EPG Collector Categories???

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  1. gonzo90017

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    I'm currently using EPG Collector to get EPG data from ATSC PSIP. Unfortunately it doesn't contain "Category" info. I would like to add category info so I can have some genre coloring with Mediaportal.



    I read the readme but i'm still not clear on how to do this:

    I open up my .ini file
    Click on File> Change Program Categories> Change Custom Program Category Descriptions
    Under "Category Tag" I enter "Sports"
    Under "Custom Descriptions" I enter "The Big Bang Theory" without quotes of course.
    [​IMG]

    I click on the save button but get an error message.
    I click on Continue then Run> Collect EPG Data
    I then get asked if I want to save the program categories which I do but i get the error message again.
    I then just collect the epg data without saving running the current parameters.
    When it's done I check the tvguide.xml file but no category data is present.

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/hm16xs305866mt3/EPG_Collector.hst
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/ugr6hp7x306q4g6/Channel_2_Only.ini
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/chc3ip2zuo3e8dd/EPG_Collector.log
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/sgnbmbpal53jbz6/TVGuide.xml
     
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    Hi gonzo90017

    Have you read the readme?
    Basically, your example use of "Sports" means that programmes with exact name or description "Sports" will be tagged with genre/category "The Big Bang Theory". Not quite what you want, right?

    The "Custom Description" is the category.
    The "Tag" is the thing that is used to match the programme.

    I think if you used "<The Big Bang Theory>" as Tag and "Sports" as Custom Description your example would work.
     
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    That's exactly the way I had it yesterday but I didn't get the any category info. That's the reason I did it this way instead, thinking I was doing it wrong.

    So i've tried it the correct way:

    Category Tab: <College Football>
    Custom Description: Sports

    Still no luck
    [​IMG]

    As you can see in my TVGuide.xml. No category info is present.
     
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    Are you still getting errors when you save?
    If so, did you try filling in the other fields?
    I see you started a thread on the EPG Collector forum - very wise - and Steve says you need a fixpack.
    http://sourceforge.net/p/epgcollector/discussion/1125946/thread/6a5da395/

    I think best to stick with your thread on the EPG Collector forum and come back here when you get category data in the XMLTV file. I note XMLTV files and the EPG Collector config file can be opened in any text editor. You should be able to observe your config changes being saved and confirm that the category info is injected into the output. I also note that although I originally helped with EPG Collector testing and I still occasionally answer the odd technical question, I had nothing to do with this feature. Steve is the best person to help. :)
     
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    Thank you for all your help. I just wanted to cover all my bases using various forums since doing a search gave me very little results for EPG Collector. :)
     
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