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    Hi.
    Sadly this is no issue from EPG-Buddy, it's a bug in TVSpielfilm API. So we can not do anything against this. Normally people are not having two year old data laying around disturbing the grabbing process. In regular use cases you will get aware of the issue very soon. But this issue is a rare thing nevertheless. Ever since EPG-Buddy exists this is the third time. First was the renaming of N24 to Welt and RTL Nitro to Nitro. Second was as TVSpielfilm abandoned the local versions of the "Dritte Programme" to offer only one set of data for each station (e,g, no more SWR BW and SWR RP only SWR) and now that SR and SWR are merged together. This time the issue affected users of SR only. SWR only users (like me) are still having a working EPG all the time... I even did not add the fix to my productive installation until today. But of course it will be implemented in the next version of EPG-Buddy with support for TVMosaic.

    BY the way, if the grabber would stop on this it will prevent other sources from being scrapped at all. E.G- if you are using Clickfinder and only use TVSpielfilm as additional source for a few channels it will destroy the complete EPG data including the Clickfinder data. This is no option imho.

    The logging capabilities of the grabber module are not the best. That's tue, But you need to catch every possible error individually. And there are tons of them... A lot of work for not that much effect, that's why this very rare and external caused issue is not captured in the logs, I fear...
     

    ge2301

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    Hi.
    Sadly this is no issue from EPG-Buddy, it's a bug in TVSpielfilm API. So we can not do anything against this. Normally people are not having two year old data laying around disturbing the grabbing process. In regular use cases you will get aware of the issue very soon. But this issue is a rare thing nevertheless. Ever since EPG-Buddy exists this is the third time. First was the renaming of N24 to Welt and RTL Nitro to Nitro. Second was as TVSpielfilm abandoned the local versions of the "Dritte Programme" to offer only one set of data for each station (e,g, no more SWR BW and SWR RP only SWR) and now that SR and SWR are merged together. This time the issue affected users of SR only. SWR only users (like me) are still having a working EPG all the time... I even did not add the fix to my productive installation until today. But of course it will be implemented in the next version of EPG-Buddy with support for TVMosaic.

    BY the way, if the grabber would stop on this it will prevent other sources from being scrapped at all. E.G- if you are using Clickfinder and only use TVSpielfilm as additional source for a few channels it will destroy the complete EPG data including the Clickfinder data. This is no option imho.

    The logging capabilities of the grabber module are not the best. That's tue, But you need to catch every possible error individually. And there are tons of them... A lot of work for not that much effect, that's why this very rare and external caused issue is not captured in the logs, I fear...
    I didn't mean that additional issues should be captured by EPGBuddy, that would be indeed too much effort. It's enough to add a "pause" in the the grabber script, so one "enter" confirmation is needed to close the console :)
    Then it is guarantieed one can read the last state of the grabber. I was not able to cature the failure myself, because the console closed directly (just a quarter second flashing". I needed 3 times to catch it by pressing "print" in the right moment.
     

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    It's enough to add a "pause" in the the grabber script, so one "enter" confirmation is needed to close the console :)
    Normally there is no console you can enter something. It would be terrible if the automated grabbing process will pop up a console window every time,. This only is for a setup scenario, not for usage. Aside it's a Windows feature. If you run any console process from external, the console closes immediately after the running process has ended, no matter if it ends regular or crashes. The only way to catch this is to catch the error and we're at the same state as before. The console window only stays open if you enter the command to execute in the console window by hand.
     

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    Hi. I've installed TVMosaic CE today and I found the channel list used by TVMosaic. It's a xml file named "tvmosaic_channels.xml" found in the installation folder. I need to parse this XML file to extract all channel names from and compare it with another xml file "tvmosaic_favorites.xml" where only the internal channel ID for all favorites are stored. More work than expected so most likely it will last longer than thought, sorry...
    Great, glad to read you’ll implement support.
     

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