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  1. Atomic7431

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    what settings are you using with epg collector to get episode data? and what other settings do you use for fta satellite in the uk?
    ive tested some settings but cant find a how to, for the settings for epg collector to use with mediaportal which also gives the episode data, at present i get this as an example
    Code (Text):
    1.   <episode-num system="xmltv_ns">63315 .  . </episode-num>
    2.   </programme>
    3.   <programme start="20130531193000 +0100" stop="20130531200000 +0100" channel="6301">
    4.     <title>EastEnders</title>
    5.     <desc>Lauren finds herself on the wrong side of the law but can Max and Tanya put their differences aside for the sake of their children? The pressure increases for Alice. Also in HD. [AD,S] Then BBC News.</desc>
    6.     <category>Entertainment - Soap</category>
    7.     <video>
    8.       <aspect>16:9</aspect>
    9.     </video>
    10.     <audio>
    11.       <stereo>stereo</stereo>
    12.     </audio>
    13.     <subtitles type="teletext" />
    14.     <episode-num system="xmltv_ns">44774 .  . </episode-num>
    15.   </programme>
    16.   <programme start="20130531200000 +0100" stop="20130531203000 +0100" channel="6301">
    17.     <title>A Question of Sport</title>



     
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    When you say episode data, are you talking about season # and episode #?
     
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    EPG Collector gives wierd values for season + episode here is example

    TVGuide.xml
    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2.   <programme start="20130602173000 +1200" stop="20130602180000 +1200" channel="1300">
    3.     <title>The Simpsons</title>
    4.     <desc>Lady Gaga (guest starring as herself) attempts to cheer Lisa after she’s voted the most unpopular kid at school. S23 Ep22</desc>
    5.     <rating>
    6.       <value>G</value>
    7.     </rating>
    8.     <video>
    9.       <quality>HDTV</quality>
    10.     </video>
    11.     <subtitles type="teletext" />
    12.     <episode-num system="xmltv_ns">40510 . 399699 . </episode-num>
    13.   </programme>
    14.  
    However mediaportal seems to be correctly importing the weird S##E## numbers
    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    3. <tags>
    4.   <tag>
    5.     <SimpleTag>
    6.       <name>TITLE</name>
    7.       <value>Emmerdale</value>
    8.     </SimpleTag>
    9.     <SimpleTag>
    10.       <name>COMMENT</name>
    11.       <value>Marlon's angry and emotional; Chas is cautious; and Laurel's annoyed when Ashley turns up.</value>
    12.     </SimpleTag>
    13.     <SimpleTag>
    14.       <name>GENRE</name>
    15.       <value>-</value>
    16.     </SimpleTag>
    17.     <SimpleTag>
    18.       <name>CHANNEL_NAME</name>
    19.       <value>TV ONE plus 1</value>
    20.     </SimpleTag>
    21.     <SimpleTag>
    22.       <name>EPISODENAME</name>
    23.       <value>
    24.       </value>
    25.     </SimpleTag>
    26.     <SimpleTag>
    27.       <name>SERIESNUM</name>
    28.       <value>1017552</value>
    29.     </SimpleTag>
    30.     <SimpleTag>
    31.       <name>EPISODENUM</name>
    32.       <value>10314946</value>
    33.     </SimpleTag>
    34.     <SimpleTag>
    35.       <name>EPISODEPART</name>
    36.       <value>
    37.       </value>
    38.     </SimpleTag>
    39.     <SimpleTag>
    40.       <name>STARTTIME</name>
    41.       <value>2013-05-31 14:19</value>
    42.     </SimpleTag>
    43.     <SimpleTag>
    44.       <name>ENDTIME</name>
    45.       <value>2013-06-01 14:19</value>
    46.     </SimpleTag>
    47.   </tag>
    48. </tags>
    49.  
    [DOUBLEPOST=1369967934][/DOUBLEPOST]Hi

    I found the problem

    Go to output tab, Set Format of episode tag = Valiid season + episode numbers only

    You can also enable online lookups to grab episode + movie thumbs, but AFAIK mediaportal doesn't support using them. In the XML tab you can merge the DVB epg source with other online xml sources.

    To get more help with epgcollector visit geekzone forums in NZ :)
     
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    I have that set already and i dont get any episode numbers in the right area, trying another grab this morning as i also noticed that the cbeebies and cbbc channels were wrong also saying that programs started at 6 and 7 am but this was showing between 13.00 and 17.00 lol

    posted on geekzone here
     
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    `valid season and episode numbers only` gives this

    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. <programme start="20130531190000 +0100" stop="20130531193000 +0100" channel="10060">
    3. <title>Emmerdale</title>
    4. <desc>Tension between Adam and Cain reaches boiling point. Vanessa encourages Rhona to come clean about her addiction. Robbie's lies begin to unravel.</desc>
    5. <category>Entertainment - Soap</category>
    6. <video>
    7. <aspect>16:9</aspect>
    8. </video>
    9. <audio>
    10. <stereo>stereo</stereo>
    11. </audio>
    12. <subtitles type="teletext" />
    13. </programme>
    14. <programme start="20130531193000 +0100" stop="20130531210000 +0100" channel="10060">
    15. <title>Britain's Got Talent</title>
    16. <desc>Ant &amp; Dec present the fourth live semi-final. Nine acts, with their eye on a prize of £250,000 and a slot on the Royal Variety Performance, perform for the audience and judges.</desc>
    17. <category>Entertainment</category>
    18. <video>
    19. <aspect>16:9</aspect>
    20. </video>
    21. <audio>
    22. <stereo>stereo</stereo>
    23. </audio>
    24. <subtitles type="teletext" />
    25. </programme>
    26.  
    `full crid` gives this

    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2.  
    3. <programme start="20130531190000 +0100" stop="20130531193000 +0100" channel="10060">
    4. <title>Emmerdale</title>
    5. <desc>Tension between Adam and Cain reaches boiling point. Vanessa encourages Rhona to come clean about her addiction. Robbie's lies begin to unravel.</desc>
    6. <category>Entertainment - Soap</category>
    7. <video>
    8. <aspect>16:9</aspect>
    9. </video>
    10. <audio>
    11. <stereo>stereo</stereo>
    12. </audio>
    13. <subtitles type="teletext" />
    14. <episode-num system="xmltv_ns">362 . . </episode-num>
    15. </programme>
    16. <programme start="20130531193000 +0100" stop="20130531210000 +0100" channel="10060">
    17. <title>Britain's Got Talent</title>
    18. <desc>Ant &amp; Dec present the fourth live semi-final. Nine acts, with their eye on a prize of £250,000 and a slot on the Royal Variety Performance, perform for the audience and judges.</desc>
    19. <category>Entertainment</category>
    20. <video>
    21. <aspect>16:9</aspect>
    22. </video>
    23. <audio>
    24. <stereo>stereo</stereo>
    25. </audio>
    26. <subtitles type="teletext" />
    27. <episode-num system="xmltv_ns">21974 . . </episode-num>
    28. </programme>
    29.  
    this looks closer but still no episode numbers?

    `numeric part of crid` gives

    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. <programme start="20130531190000 +0100" stop="20130531193000 +0100" channel="10060">
    3. <title>Emmerdale</title>
    4. <desc>Tension between Adam and Cain reaches boiling point. Vanessa encourages Rhona to come clean about her addiction. Robbie's lies begin to unravel.</desc>
    5. <category>Entertainment - Soap</category>
    6. <video>
    7. <aspect>16:9</aspect>
    8. </video>
    9. <audio>
    10. <stereo>stereo</stereo>
    11. </audio>
    12. <subtitles type="teletext" />
    13. <episode-num system="xmltv_ns">362 . . </episode-num>
    14. </programme>
    15. <programme start="20130531193000 +0100" stop="20130531210000 +0100" channel="10060">
    16. <title>Britain's Got Talent</title>
    17. <desc>Ant &amp; Dec present the fourth live semi-final. Nine acts, with their eye on a prize of £250,000 and a slot on the Royal Variety Performance, perform for the audience and judges.</desc>
    18. <category>Entertainment</category>
    19. <video>
    20. <aspect>16:9</aspect>
    21. </video>
    22. <audio>
    23. <stereo>stereo</stereo>
    24. </audio>
    25. <subtitles type="teletext" />
    26. <episode-num system="xmltv_ns">21974 . . </episode-num>
    27. </programme>
    28.  
    `bsepg compatible gives`

    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. <programme start="20130531190000 +0100" stop="20130531193000 +0100" channel="10060">
    3. <title>Emmerdale</title>
    4. <desc>Tension between Adam and Cain reaches boiling point. Vanessa encourages Rhona to come clean about her addiction. Robbie's lies begin to unravel.</desc>
    5. <category>Entertainment - Soap</category>
    6. <video>
    7. <aspect>16:9</aspect>
    8. </video>
    9. <audio>
    10. <stereo>stereo</stereo>
    11. </audio>
    12. <subtitles type="teletext" />
    13. <episode-num system="bsepg-epid">SE-362 . EP-</episode-num>
    14. </programme>
    15. <programme start="20130531193000 +0100" stop="20130531210000 +0100" channel="10060">
    16. <title>Britain's Got Talent</title>
    17. <desc>Ant &amp; Dec present the fourth live semi-final. Nine acts, with their eye on a prize of £250,000 and a slot on the Royal Variety Performance, perform for the audience and judges.</desc>
    18. <category>Entertainment</category>
    19. <video>
    20. <aspect>16:9</aspect>
    21. </video>
    22. <audio>
    23. <stereo>stereo</stereo>
    24. </audio>
    25. <subtitles type="teletext" />
    26. <episode-num system="bsepg-epid">SE-21974 . EP-</episode-num>
    27. </programme>
    28.  
    29.  
    I am using version EPG Collector V040100 with fix pack 10, I have also noticed I am getting an exit code 0 ? this happens with all the grabs
     
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    how can i check this in mediaportal once the tvguide.xml is imported as freesat.ini and number part of crid gives the following

    Code (Text):
    1. <programme start="20130531190000 +0100" stop="20130531193000 +0100" channel="12130">
    2.     <title>Emmerdale</title>
    3.     <desc>Tension between Adam and Cain reaches boiling point. Vanessa encourages Rhona to come clean about her addiction. Robbie's lies begin to unravel. [AD,HD,S]</desc>
    4.     <rating>
    5.       <value>G</value>
    6.     </rating>
    7.     <video>
    8.       <quality>HDTV</quality>
    9.     </video>
    10.     <episode-num system="xmltv_ns">2733555718 . 2064009902 . </episode-num>
    11.   </programme>
    12.   <programme start="20130531193000 +0100" stop="20130531210000 +0100" channel="12130">
    13.     <title>Britain's Got Talent</title>
    14.     <desc>Ant &amp; Dec present the fourth live semi-final. Nine acts, with their eye on a prize of 250,000 and a slot on the Royal Variety Performance, perform for the audience and judges. [HD,S]</desc>
    15.     <category>Show</category>
    16.     <rating>
    17.       <value>G</value>
    18.     </rating>
    19.     <video>
    20.       <quality>HDTV</quality>
    21.     </video>
    22.     <episode-num system="xmltv_ns">1320998745 . 2064534189 . </episode-num>
    23.   </programme>
     
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    getting this in the log for tvserver -

    [2013-05-31 11:28:24,159] [Log ] [SetupTv ] [INFO ] - XMLTVImport::CorrectEpisodeNum, could not parse '2265070360' as plain number
    [2013-05-31 11:28:24,159] [Log ] [SetupTv ] [INFO ] - XMLTVImport::CorrectEpisodeNum, could not parse '3596673774' as plain number
    [2013-05-31 11:28:24,160] [Log ] [SetupTv ] [INFO ] - XMLTVImport::CorrectEpisodeNum, could not parse '2415747338' as plain number
    [2013-05-31 11:28:24,160] [Log ] [SetupTv ] [INFO ] - XMLTVImport::CorrectEpisodeNum, could not parse '3127343700' as plain number
    [2013-05-31 11:28:24,160] [Log ] [SetupTv ] [INFO ] - XMLTVImport::CorrectEpisodeNum, could not parse '2377325358' as plain number
    [2013-05-31 11:28:24,160] [Log ] [SetupTv ] [INFO ] - XMLTVImport::CorrectEpisodeNum, could not parse '4287683810' as plain number
    [2013-05-31 11:28:24,160] [Log ] [SetupTv ] [INFO ] - XMLTVImport::CorrectEpisodeNum, could not parse '3943409299' as plain number
    [2013-05-31 11:28:24,160] [Log ] [SetupTv ] [INFO ] - XMLTVImport::CorrectEpisodeNum, could not parse '3943409299' as plain number
    [2013-05-31 11:28:24,160] [Log ] [SetupTv ] [INFO ] - XMLTVImport::CorrectEpisodeNum, could not parse '2780347741' as plain number
    [2013-05-31 11:28:24,160] [Log ] [SetupTv ] [INFO ] - XMLTVImport::CorrectEpisodeNum, could not parse '4123462785' as plain number
    [2013-05-31 11:28:24,160] [Log ] [SetupTv ] [INFO ] - XMLTVImport::CorrectEpisodeNum, could not parse '4230095137' as plain number
    [2013-05-31 11:28:24,161] [Log ] [SetupTv ] [INFO ] - XMLTVImport::CorrectEpisodeNum, could not parse '3532089283' as plain number
    [2013-05-31 11:28:24,161] [Log ] [SetupTv ] [INFO ] - XMLTVImport::CorrectEpisodeNum, could not parse '3026078935' as plain number

    and that number is for the show number, not the episode number, reading the first set of numbers and not the second set, gonna test further.
     
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    I opened tvguide.xml and I looked at the season + episode numbers for a program
    Then I briefly recorded that program
    I then looked at the tv_recording_filename.xml and I found the same numbers

    Some program entries might not have S#E# information if it's not provided by the DVBepg.

    Why do you need to know the S##E## information?

    If it is just to prevent duplicate recordings you could use the crid cides etc, i am guessing that is what they are for... if it's for online look up of episode metadata then I wouldn't rely on the tv station having the S#E# correct/in line with what is used by thetvdb.
     
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    it is for non duplication of recordings, i set in tv server, recording, check episode of already recorded programs - episode number, is there a better way like you said crid ?[DOUBLEPOST=1369999526][/DOUBLEPOST]started a recording and checked the xml and indeed a episode number is present

    Code (Text):
    1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    2. <tags>
    3.   <tag>
    4.     <SimpleTag>
    5.       <name>TITLE</name>
    6.       <value>Cowboy Builders</value>
    7.     </SimpleTag>
    8.     <SimpleTag>
    9.       <name>COMMENT</name>
    10.       <value>Property series. The team takes on two renovation jobs at once when Melinda and Dom uncover the extent of the destruction left behind by one cowboy (6/6). [S]</value>
    11.     </SimpleTag>
    12.     <SimpleTag>
    13.       <name>GENRE</name>
    14.       <value>Show</value>
    15.     </SimpleTag>
    16.     <SimpleTag>
    17.       <name>CHANNEL_NAME</name>
    18.       <value>Channel 5</value>
    19.     </SimpleTag>
    20.     <SimpleTag>
    21.       <name>EPISODENAME</name>
    22.       <value>
    23.       </value>
    24.     </SimpleTag>
    25.     <SimpleTag>
    26.       <name>SERIESNUM</name>
    27.       <value>
    28.       </value>
    29.     </SimpleTag>
    30.     <SimpleTag>
    31.       <name>EPISODENUM</name>
    32.       <value>1612438077</value>
    33.     </SimpleTag>
    34.     <SimpleTag>
    35.       <name>EPISODEPART</name>
    36.       <value>
    37.       </value>
    38.     </SimpleTag>
    39.     <SimpleTag>
    40.       <name>STARTTIME</name>
    41.       <value>2013-05-31 12:21</value>
    42.     </SimpleTag>
    43.     <SimpleTag>
    44.       <name>ENDTIME</name>
    45.       <value>2013-05-31 13:15</value>
    46.     </SimpleTag>
    47.   </tag>
    48. </tags>
    not sure how that number will work in the long term
     
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    I know about as much as you I think. I think CRID is a unique identifier for tv episodes (do you remember 'gcode') I think it might be like that.

    Looking at what you posted the episode information is blank for some shows if you set it to `valid season and episode numbers only` , however the other formats were all filled out, so it looks like `valid season and episode numbers only` might be the worst option.

    The other formats all look essentially the same, so they might all be just as good as each other.

    I can only guess but I think you should set it to whatever format it was for default. (I know that default was not `valid season and episode numbers only`)
     
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