Introducing EPG123

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Re: Introducing EPG123

#1761

Post by MILGEO » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:00 am

Hi Gary,
Thanks for keeping WMC usable. I installed EPG123 on New Years day and the following day. I saw that many people were having trouble and asking for your help so I didn't want to bother you. Your interaction with Michael3442 and comment #1716 helped a lot in trying to understand how the program works. I'm sending a donation which may or may not be identifiable as to where it came from so I thought I'd write you a comment. :thumbup:

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Post by npradeepkumar » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:09 am

Hi Gary,
I have subscribed to schedules direct and installed EPG123 following the instructions. I am on Windows 7 and I have my WMC on my main desktop, which also has the tuner cards. I thought everything was working as I could see the new guide with the logos and all. However, I just realized that the channel guide is not updating and the last date that I have listings for is Jan 31st. I went and checked the log file and I think there is some issue with the scheduled task. This is what I see in the log file.

Successfully queried the Task Scheduler for status. Could not start. Last Run 1/26/2020 11:59:59 PM; Exit: 0xFFFFFFFF.

This seems to be happening every day. What am I doing wrong. I can see that there is a scheduled task in both the EPG123(with Automatically import) Configuration tool and the EPG123 Client Guide Tool (Full mode).I can add additional screen shots or any other info based on what you need to look at.

Thanks,
Pradeep

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Post by npradeepkumar » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:50 am

I get a feeling that the task is not created correctly. When I go to task scheduler, I do not see any folder for epg. Any help would be appreciated. I tried to search other posts that had this kind of error, but they seemed to be other issues like client server setup etc.
npradeepkumar wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:09 am
Hi Gary,
I have subscribed to schedules direct and installed EPG123 following the instructions. I am on Windows 7 and I have my WMC on my main desktop, which also has the tuner cards. I thought everything was working as I could see the new guide with the logos and all. However, I just realized that the channel guide is not updating and the last date that I have listings for is Jan 31st. I went and checked the log file and I think there is some issue with the scheduled task. This is what I see in the log file.

Successfully queried the Task Scheduler for status. Could not start. Last Run 1/26/2020 11:59:59 PM; Exit: 0xFFFFFFFF.

This seems to be happening every day. What am I doing wrong. I can see that there is a scheduled task in both the EPG123(with Automatically import) Configuration tool and the EPG123 Client Guide Tool (Full mode).I can add additional screen shots or any other info based on what you need to look at.

Thanks,
Pradeep

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Post by npradeepkumar » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:43 am

I was looking at the log file again and may be I am not reading this right. It looks like it is downloading the programming information for up to 14 days. I am attaching the entire log for yesterday. However, when I go to Guide on my Media center and scroll right, the last listing that I see ends on Feb 1st. I do not see anything beyond that. It does not make sense.

Here is the log file:

[1/27/2020 12:00:00 AM] Beginning epg123 update execution. version 1.3.0.0
[1/27/2020 12:00:00 AM] ===============================================================================
[1/27/2020 12:00:00 AM] [ INFO] Beginning EPG123 update execution. 2020-01-27 08:00:00Z
[1/27/2020 12:00:00 AM] [ INFO] DaysToDownload: 14 , TheTVDBNumbers : True , PrefixEpisodeTitle: False , PrefixEpisodeDescription : False , AppendEpisodeDesc: False , OADOverride : True , TMDbCoverArt: True , IncludeSDLogos : True , AutoAddNew: True , CreateXmltv: False , ModernMediaUiPlusSupport: False
[1/27/2020 12:00:01 AM] [ INFO] Token request successful. serverID: 20141201.web.1
[1/27/2020 12:00:01 AM] [ INFO] Status request successful. account expires: 2020-12-15T07:55:11Z , lineups: 1/4 , lastDataUpdate: 2020-01-27T07:16:08Z
[1/27/2020 12:00:01 AM] [ INFO] system status: Online , message: No known issues.
[1/27/2020 12:00:01 AM] [ INFO] epg123 is not up to date. Latest version is 1.3.5 and can be downloaded from http://epg123.garyan2.net.
[1/27/2020 12:00:02 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved TMDb configurations.
[1/27/2020 12:00:02 AM] [ INFO] Successfully requested listing of client lineups from Schedules Direct.
[1/27/2020 12:00:02 AM] Entering buildLineupServices() for 1 lineups.
[1/27/2020 12:00:02 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved the station mapping for lineup USA-WA62449-X.
[1/27/2020 12:00:03 AM] Exiting buildLineupServices(). SUCCESS.
[1/27/2020 12:00:03 AM] Entering getAllScheduleEntryMd5s() for 14 days on 276 stations.
[1/27/2020 12:00:06 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved Md5s for 276 station's daily schedules. (0:00:00:02.2471285 / 411.476 KB)
[1/27/2020 12:00:09 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved 276 station's daily schedules. (0:00:00:02.6661525 / 2.940 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:00:12 AM] [ INFO] Found 3259 cached daily schedules.
[1/27/2020 12:00:12 AM] [ INFO] Downloaded 605 daily schedules.
[1/27/2020 12:00:30 AM] [ INFO] Processed 3864 daily schedules for 276 stations.
[1/27/2020 12:00:30 AM] Exiting getAllScheduleEntryMd5s(). SUCCESS.
[1/27/2020 12:00:30 AM] Entering buildAllProgramEntries() for 36922 programs.
[1/27/2020 12:02:55 AM] [ INFO] Found 35000 cached program descriptions.
[1/27/2020 12:03:00 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved 1922 program descriptions. (0:00:00:04.7102694 / 3.432 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:03:07 AM] [ INFO] Processed 36922 program descriptions.
[1/27/2020 12:03:07 AM] Exiting buildAllProgramEntries(). SUCCESS.
[1/27/2020 12:03:07 AM] Entering buildAllGenericSeriesInfoDescriptions() for 5099 series.
[1/27/2020 12:03:22 AM] [ INFO] Found 4975 cached series descriptions.
[1/27/2020 12:03:22 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved 124 generic program descriptions. (0:00:00:00.2720156 / 36.972 KB)
[1/27/2020 12:03:23 AM] [ INFO] Processed 5099 series descriptions.
[1/27/2020 12:03:23 AM] Exiting buildAllGenericSeriesInfoDescriptions(). SUCCESS.
[1/27/2020 12:03:23 AM] Entering getAllMoviePosters() for 3271 movies.
[1/27/2020 12:03:28 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:05.2643011 / 4.231 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:03:29 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:06.0133440 / 4.070 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:03:32 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:09.2735304 / 2.881 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:03:34 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:11.3726505 / 3.354 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:03:37 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:08.5874911 / 4.431 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:03:40 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:10.2715875 / 4.537 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:03:40 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 271 programs. (0:00:00:07.2674157 / 2.544 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:03:40 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Did I Kill My Mother?" from 2018 found 1 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:40 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "The Other Mother" from 2017 found 1 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:40 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Family Pictures" from 2019 found 1 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:40 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Steppin' Back to Love" from 2020 found 0 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:40 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Steppin' Back to Love" from 2019 found 0 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:40 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Steppin' Back to Love" from 2021 found 0 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:40 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Martin, Malcolm and Me" from 2019 found 0 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:41 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Martin, Malcolm and Me" from 2018 found 0 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:41 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Martin, Malcolm and Me" from 2020 found 0 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:41 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "The Sword of Swords" from 1968 found 1 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:41 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Invincible Enforcer" from 1979 found 1 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:41 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Most Likely to Murder" from 2019 found 1 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:41 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Baby Monitor Murders" from 2020 found 1 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:41 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Murdered at 17" from 2018 found 1 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:41 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "The Neighbor in the Window" from 2020 found 0 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:41 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "The Neighbor in the Window" from 2019 found 0 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:41 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "The Neighbor in the Window" from 2021 found 0 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:41 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Coupe de Ville" from 1990 found 1 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:41 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Colossus and the Amazon Queen" from 1960 found 1 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:41 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Love, Fall & Order" from 2019 found 1 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:41 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Matching Hearts" from 2020 found 1 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:42 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Step Mom" from 2010 found 0 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:42 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Step Mom" from 2009 found 0 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:42 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Step Mom" from 2011 found 0 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:42 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Dangerous Company" from 2003 found 0 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:42 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Dangerous Company" from 2002 found 0 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:42 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Dangerous Company" from 2004 found 0 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:42 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Showdown" from 1963 found 1 results.
[1/27/2020 12:03:42 AM] [ INFO] Processed 3271 movie poster links.
[1/27/2020 12:03:42 AM] Exiting getAllMoviePosters(). SUCCESS.
[1/27/2020 12:03:42 AM] Entering getAllSeriesImages() for 5099 series.
[1/27/2020 12:03:42 AM] [ INFO] Found 0 cached series image links.
[1/27/2020 12:03:48 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:06.5263733 / 4.298 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:03:50 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:07.9734560 / 4.384 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:03:56 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:13.9687989 / 2.563 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:03:59 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:16.7979608 / 3.301 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:04:12 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:23.3063330 / 5.468 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:04:19 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:28.3386209 / 3.786 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:04:53 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:00:56.4832307 / 4.767 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:05:04 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:01:05.4347427 / 4.053 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:05:13 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 99 programs. (0:00:00:54.0840934 / 732.156 KB)
[1/27/2020 12:05:39 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:01:26.3779405 / 4.963 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:10:39 AM] [ INFO] SD API WebException Thrown. Message: The operation has timed out , Status: Timeout . Trying again.
[1/27/2020 12:11:01 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 500 programs. (0:00:05:21.7204013 / 3.519 MB)
[1/27/2020 12:11:02 AM] [ INFO] Processed 5099 series image links.
[1/27/2020 12:11:02 AM] Exiting getAllSeriesImages(). SUCCESS.
[1/27/2020 12:11:02 AM] [ INFO] Completed compiling keywords and keyword groups.
[1/27/2020 12:11:04 AM] [ INFO] Completed save of the MXF file to "C:\ProgramData\GaRyan2\epg123\output\epg123.mxf".
[1/27/2020 12:11:04 AM] [ INFO] Completed save of image archive file to "C:\ProgramData\GaRyan2\epg123\guideImages.xml".
[1/27/2020 12:11:08 AM] [ INFO] 3125 files deleted from the cache directory during cleanup.
[1/27/2020 12:11:08 AM] [ INFO] Downloaded and processed 74.675 MB of data from Schedules Direct.
[1/27/2020 12:11:08 AM] [ INFO] Generated .mxf file contains 276 services, 5099 series, 36922 programs, and 59384 people with 8572 image links.
[1/27/2020 12:11:08 AM] [ INFO] Completed EPG123 update execution. SUCCESS.
[1/27/2020 12:11:08 AM] [ INFO] epg123 update execution time was 00:11:08.1852180.
[1/27/2020 12:11:09 AM] ===============================================================================
[1/27/2020 12:11:09 AM] Beginning epg123 client execution. version 1.3.0.0
[1/27/2020 12:11:09 AM] ===============================================================================
[1/27/2020 12:11:09 AM] [ INFO] Beginning epg123 client execution. 2020-01-27 08:11:09Z
[1/27/2020 12:11:09 AM] [ INFO] Import: True , Match: True , NoLogo: False , Force: False , ShowProgress: False
[1/27/2020 12:11:09 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 12:00 AM - 04:00 AM on channel 174 ESPN2HD -> 2020 Australian Open Tennis - Round of 16
[1/27/2020 1:11:09 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 12:00 AM - 04:00 AM on channel 174 ESPN2HD -> 2020 Australian Open Tennis - Round of 16
[1/27/2020 2:11:10 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 12:00 AM - 04:00 AM on channel 174 ESPN2HD -> 2020 Australian Open Tennis - Round of 16
[1/27/2020 3:11:10 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 12:00 AM - 04:00 AM on channel 174 ESPN2HD -> 2020 Australian Open Tennis - Round of 16
[1/27/2020 4:11:11 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 12:00 AM - 04:00 AM on channel 174 ESPN2HD -> 2020 Australian Open Tennis - Round of 16
[1/27/2020 4:11:11 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 04:00 AM - 11:00 AM on channel 634 TENISHD -> 2020 Australian Open Tennis - Round of 16
[1/27/2020 5:11:11 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 12:00 AM - 04:00 AM on channel 174 ESPN2HD -> 2020 Australian Open Tennis - Round of 16
[1/27/2020 5:11:11 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 04:00 AM - 11:00 AM on channel 634 TENISHD -> 2020 Australian Open Tennis - Round of 16
[1/27/2020 5:11:11 AM] [ERROR] A program recording is still in progress after 5 hours. Aborting the mxf file import.
[1/27/2020 5:51:12 PM] ===============================================================================
[1/27/2020 5:51:12 PM] Activating the epg123 configuration GUI. version 1.3.0.0
[1/27/2020 5:51:12 PM] ===============================================================================
[1/27/2020 5:51:13 PM] [ INFO] epg123 is not up to date. Latest version is 1.3.5 and can be downloaded from http://epg123.garyan2.net.
[1/27/2020 5:51:14 PM] [ INFO] Successfully queried the Task Scheduler for status. Could not start. Last Run 1/26/2020 11:59:59 PM; Exit: 0xFFFFFFFF
[1/27/2020 5:51:14 PM] [ INFO] Token request successful. serverID: 20141201.web.1
[1/27/2020 5:51:14 PM] [ INFO] Status request successful. account expires: 2020-12-15T07:55:11Z , lineups: 1/4 , lastDataUpdate: 2020-01-27T19:38:17Z
[1/27/2020 5:51:14 PM] [ INFO] system status: Online , message: No known issues.
[1/27/2020 5:51:14 PM] [ INFO] Successfully requested listing of client lineups from Schedules Direct.
[1/27/2020 5:51:15 PM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved the station mapping for lineup USA-WA62449-X.

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#1765

Post by garyan2 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:25 am

Your recordings are blocking the import. If you upgrade to the latest version, the timeout period is changed from 5 hours to 23 hours so you might be more successful.

If you are always recording, then you can change the task to run epg123Client.exe with the -f parameter to force an import regardless of recording status. There have been reports that an import during a recording may cause the recording to abort, so you decide if you want to take the chance or not.
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#1766

Post by npradeepkumar » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:34 am

Thank you. Looks like that was it. I have been able to get a few more days of guide listing for now. I was finally able to find the task in the task scheduler library. When I look at the parameter, this is what I see now.

-i "C:\ProgramData\GaRyan2\epg123\output\epg123.mxf" -match

Should I change this to

-f "C:\ProgramData\GaRyan2\epg123\output\epg123.mxf" -match

to force import.

Also, Do I need to leave the EPG123 Config and /or EPG123 Client Guide Tool open for these things to work or can I close them and it will just work in the background. Based on what I see in the task, it looks like they don't need to remain open.

And a big Thank you for putting together this tool and guide to help keep my WMC setup going. Where do I go to donate?
garyan2 wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:25 am
Your recordings are blocking the import. If you upgrade to the latest version, the timeout period is changed from 5 hours to 23 hours so you might be more successful.

If you are always recording, then you can change the task to run epg123Client.exe with the -f parameter to force an import regardless of recording status. There have been reports that an import during a recording may cause the recording to abort, so you decide if you want to take the chance or not.

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#1767

Post by garyan2 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:45 am

If you want to force an import, just add the '-f' switch.

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epg123Client.exe -i "C:\ProgramData\GaRyan2\epg123\output\epg123.mxf" -match -f
You do not keep the GUIs open. EPG123 is basically a set and forget kind of program. If you leave the configuration gui open, then your scheduled task will fail. There can be only 1 of those running at a time.

There are donate links on the download page and the initial install page of the website... Thank you!
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#1768

Post by npradeepkumar » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:41 pm

Thank you. I have changed the argument. Let us see how it does.

I have also sent the donation.

Thanks again.

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#1769

Post by npradeepkumar » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:51 pm

Anyone have any additional ideas to disable the EPG warning. I checked a couple of different KB patches (4524752, 4493132, ) and none of them are installed on my Windows 7 machine. But I still keep getting the warning and it is annoying.

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Post by ronster » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:43 am

garyan2 wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:45 am
If you want to force an import, just add the '-f' switch.

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epg123Client.exe -i "C:\ProgramData\GaRyan2\epg123\output\epg123.mxf" -match -f
You do not keep the GUIs open. EPG123 is basically a set and forget kind of program. If you leave the configuration gui open, then your scheduled task will fail. There can be only 1 of those running at a time.

There are donate links on the download page and the initial install page of the website... Thank you!
Ok, stupid question here, but how do I get to be able to add the -f parameter to see if it will help me? I see the line, but I can't edit it......

I have d/led the newest version and that hasn't helped. I have no guide data, as of 2 days ago. Kind of frustrating. I installed this and did the EPG because WMC stopped its guide data and now I have the same issue and can't figure out how to get it updated.

Forcing an update IN WMC doesn't help.

Thanks for any thoughts on this.

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Post by Sancho » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:46 pm

I started researching this issue yesterday, as the annoyingly persistent warning reappeared on all three of my HTPCs a couple days ago, having been dormant for a week or more. You know the drill: dismiss it with 'OK' only to have it reappear on the next menu (Guide, Recorded Items, et al.). Then last night, after rebooting a master HTPC (it shares two tuners via 5G WiFi like a champ ;-) ) and then the remote HTPC, both showed the "Don't Tell Me Again" (or whatever) option in the annoying warning. I checked the option (used a mouse; not sure if the remote will select it) and clicked 'OK'. Did the same on my main HTPC (no reboot), which just earlier had been showing the warning. This morning no warning. So, as noted elsewhere, probably a timing thing, and Feb. 1 has arrived.

Good luck with all y'all's HTPCs :-)

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Post by garyan2 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:44 pm

ronster wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:43 am
Ok, stupid question here, but how do I get to be able to add the -f parameter to see if it will help me? I see the line, but I can't edit it......

I have d/led the newest version and that hasn't helped. I have no guide data, as of 2 days ago. Kind of frustrating. I installed this and did the EPG because WMC stopped its guide data and now I have the same issue and can't figure out how to get it updated.

Forcing an update IN WMC doesn't help.

Thanks for any thoughts on this.
You need to double click the task in Task Scheduler in order to go into edit mode. You can then go to the Actions tab and edit the client action to add the -f switch.
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#1773

Post by npradeepkumar » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:40 pm

Yes, I got this option to not warn me again. I just had to restart my Media center. Thank you.
Sancho wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:46 pm
I started researching this issue yesterday, as the annoyingly persistent warning reappeared on all three of my HTPCs a couple days ago, having been dormant for a week or more. You know the drill: dismiss it with 'OK' only to have it reappear on the next menu (Guide, Recorded Items, et al.). Then last night, after rebooting a master HTPC (it shares two tuners via 5G WiFi like a champ ;-) ) and then the remote HTPC, both showed the "Don't Tell Me Again" (or whatever) option in the annoying warning. I checked the option (used a mouse; not sure if the remote will select it) and clicked 'OK'. Did the same on my main HTPC (no reboot), which just earlier had been showing the warning. This morning no warning. So, as noted elsewhere, probably a timing thing, and Feb. 1 has arrived.

Good luck with all y'all's HTPCs :-)

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Post by ronster » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:25 am

garyan2 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:44 pm
ronster wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:43 am
Ok, stupid question here, but how do I get to be able to add the -f parameter to see if it will help me? I see the line, but I can't edit it......

I have d/led the newest version and that hasn't helped. I have no guide data, as of 2 days ago. Kind of frustrating. I installed this and did the EPG because WMC stopped its guide data and now I have the same issue and can't figure out how to get it updated.

Forcing an update IN WMC doesn't help.

Thanks for any thoughts on this.
You need to double click the task in Task Scheduler in order to go into edit mode. You can then go to the Actions tab and edit the client action to add the -f switch.
Don't see it there....

Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Task Scheduler

I only have Ceton (that's been uninstalled as I moved to SiliconDust a couple of years ago, but it still shows up and I haven't bothered to edit the registry to remove traces), Microsoft, and WPD

I have nothing from EPG123 under Task Scheduler. Nothing but the 3 items above. I've dug done into the Microsoft branch and that is all MSFT stuff...nothing 3rd party.


I forced a guide update from within EPG123 (manual update). It ran, the progress bar hit 100% and closed. I opened WMC. I still have no guide data.
Do I have to remove everything and reinstall and hope for the best?

Why wouldn't I have anything in the task scheduler (if you are referring to the same one I mentioned above...that's the only one I am aware of)


In EPG123 Client, it defaults to "Full Mode" and weird "scheduled update time"....I never set it and it is always different each time I open it and look. I move to Client Mode "No task is scheduled to run"....that's fine.
Automatch is checked....c:\ProgramData\GaRyan2\epg123\output\epg123.mxf

I click on that...it opens up that folder with epg123.mxf in it. That's the only file there. I try to open it and it gives me the dialog of updating the guide....or canceling and using the "Manual Import" button under "Client and Configuration & Actions".
If I run the guide update, it appears successful, the "Date Modified" for the epg123 gets updated to new day/time. Size is currently 78,350kb (and, if I were to open it with wordpad, it is full, from what I can see, so not like it is a blank file with no data).

Go into WMC. NO GUIDE DATA.

The system is vanilla WMC Win7 w/updates. Used for nothing else except WMC.

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Post by garyan2 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:43 am

You need to create the task in order to be able to edit it (if you need to). Set the task to 'Full Mode', enter a random time when it is highly unlikely you will be watching and/or recording something, and click the [Create] button.

Are your EPG123 lineups listed on the right side pulldown? If so, select each 'EPG123' lineup and click the Match by: [# Number] button.
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Post by ronster » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:19 am

garyan2 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:43 am
You need to create the task in order to be able to edit it (if you need to). Set the task to 'Full Mode', enter a random time when it is highly unlikely you will be watching and/or recording something, and click the [Create] button.

Are your EPG123 lineups listed on the right side pulldown? If so, select each 'EPG123' lineup and click the Match by: [# Number] button.
Ok, thank you.
It was created before, but I had deleted it to see if that was the problem.
I recreated it and found it in task scheduler. Added the -f (it already had a -update as an optional add on).
Set it for 04:58am, when, if I am recording or even playing around on TV at that time, I should shoot myself. My WMC runs 24/7 though, so it will actually be on.

Yes, my EPG123 lineup (I had 2 but went down to the only 1 that actually is my area and used) is on the right side pulldown. And, the match by #Number isthere as well and everything looked good.

It does show, on the bottom, 827 merged channel(s) with 827 shown | 11883 service(s) with 538 shown. I had, previously when the guide was working a week or two ago, edited out some of the channels I don't care about (PPV/HSN/etc).


I'm just curious/concerned that doing the Manual Import still resulted in nothing happening (at least, visibly to me with the EPG).
And, I do have ONE station that shows the guide data.... 104 (NBC)....after that, and before that, everything else is "No Data Available"


(spent 10 minutes testing/checking/composing the above.......now, I have 2 stations I watched for a few minutes and see guide data on them, but 99% still say "No Data Available".....

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Post by garyan2 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:44 am

Did you click the Match by: [# Number] button?
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Post by ronster » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:58 am

yes

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Post by garyan2 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:08 pm

ronster wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:58 am
yes
Sorry, I'm a bit lost on this. What is your status now? Do you have the guide working, or somewhat working?
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Post by ronster » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:55 pm

As of this morning. I have about a handful of stations, out of 800+, that have guide data.
I'm honestly lost on this. It all was working just a week ago.

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