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v1.3.5 Release

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Post by garyan2 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:12 pm

New version up to address crashing WMC when viewing a single channel guide and crossing a program that did not have an image.

Reminder to everyone: if I don't know the bug is there, I can't fix it. :)
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Post by SugarFree » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:07 pm

> I don't know the bug is there, I can't fix it.

I didn't even know I had the bug until this morning. 😚 And even then didn't associate it with EPG. I just thought it was a weird, one-off experience. I'll download and install the update now.

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Post by IT Troll » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:34 pm

I almost never use that view and so have never experienced this. Good catch though!
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Post by garyan2 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:39 pm

Not my catch... 2 users brought it to my attention. It's been around since at least 28/12 but I wasn't able to duplicate until the day of release.
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Post by SugarFree » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:18 pm

Gary, sorry to report - the bug is back as of this morning, but weirdly, I can't replicate it for any channel but one: TCM. Worked fine for the last few days. Hope this can be fixed; I'd hate for it to happen while taping something.

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Post by IT Troll » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:30 pm

Crashing WMC doesn't normally affect any recordings in progress as that is performed by a separate process.
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Post by garyan2 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:02 pm

There is red text on the download page on how to clear it out

1. Perform a [Save & Execute] using v1.3.5
2. Perform a [Rebuild WMC Database] from the client.

There is an empty url for guide images in the database that needs to be cleared out.
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Post by SugarFree » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:37 pm

I remember seeing Save and Execute, so no problem there. But will the Rebuild Database mean I'll need to select my channels in the lineup again?

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Post by garyan2 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:46 pm

No. There will be a prompt to import the guide listings file, and that will be it.
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Post by tomlando » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:53 pm

I absolutely hate updates. The last time took me 8 hours as I couldn't find a simple guide to tell me how.
and now I screwed it all up again. do I just delete everything and start over just to get the latest? Sorry, but I just don't get it.

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Post by tomlando » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:05 pm

Windows and Norton are both blocking the of the opening download and a winzip popup wants me to pay $30. ??? I never had to o that before.

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Post by garyan2 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:10 pm

Here is the note from the download page.
UPGRADE NOTE

If performing an upgrade from a previous version of EPG123, it is only necessary to run the new setup file or copy over the old files with the contents of the portable zip file. No further action is required.
If you only had a 9600 baud modem dialup connection, an update would only take 26 minutes. There is nothing to do for an upgrade other than run the executable. Of course, as you noted, if your AV suite decided to not trust EPG123 then that will stretch that time out. There is no virus/trojan/malware threat. Here is the VirusTotal results for the setup package.
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Post by dahef » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:16 am

I am currently on 1.2.13. Everything seems to work okay except the search by actor no longer displays the actor's entire movie history, only the movies currently schedule to show.
Would an upgrade help this? Also is there a process for doing just an upgrade or do I have to do a clean install from scratch?

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Post by garyan2 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:35 am

No, it won't help with that. I just verified and it looks like MS finally turned that feature off. Before, we would get the Similar Movies, Reviews, Extended Cast & Crew, and this ability to find all movies an actor had played a part in to not only list them but to also set a recording in the future. That information was provided by AMG (All Movie Guide), which somewhere along the line just became AllMovies owned by none other than Rovi.

They had already shut down the CD/DVD metadata, now with the guide ending it looks like they shut this down as well. Unfortunately, makes too much sense.

EDIT: fixed grammer/spelling
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Post by dahef » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:55 am

garyan2 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:35 am
No, it won't help with that. I just verified and it looks like MS finally turned that feature off. Before, we would get the Similar Movies, Reviews, Extended Cast & Crew, and this ability to find all movies an actor had played a part in to not only list them but to also set a recording in the future. That information was provided by AMG (All Movie Guide), which somewhere along the just became AllMovies owned by non other than Rovi.

They had already shut down the CD/DVD metadata, now with the guide ending it looks like they shut this down as well. Unfortunately, makes too much sense.
That to me was the number 1 best thing about WMC was to see an actors/actress body of work, mark some for future recording then see it pop up under recordings in the future. Without that, you have to check the movie listings every 2 weeks which of course are not sorted by performer.

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Post by ks87 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:51 pm

Hi, I am having trouble getting EPG123 1.3.5 set up on my Windows 7 HTPC. I downloaded the latest EPG123 file and installed. When it comes to launching the EPG123 Client, it opens briefly before automatically closing/crashing. I saw in another post that someone else was having a similar issue. It was mentioned that it could be an issue with the .NET framework. I had .NET 4.8 installed. I did a repair of it and I had the same issues. I uninstalled 4.8 and EPG123. I reinstalled EPG123 and had it install .NET 4.0 for me. After the install, I am still having issues with EPG123 Client crashing on start up. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Post by garyan2 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:55 pm

There must be another area in my code needing the try/catch. The client is not liking a channel in your WMC database. Could you post the contents of your trace.log file (C:\ProgramData\GaRyan2\epg123\trace.log) and see if it identifies which channel. If we are lucky, we can just delete the channel and move on.
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Post by Shippa » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:12 pm

Hi Gary, do you think there is any chance of getting the information that was supplied by AMG from another source?

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Post by ks87 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:35 pm

Here's what I get when I try to run EPG123 Client:

[2/1/2020 6:25:32 PM] ===============================================================================
[2/1/2020 6:25:32 PM]  Activating the epg123 client GUI. version 1.3.5.0
[2/1/2020 6:25:32 PM] ===============================================================================
[2/1/2020 6:25:34 PM] [ INFO] Successfully queried the Task Scheduler for status. No task is scheduled to run.
[2/1/2020 6:25:35 PM] [ERROR] Unhandled thread exception caught from epg123Client.exe. message: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

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Post by garyan2 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:43 pm

Well then... let me look at my code to see what I can find.

Actually, I would suggest you perform a WMC TV Setup... that will clear any issues with merged channels. Go ahead and accept the Program Guide ToS since it doesn't mean anything anymore. If it still has a problem, then it will probably be with a lineup and not a merged channel.
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