Anyone else having issues with MC2XML? (not a Mediaportal issue) (1 Viewer)

Gcarr

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    Starting on Oct 1st, MC2XML quit running for me. It now starts and then instantly silently exits. This happens on all three of my WIN10 PCs. I know there are still at least a few people that use this program for downloading epg data from Schedules Direct and wanted to at least ask if anyone else is seeing this problem and, if so, have they found a workaround? I suspected a recent windows update but rolling back didn't help.

    In the meantime, I guess I will see if I can get the Schedules Direct Plugin working, I've never used it so wish me luck lol.

    EDIT: Looking around a bit more, I wonder if this situation from 2011 is a possible reason. ( MC2XML Expiry ) It's no longer supported so it's possible that it still had an expiry date that just showed up on Oct 1st. Anyway, I moved on to using EPG123. It's a little weird because it's all geared around Windows Media Center but it will do the job if you can work through the quirks. I did try to get the SchedulesDirect plugin working but I never did get to a point where it was working for me.

    By the way, you can still find MC2XML on the Wayback Machine if anyone wants to mess with it. ( Wayback Machine )
     
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    I had what appears to me to be the same problem. I corrected the problem by downloading a "update" of mc2xml.exe. I found this on mc2xml. Other good documentation here on parameters. Then I followed procedures to redo mc2xml. (delete mc2xml.dat) and that will rebuild when you run mc2xml.exe from Windows cmd. Make sure you redo your mapping in xmltv plugin. I hope this helps.

    I don't know how to tell current version of mc2xml.exe except the length of file was larger on version I downloaded.
     

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    I hope this helps.

    I don't know how to tell current version of mc2xml.exe except the length of file was larger on version I downloaded.
    Man, you saved my butt. It helped a LOT. It's funny cos just a few months ago I emailed the guy to ask him what happened to the website cos I needed a copy of the software again. He pointed me to the link you gave and I downloaded it then. It was version 1.6 dated back in 2016. I see now that he apparently updated the file on the wayback machine back in April. It's now version 1.7.2 and it's working perfectly now.
    I made a stupid mistake 3 or 4 days ago, I did go back to the archive and I could have sworn I downloaded the file that was there. But I was in such a hurry (panic really, lol) that I must have messed up and ended up not actually downloading the newer version. Thanks again for setting me straight!
     

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