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Epg123 how to get it to appear in WMC

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Post by p623 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:57 pm

Hi, i have recently moved over to win10 and installed WMC i have subscribed to epg123 and cant find how to get it to appear in WMC i have this (see photo) shortcut
on my desk top

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Post by garyan2 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:12 pm

Actually, http://epg123.garyan2.net/tools/#channelMapping would be more focused to the question.

You don't have your listings mapped to the guide channels. Follow the above link to map the listings on the right side of the GUI with the guide channels on the left side of the GUI
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Post by garyan2 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:22 pm

Just a note, you have 20 lineups with 5764 services (listings). It does not appear you performed a Client Setup from Step 1... was that intentional? I know it can take some time to scan all those channels.
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Post by p623 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:02 pm

Thanks for your replies, it’s all a bit new to me I did go through the setups as directed I’ve just noticed in a video the there appears to be an intermediate small screen I did not see during the setup the twice I ran it!

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Post by p623 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:36 pm

Obviously the these instructions are very detailed, but as I’m a complete novice in the green button world a lot of the terms mean nothing to me,
For instance what is Chanel mapping,
I have followed setup through all buttons turning green in the setup
My chosen lineup appears in WMC but no listing data

Can anybody Help this dummy
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Post by garyan2 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:45 pm

Mapping channels is basically finding a stations guide listings and connecting them to the tuners channel in WMC. Reference this webpage (http://epg123.garyan2.net/tools/#channelMapping). I wasn't hip with the latest terminology when I created EPG123, so I used the term 'matching' rather than mapping.

Basically, if the channel numbers do not match, you will have to select a station's guide listings on the right side of the client, right-click a channel on the left side of the client to map the listings to, and select 'Subscribe'. Repeat as necessary.
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Post by p623 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:32 pm

Hi thanks for your reply, the list o f channels show in the last photo are the ones that I selected, I deselected all the others, see photo

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Post by garyan2 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:45 pm

What does the right side panel look like for your lineups?

Also, you might want to close the client and open it again... for some reason it didn't get a count of your merged channels, lineups, or services.
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Post by p623 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:57 pm

Again thanks for the reply I’m grateful for help, regrettably I don’t really understand the terminology

“ for some reason it didn't get a count of your merged channels lineups or services”

everything seems to assume one is already in the zone, agreed I am 76
But reasonably tec savi , but the the install seem to be for people already in the green button world

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Post by garyan2 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:24 pm

With the picture you provided, it is hard for me to understand how much is done and what still needs to be done. From the image alone it looks like you did not do a Full install from the epg123Setup_v1.3.0.0.exe file. Another possibility is you downloaded the portable version and are trying to run EPG123 from inside the .zip file... I just don't know.

Referencing the image again... if you look at the bottom left, there will be a count of the number of merged channels (left side channel listings), number of lineups (from the combo box on the right side above the lineup channels (services), and the number of services (all lineup channels).

So first, let us back up a little and you tell me how you installed epg123 and we'll go from there.
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Post by p623 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:09 am

Hi this is the install, epg123Setup_v1.3.0.0 (zip) eventually producing the following short cut

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Post by garyan2 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:45 pm

Okay, so we know you ran the setup program and at least have the client part installed. Is the server part installed? There should be another shortcut on your desktop. Without the server part, you won't be downloading any guide data.
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Also, seeing one of your images with the green background in WMC, are you running Windows 10?
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Post by p623 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:16 pm

Hi Garry yes I’m moving from 7 to 10, no I don’t have server


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Post by garyan2 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:23 pm

Well let's make sure the server gets installed. Run the setup program again and make sure 'Full Install' is selected and the 'Server Files' option is checked.
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Post by p623 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:49 pm

Done now have 2 short cuts client @ epg123

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Post by p623 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:49 pm

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Post by p623 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:02 pm

i have lodged in and now have these screens
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Post by garyan2 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:04 pm

Looks good. Now you can perform Step 3 of the EPG123 install (http://epg123.garyan2.net/install/step3p1/)
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Post by p623 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:19 pm

Sorry to be a pest I have looked at stage 3 could you guide me step by step relative to the 2 screens I have open

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