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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    You say you may have lost the EPG data, I would go to the EPGcollector application - 'EPG Centre' and "Run" a new download that will replace your tvguide.xml file. XMLTV should update your listings with the new data as soon as the new file is detected I have never used the Radio guide so no...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    Fiddling around this morning with my MP 64bit OS to get EPGcollector working Suddenly some EPG appeared, so scanned my Tv channels again and ran the EPGcollector grab and I have a lot of the channels I set as "Favourite" Still not getting anything for Channel4, SonyTV or RT and BBC News &...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    If you are using EPGcollector for your DVB-S TV channels, and assuming you are sourcing from Sky for OpenTV channels, then I would guess that you should go to mapping in XLMTV and LOAD your Radio channels, check the mapping and save them before you exit. I would expect the programming to all be...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    Its possible that the MP grabber using the info channel may fail again because during these posts it was discovered that MP was not tuning it as the radio channel that the MP requires At the time when the grabber could not resolve an information I purchased a cheap Manhattan FreeSat box from...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    I noticed that the info channel returned this morning but decided to stick with EPGcollector If you have problems in the future give EPGcollector a go as it works very well and covers all channels TW
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    OK, sorry, I got the wrong end of the stick but I am with you now. This post started because the freesat info radio channel changed, (I think one of the guys discovered the audio on the channel went away it is not tuned by MP as a radio channel any more), and it is no longer grabbed by MP EPG...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    As far as I am aware it will grab all available data in the one operation. In the EPGcollector application configuration dialogue, after you have set up your parameters and saved the ".ini" file you can click 'Run' and watch as it logs the operation and (hopefully) confirms everything went well...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    EPGcollector is the way to go for Freesat, (or Freeview for that matter in my opinion), although I'm not sure about it working on 64bit OS. Definately on 32bit OS. When you are setting up EPGcollector and installing I found that you need to browse to all the program locations again, dont just...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    Thanks for that, I think your post sums up the situation Also thanks for the tip about trying the 32bit grab on my 64bit system. I will definately try this Thanks for your help TW
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    As you are running 32bit I'm thinking your best bet Brian is to go for EPGcollector and use the XMLTV I could not get it running on 64bit Win7 but on my 32bit Win7 machine it works perfectly The other advantage is that if you are going for FreeSAT then you will get all the HD channel programming...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    No luck with EPGcollector on 64bit Win7 OS. The EPGcollector log tells me evrything is fine and the TVguige file is re-written like clockwork every time it runs. Looks like the mappings is the XMLTV is the problem as it always shows a white "already mapped" status but nothing shows in the guide...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    All that seemed to go well with the mapping matching up very well for the channels I want in my guide. It looks like the EPG collector was set up in a different OS, maybe Win8. It appears to expect a different file structure to the Win7 OS. I discovered that you have to 'Browse' the paths into...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    The info channel is no longer working. That's why EPGcollector is the only working option now it appears TW
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    I set up EPG collector this morning and it appears to work well. It has a few quirks. The application default file loction has to be accepted. I found that if I tried to locate the application elsewhere it would give all sorts of problems so I accepted the All Users local appdata etc. as the...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    Hi 404 Don't worry about your reply, I felt a bit huffy but I can get over that and your help is valuable when I am floundering! I'm working at this time and it's so tempting to focus on EPG collector rather than the spreadsheet cost estimates that I am supposed to be doing! I actually did...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    Looks like that's what has gone wrong I'll try that later Thanks for your help, much appreciated TW
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    Just noticed another member has helped Brian and had success immediately so I hope that has helped Brian I will try again when I have the time as it appears to be the only way to get a Freesat OTA EPG
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    Hi 404 A bit hasty with the 'user error' there perhaps? I followed the link provided and simply downloaded the file from sourceforge v4.3 Fixpak 22 and extracted it I see the applications EPGCollector and EPGCentre in the extraction and no installer Of course without installing this is not much...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    Downloaded and tried EPG collector this morning but not much success so the answer to No, it does not work for me It works for others so it may just be that it does not run on 64bit Win7 OS, or it could be the download I got was corrupted and I am missing the GUI for configuration of the...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    Well now that's a surprise, I had given up on grabbing OTA from Freesat since the EPG channel vanished! I'll be trying it tomorrow. Thanks for that info, very much appreciated. TW
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    I'm thinking it needs internet access to get the latest program listings data for the XMLTV file when it does the grab?
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    I will be using EPG collector as soon as I have a network connection to the mediacentre PC under the TV The last Time I used XMLTV, ( using XMLTV GUI ), I subscribed to UK TV Listings | UK TV Guide | What's on TV with Digiguide.tv They do different "packs", including a Windows package via...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    Hey Brian, you can link the Freeview grabbed EPG across to some of the Freesat Channels in the TV server setup configuration. I used to do this and it worked OK and the EPG was accurate for the majority of the channels. I think RT was aproblem as the UK RT on Freeview did not follow the...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    Wondering if there was any update on the channel to use as you mentioned? Would be most helpful Regards TW
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    I did try that but no success Thanks Jasmeet_181 TW
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    That would be most helpful Many thanks TW
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    During my efforts to try and get a working EPG grab from Freesat I was surprised that the cheapy Manhattan SX HD Freesat box I picked up from Tesco populated the epg instantly without any internet connection. It looks like the guide is present OTA but not being grabbed by the Mediaportal system...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    Thanks Jasmeet_181, What you say also makes sense why the Freesat channel showed up in TV, not Radio channels when I set it up manually You have answered my question so i am assured I am not doing something wrong and I will try the EPG collector solution Thanks for your help, very much...
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    Freesat EPG in UK anyone?

    Hi everyone I'm still wondering if anyone has success getting the OTA EPG data for FreeSAT ? I've tried all combinations with the grabber, even tried to tune the Freesat.info channel, (which appears to be history) I have been assured the EPG is in the channels, and I have got a cheapy Freesat...
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    Freesat EPG, no Freesat Info radio channel?

    Hi Percy, are you using Freesat and getting the EPG? I'm trying to get my MP1 EPG on Freesat but cannot obtain the Freesat.Info channel so wondering if you had success. Regards TW
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    Freeview EPG-Anyone know what channel sends the guide data?

    Hi CyberSimian, Yes, all understood I reckon I have the EPG setup under my belt now, but, the problem is that the Freesat Info channel is not there? It used to be there about 6 months ago but now there's no sign of it That's why I did a single transponder scan under advanced in the TV tuners to...
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    Freeview EPG-Anyone know what channel sends the guide data?

    Hi CyberSimian, thanks for your response The Freesat Info is the channel that I remember, it was definately in the channels last time I was using DVB-S KingOfSat lists it at 11425H but there is nothing there when I scan it I am at a bit of a loss now and wondering if the Freesat boxes get the...
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    Freeview EPG-Anyone know what channel sends the guide data?

    Hello everyone, hope you are all well as we go into 2020 The problems with the Freesat EPG were eventually sorted out so I can confirm the EPG grabber works well, but unfortunately I think the main problem is a lack of decent DVB-T signal at the location, And this prompted me to install a dish...
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    I cannot get a basic media import-what is the best configuration?

    Hi Lehmden Please forgive me for not making things clear, and ny the way, it's not you, your English is absolutely perfect. Europe ALWAYS puts us to shame when it comes to language because in UK "Education" we spend so long learning how wonderful the UK and its monarchy is we don't have time to...
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    I cannot get a basic media import-what is the best configuration?

    This is very strange I know but I can assure you that MP1 is not using metadata, I even swapped the HDD archive drives back into my MP1 just in case something had changed in the duplication The exact folder structure and title is displayed in MP1, straight from the archive on the HDD I think...
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    I cannot get a basic media import-what is the best configuration?

    Hi, Thanks for that I see what you mean now that I know MP2 will not populate the menu without metadata You are correct, it looks like all my media is there if I use the "Browse Media" menu However, because MP2 will not use the file structure I only assume all is there' it is a total mess with...
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    I cannot get a basic media import-what is the best configuration?

    Hi, Thanks for your message Unfortunately my TV is one of the last generation Panasonic plasmas and it's "Smartness" is not the same as the current technology and will not replace MP, play the media I wish to use, and browse TBytes of HDD media. I already have three MP machines, and cannot...
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    I cannot get a basic media import-what is the best configuration?

    Thanks for your reply Lehmden My media is mainly downloaded from internet resources, (that deliberately edit and omit a lot of the metadata) This is another problem I have with MP2, I have to edit the metadata of most of the movies because about 30% of my movie archives were correctly titled...
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    I cannot get a basic media import-what is the best configuration?

    Hi I am trying MP2 and getting on very well, finding the system more logical and very smooth now. The setup and configuration all went well, (I think years of experience with MP1 helped), but one issue has me stumped. I cannot figure out how to import some of my media from sources on a local HDD...
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    Freeview EPG-Anyone know what channel sends the guide data?

    Thanks for that I have reset the EPG grabber and currently going through the main channels one at a time with the idle time setting at 1 minute So far no EPG but I know it's in there somewhere and I have to find it! Cheers TW
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