Event Viewer, but there is a warning for mcstore.
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Once again I have to run...

EDIT: I've been going through everything for the past few hours with a fine tooth comb. My "gut feeling" is that it was a coincidence that I upgraded EPG123 and everything went POOF! I can't pinpoint it but it seems like the database crash and recovery may have been the culprit even though I can't find a smoking gun. This anomaly has nothing to do with EPG123.

I'm confident that an upgrade will work properly, so I'll probably perform one in the next few days when I get time.

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Post by bros » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:23 pm

garyan2 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:19 pm
bros wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:50 am
The ones that did not work were Restaurant Impossible, The Unicorn, Sunnyside, Ellen Degeneres Show, and The Walking Dead. I just readded them and it worked.

Also, I noticed a bunch of the series are now doubled in the listing. It's not recording stuff twice, just found it odd.

Those aforementioned shows were all red in the transfer tool.

Is there a log location you want me to look at for the transfer tool?
The doubling up shouldn't be possible. If you open the transfer tool again, on the right side are all the series request green?
Yes, all are green, and some now have 4 listed (It isn't recording them 4 times, just lists them 4 times)

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Post by garyan2 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:24 am

So the only way I am aware of to create duplicate recording requests is to import the recording.mxf file multiple times. Considering that it looks like you installed epg123 on the 28th, today would be around the 4th time you did an update. Do you have a task setup to import the recordings.mxf file?
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Post by bros » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:47 am

garyan2 wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:24 am
So the only way I am aware of to create duplicate recording requests is to import the recording.mxf file multiple times. Considering that it looks like you installed epg123 on the 28th, today would be around the 4th time you did an update. Do you have a task setup to import the recordings.mxf file?
Nope, not task setup to import the file - i've had 2 or 4 (2 for some 4 for others) since I imported stuff on the 28th

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Post by garyan2 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:17 am

I've never tried this before, but could you run "C:\Windows\ehome\mcupdate.exe -pvrgc" ? See if that cleans out the duplicates, though it doesn't answer what is causing it.
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Post by garyan2 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:24 am

@bros: are you still getting duplicate series recording requests? I would certainly like to understand this and see if epg123 is a contributing factor.

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Post by bros » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:06 am

No longer getting duplicate series recording requests - it fixed after I did a reboot and it showed no data available, then I deleted the scheduled task for guide download and re-added it.

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