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Re: Shows Not Recording

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Post by urabus99 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:44 am

Does anyone know why only 1 out of 8 shows recorded OTA on 1/18/21, when they were all set for series record and they worked fine before? Thanks

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Post by garyan2 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:06 am

Check your event log. Open Event Viewer and navigate to "Applications and Services Logs\Media Center" and look for recording events... see if anything is there.
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Post by urabus99 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:13 pm

garyan2 wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:06 am
Check your event log. Open Event Viewer and navigate to "Applications and Services Logs\Media Center" and look for recording events... see if anything is there.
The log only listed 1 show not recording due to a conflict with another, but it didn't address any of the other programs that didn't record. I manually recorded 4 different channels to verify that my tuners were all present and working, and they are. I then went into EPG123 Client and clicked Transfer Tool which allowed me to open recording backups and all that are scheduled are present and green. Is there something else I should do or just wait and see what occurs today? Thanks Gary!

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Post by garyan2 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:13 pm

Just to be clear, when you opened the Transfer Tool, your Series requests were green on the right side, correct? You don't have to open a backup to see what is currently in your WMC database.

I think there are a lot of factors that could have resulted in not recording.

Disk space? I don't know if WMC will log not starting a recording if it thinks there is not enough disk space. Prior to starting, it will calculate space needed based on if it thinks the channel is HD/SD and "reserve" that space. If the 7 missed recordings would exceed your capacity then it will do something, I don't know what though.

EPG123 updates have been reported to abort recordings in progress, but there are protections in place to not import guide listings while a recording is in progress unless you use the -f (force switch) added to the task. Unless all 7 missed recordings were happening at the same time as a MXF file import, I don't see this happening.

What series were missed? Maybe there was something in the listing that caused WMC to think it was not a candidate for recording... though for 7 of them seems unlikely.

Power outage? WMC will not log an event for a completely missed recording. Your machine would have to have been off the entire span of the 7 missed recordings.

You had a database crash/recovery which will leave the guide empty until the mxf file is imported again. This seems plausible based on what you have provided so far. You would have had a prompt on opening WMC that a recovery has occurred and you should check your scheduled recordings. Does this sound like something that happened?
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Post by StinkyImp » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:06 pm

garyan2 wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:06 am
Check your event log. Open Event Viewer and navigate to "Applications and Services Logs\Media Center" and look for recording events... see if anything is there.
Another .02 cent post.

I created a portable utility awhile ago that reads all the recording events out of the event logs and produces a concise list that can then be filtered.

Example of the "raw" output"

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Event Time	Record ID	Event ID	Level	Channel	Provider	Description	Opcode	Task	Keywords	Process ID	Thread ID	Computer	User	
1/18/2021 7:30:00 PM.000	14618	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	The Neighborhood: Welcome to the Motorcycle started recording on 1/18/2021 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/18/2021 7:30:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/18/2021 8:01:00 PM.000	14619	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	9-1-1: The New Abnormal started recording on 1/18/2021 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/18/2021 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/18/2021 8:03:00 PM.000	14620	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	Bob Hearts Abishola: The Wrong Adebambo started recording on 1/18/2021 7:30:04 PM and stopped on 1/18/2021 8:03:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/18/2021 9:03:00 PM.000	14621	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	9-1-1: Lone Star: Back in the Saddle started recording on 1/18/2021 8:01:03 PM and stopped on 1/18/2021 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/18/2021 10:03:00 PM.000	14622	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	The Good Doctor: The Uncertainty Principle started recording on 1/18/2021 8:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/18/2021 10:03:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/19/2021 3:33:00 PM.000	14627	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	Judge Judy: Video Reveals Harassment Truth?! started recording on 1/19/2021 2:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/19/2021 3:33:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/19/2021 7:30:00 PM.000	14628	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	Two Sentence Horror Stories: Instinct started recording on 1/19/2021 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/19/2021 7:30:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/19/2021 8:00:00 PM.000	14629	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	Two Sentence Horror Stories: Imposter started recording on 1/19/2021 7:30:03 PM and stopped on 1/19/2021 8:00:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/19/2021 8:01:00 PM.000	14630	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	The Resident: Mina's Kangaroo Court started recording on 1/19/2021 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/19/2021 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/19/2021 9:03:00 PM.000	14631	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	Prodigal Son: Speak of the Devil started recording on 1/19/2021 8:01:04 PM and stopped on 1/19/2021 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/19/2021 9:03:01 PM.000	14632	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	Trickster: Episode 2 started recording on 1/19/2021 8:00:04 PM and stopped on 1/19/2021 9:03:01 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/19/2021 10:03:00 PM.000	14634	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	FBI: Most Wanted: Anonymous started recording on 1/19/2021 8:57:01 PM and stopped on 1/19/2021 10:03:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/19/2021 10:03:00 PM.000	14633	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	Nurses: What Size Are Your Feet? started recording on 1/19/2021 8:58:02 PM and stopped on 1/19/2021 10:03:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
Example of the "filtered" output for Magnum P.I.

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Recording List for Magnum P.I.
Created 2020:12:19:07:13:19
================================================================
  10/11/2019 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Knight Lasts Forever started recording on 10/11/2019 7:57:01 PM and stopped on 10/11/2019 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
  10/18/2019 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Dead Inside started recording on 10/18/2019 7:57:01 PM and stopped on 10/18/2019 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
  10/25/2019 8:08:01 PM - Warning     - Magnum P.I.: Make It 'til Dawn was not recorded because the tuner was not present at the time of the recording.
  10/25/2019 8:08:02 PM - Warning     - Magnum P.I.: Make It 'til Dawn was not recorded because the tuner was not present at the time of the recording.
  10/25/2019 9:03:00 PM - Warning     - Recording of Magnum P.I.: Make It 'til Dawn began late on 10/25/2019 8:08:07 PM due to a temporary failure caused by either a system malfunction or a power loss and stopped on 10/25/2019 9:03:00 PM.
   11/1/2019 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Lie, Cheat, Steal, Kill started recording on 11/1/2019 7:57:01 PM and stopped on 11/1/2019 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
   11/8/2019 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: The Man in the Secret Room started recording on 11/8/2019 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 11/8/2019 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
  11/15/2019 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: He Came By Night started recording on 11/15/2019 7:57:01 PM and stopped on 11/15/2019 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
  11/22/2019 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: A Bullet Named Fate started recording on 11/22/2019 7:57:01 PM and stopped on 11/22/2019 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
   12/6/2019 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Blood Brothers started recording on 12/6/2019 7:57:01 PM and stopped on 12/6/2019 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
  12/13/2019 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Day I Met the Devil started recording on 12/13/2019 7:57:01 PM and stopped on 12/13/2019 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
    1/3/2020 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Desperate Measures started recording on 1/3/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/3/2020 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
   1/10/2020 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Mondays Are for Murder started recording on 1/10/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/10/2020 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
   1/31/2020 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: A Game of Cat and Mouse started recording on 1/31/2020 7:57:01 PM and stopped on 1/31/2020 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
   4/10/2020 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Say Hello to Your Past started recording on 4/10/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 4/10/2020 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
   4/17/2020 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Farewell to Love started recording on 4/17/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 4/17/2020 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
   4/24/2020 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: The Night Has Eyes started recording on 4/24/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 4/24/2020 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
    5/1/2020 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: A World of Trouble started recording on 5/1/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 5/1/2020 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
    5/8/2020 9:00:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: May the Best One Win started recording on 5/8/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 5/8/2020 9:00:00 PM as scheduled.
   5/8/2020 10:03:01 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: A Leopard on the Prowl started recording on 5/8/2020 9:00:02 PM and stopped on 5/8/2020 10:03:01 PM as scheduled.
   12/4/2020 9:00:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Double Jeopardy started recording on 12/4/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 12/4/2020 9:00:00 PM as scheduled.
  12/11/2020 9:00:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Easy Money started recording on 12/11/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 12/11/2020 9:00:00 PM as scheduled.
  12/18/2020 9:00:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: No Way Out started recording on 12/18/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 12/18/2020 9:00:00 PM as scheduled.

================================================================
Search String:		Magnum P.I.
Total results found:	23
The only reason I mention this is that (in this case) it may be easier to look through a list rather than go through every event and potentially miss something.

For anyone interested it's located in the WMC Recording History folder.

Instructions: Place "Recordings.exe" in a folder and double-click. To remove, delete the folder.

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Post by urabus99 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:57 pm

garyan2 wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:13 pm
Just to be clear, when you opened the Transfer Tool, your Series requests were green on the right side, correct? You don't have to open a backup to see what is currently in your WMC database.

I think there are a lot of factors that could have resulted in not recording.

Disk space? I don't know if WMC will log not starting a recording if it thinks there is not enough disk space. Prior to starting, it will calculate space needed based on if it thinks the channel is HD/SD and "reserve" that space. If the 7 missed recordings would exceed your capacity then it will do something, I don't know what though.

EPG123 updates have been reported to abort recordings in progress, but there are protections in place to not import guide listings while a recording is in progress unless you use the -f (force switch) added to the task. Unless all 7 missed recordings were happening at the same time as a MXF file import, I don't see this happening.

What series were missed? Maybe there was something in the listing that caused WMC to think it was not a candidate for recording... though for 7 of them seems unlikely.

Power outage? WMC will not log an event for a completely missed recording. Your machine would have to have been off the entire span of the 7 missed recordings.

You had a database crash/recovery which will leave the guide empty until the mxf file is imported again. This seems plausible based on what you have provided so far. You would have had a prompt on opening WMC that a recovery has occurred and you should check your scheduled recordings. Does this sound like something that happened?
While trying different things, I found that only 2 of my 4 tuners were working on auto record, even though they all recorded when I manually ran them at the same time. I re-ran the TV Setup in the Media Center, which fixed the problem. I am so, so sorry that I troubled you and YOU are SO MUCH APPRECIATED. Ron

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Post by kkingsto » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:53 pm

StinkyImp wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:06 pm
garyan2 wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:06 am
Check your event log. Open Event Viewer and navigate to "Applications and Services Logs\Media Center" and look for recording events... see if anything is there.
Another .02 cent post.

I created a portable utility awhile ago that reads all the recording events out of the event logs and produces a concise list that can then be filtered.

Example of the "raw" output"

Code: Select all

Event Time	Record ID	Event ID	Level	Channel	Provider	Description	Opcode	Task	Keywords	Process ID	Thread ID	Computer	User	
1/18/2021 7:30:00 PM.000	14618	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	The Neighborhood: Welcome to the Motorcycle started recording on 1/18/2021 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/18/2021 7:30:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/18/2021 8:01:00 PM.000	14619	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	9-1-1: The New Abnormal started recording on 1/18/2021 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/18/2021 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/18/2021 8:03:00 PM.000	14620	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	Bob Hearts Abishola: The Wrong Adebambo started recording on 1/18/2021 7:30:04 PM and stopped on 1/18/2021 8:03:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/18/2021 9:03:00 PM.000	14621	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	9-1-1: Lone Star: Back in the Saddle started recording on 1/18/2021 8:01:03 PM and stopped on 1/18/2021 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/18/2021 10:03:00 PM.000	14622	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	The Good Doctor: The Uncertainty Principle started recording on 1/18/2021 8:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/18/2021 10:03:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/19/2021 3:33:00 PM.000	14627	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	Judge Judy: Video Reveals Harassment Truth?! started recording on 1/19/2021 2:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/19/2021 3:33:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/19/2021 7:30:00 PM.000	14628	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	Two Sentence Horror Stories: Instinct started recording on 1/19/2021 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/19/2021 7:30:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/19/2021 8:00:00 PM.000	14629	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	Two Sentence Horror Stories: Imposter started recording on 1/19/2021 7:30:03 PM and stopped on 1/19/2021 8:00:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/19/2021 8:01:00 PM.000	14630	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	The Resident: Mina's Kangaroo Court started recording on 1/19/2021 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/19/2021 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/19/2021 9:03:00 PM.000	14631	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	Prodigal Son: Speak of the Devil started recording on 1/19/2021 8:01:04 PM and stopped on 1/19/2021 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/19/2021 9:03:01 PM.000	14632	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	Trickster: Episode 2 started recording on 1/19/2021 8:00:04 PM and stopped on 1/19/2021 9:03:01 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/19/2021 10:03:00 PM.000	14634	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	FBI: Most Wanted: Anonymous started recording on 1/19/2021 8:57:01 PM and stopped on 1/19/2021 10:03:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
1/19/2021 10:03:00 PM.000	14633	1	Information	Media Center	Recording	Nurses: What Size Are Your Feet? started recording on 1/19/2021 8:58:02 PM and stopped on 1/19/2021 10:03:00 PM as scheduled.			Classic			HTPC		
Example of the "filtered" output for Magnum P.I.

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Recording List for Magnum P.I.
Created 2020:12:19:07:13:19
================================================================
  10/11/2019 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Knight Lasts Forever started recording on 10/11/2019 7:57:01 PM and stopped on 10/11/2019 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
  10/18/2019 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Dead Inside started recording on 10/18/2019 7:57:01 PM and stopped on 10/18/2019 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
  10/25/2019 8:08:01 PM - Warning     - Magnum P.I.: Make It 'til Dawn was not recorded because the tuner was not present at the time of the recording.
  10/25/2019 8:08:02 PM - Warning     - Magnum P.I.: Make It 'til Dawn was not recorded because the tuner was not present at the time of the recording.
  10/25/2019 9:03:00 PM - Warning     - Recording of Magnum P.I.: Make It 'til Dawn began late on 10/25/2019 8:08:07 PM due to a temporary failure caused by either a system malfunction or a power loss and stopped on 10/25/2019 9:03:00 PM.
   11/1/2019 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Lie, Cheat, Steal, Kill started recording on 11/1/2019 7:57:01 PM and stopped on 11/1/2019 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
   11/8/2019 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: The Man in the Secret Room started recording on 11/8/2019 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 11/8/2019 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
  11/15/2019 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: He Came By Night started recording on 11/15/2019 7:57:01 PM and stopped on 11/15/2019 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
  11/22/2019 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: A Bullet Named Fate started recording on 11/22/2019 7:57:01 PM and stopped on 11/22/2019 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
   12/6/2019 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Blood Brothers started recording on 12/6/2019 7:57:01 PM and stopped on 12/6/2019 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
  12/13/2019 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Day I Met the Devil started recording on 12/13/2019 7:57:01 PM and stopped on 12/13/2019 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
    1/3/2020 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Desperate Measures started recording on 1/3/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/3/2020 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
   1/10/2020 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Mondays Are for Murder started recording on 1/10/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/10/2020 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
   1/31/2020 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: A Game of Cat and Mouse started recording on 1/31/2020 7:57:01 PM and stopped on 1/31/2020 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
   4/10/2020 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Say Hello to Your Past started recording on 4/10/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 4/10/2020 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
   4/17/2020 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Farewell to Love started recording on 4/17/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 4/17/2020 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
   4/24/2020 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: The Night Has Eyes started recording on 4/24/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 4/24/2020 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
    5/1/2020 9:03:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: A World of Trouble started recording on 5/1/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 5/1/2020 9:03:00 PM as scheduled.
    5/8/2020 9:00:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: May the Best One Win started recording on 5/8/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 5/8/2020 9:00:00 PM as scheduled.
   5/8/2020 10:03:01 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: A Leopard on the Prowl started recording on 5/8/2020 9:00:02 PM and stopped on 5/8/2020 10:03:01 PM as scheduled.
   12/4/2020 9:00:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Double Jeopardy started recording on 12/4/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 12/4/2020 9:00:00 PM as scheduled.
  12/11/2020 9:00:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: Easy Money started recording on 12/11/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 12/11/2020 9:00:00 PM as scheduled.
  12/18/2020 9:00:00 PM - Information - Magnum P.I.: No Way Out started recording on 12/18/2020 7:57:02 PM and stopped on 12/18/2020 9:00:00 PM as scheduled.

================================================================
Search String:		Magnum P.I.
Total results found:	23
The only reason I mention this is that (in this case) it may be easier to look through a list rather than go through every event and potentially miss something.

For anyone interested it's located in the WMC Recording History folder.

Instructions: Place "Recordings.exe" in a folder and double-click. To remove, delete the folder.
This is Cool! I'm using it to clean up my schedule. Mine only go back to Jan 2020 but that's good enough for me--trying to find shows that are no longer being shown and removing from the schedule to clean up.

Any chance you can create a csv with it?

Thanks for such a cool program.

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Post by StinkyImp » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:11 pm

kkingsto wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:53 pm
Any chance you can create a csv with it?
Are you wanting to import it into Excel (or another program)?

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Post by kkingsto » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:16 pm

StinkyImp wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:11 pm
kkingsto wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:53 pm
Any chance you can create a csv with it?
Are you wanting to import it into Excel (or another program)?
Yes.. and then I can do some sorting.

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Post by StinkyImp » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:17 am

Then you're in luck!

When you first open "Recordings.exe" it creates a temporary file named "RawRecordings.txt" to work from.

This file only exists when the GUI is open and is deleted upon exit. The reason for this is so it's always working from a copy of the current event log.

You can create a copy of "RawRecordings.txt" while you have the GUI open and then open that copy with Excel. You can also open it directly in Excel while you have the GUI open.

That file is tab delimited, so select that when you open it in Excel.

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Post by kkingsto » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:20 pm

Great!! That is what I did. The date/time probably could be cleaned up a bit and maybe broken up in to 2 fields. But it works!

Thanks again!

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Post by adam1991 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:38 pm

StinkyImp wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:06 pm
Another .02 cent post.
OK, I'm going to be "that guy":

https://verizonmath.blogspot.com/

https://youtu.be/MShv_74FNWU

It's $0.02, or it's 2 cents.

".02 cents" is two hundredths of a cent...

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Post by StinkyImp » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:18 pm

adam1991 wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:38 pm
OK, I'm going to be "that guy":

It's $0.02, or it's 2 cents.

".02 cents" is two hundredths of a cent...
Hehehe... I sure do love you Adam! :D

I agree wholeheartedly that my post is worthless. That was the point! :crazy:

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Post by Space » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:44 pm

adam1991 wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:38 pm
StinkyImp wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:06 pm
Another .02 cent post.
OK, I'm going to be "that guy":
...
It took me a great deal of control to not be "that guy" when I first saw this post. It seems that education can sometimes look like being a jerk. I think as long as you do it to educate it's fine, but don't be surprised when it's not seen that way.

By the way, what's your thoughts on these:

It cost 10$

I found $10 dollars today!

If you don't correct them, they will keep doing it? Right?.. Right? :wtf:
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Post by StinkyImp » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:10 pm

kkingsto wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:20 pm
Great!! That is what I did. The date/time probably could be cleaned up a bit and maybe broken up in to 2 fields. But it works!

Thanks again!
Just another $0.02 - .02 cent - (or any other worthless value) opinion. Once again, YMMV!

Excel string functions are your friend. Here's an example of breaking out the date and time. Then you just need to hide any columns you don't need, OR use the copy/values function, OR... use any number of Excel functions to pretty up or make the output the way you want it.

Edit: OOOOOOOOPS! I inserted a line above the data and the hard coded formulas don't reflect that. All the 2s in the formulas should be 3s. Example... All the A2s should be A3 and the C2s should be C3.

Question -> Which do you prefer, 2s or 2's or A2s or A2's. I've seen it both ways but most people prefer number descriptors without the apostrophe.

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Post by StinkyImp » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:20 pm

Space wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:44 pm
If you don't correct them, they will keep dong it? Right?.. Right? :wtf:
I also hate to be "that guy" but shouldn't it be "doing"?? :D

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Post by Space » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:49 pm

StinkyImp wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:20 pm
Space wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:44 pm
If you don't correct them, they will keep dong it? Right?.. Right? :wtf:
I also hate to be "that guy" but shouldn't it be "doing"?? :D
I'm surprised the site even let me use that word :o (corrected).

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Post by StinkyImp » Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:25 pm

:wave: Hi there!

The original purpose of my posts were to render assistance to kkingsto. If they still need additional help or pointers, I'd be more than happy to help. If anyone else would like to add their input into helping solve the issues at hand, please feel free to join in.

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Post by kkingsto » Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:57 pm

Thanks, @StinkyImp! Works great!!

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Post by StinkyImp » Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:45 am

kkingsto wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:53 pm
This is Cool! I'm using it to clean up my schedule. Mine only go back to Jan 2020 but that's good enough for me--trying to find shows that are no longer being shown and removing from the schedule to clean up.
The default size for the Media Center event log is 8192 KB (around 8 MB).

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I changed mine to 49984 KB (around 50 MB) to give me a lot more history.

If you'd like to increase your history, go into Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> View event logs.

In the left panel of Event Viewer go to Applications and Services Logs -> Media Center.

Right click on Media Center and select Properties.

Change the value in Maximum log size (KB) to a value of your choosing and press the OK button.

DISCLAIMER: Clearing the log file in Event Viewer or Media Center will clear out the recording events that my utility uses. IT Troll gives a better explanation here.

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