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    I have gone through the set up again for the epg grabber as per the instructions on the page sent, how long should it take to start propagating the data? I have had ITV on for 10 minutes but nothing is showing.
    The "Refresh EPG" button on the "Manual Control" panel works if you enable "grabbing while idle". Your screen shot shows that idle grabbing is disabled, so "Refresh EPG" will do nothing. :(

    When you click "Refresh EPG", all of the EPG-related timeouts expire, and the grabber performs whatever actions are defined on the "DVB EPG" panel. So if only "grab while timeshifting/recording" is enabled, nothing happens if you are not watching or recording a TV or radio programme.

    I don't think that this is stated explicitly in the Wiki, so I will correct that.

    -- from CyberSimian in the UK
     

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    The "Refresh EPG" button on the "Manual Control" panel works if you enable "grabbing while idle". Your screen shot shows that idle grabbing is disabled, so "Refresh EPG" will do nothing. :(

    When you click "Refresh EPG", all of the EPG-related timeouts expire, and the grabber performs whatever actions are defined on the "DVB EPG" panel. So if only "grab while timeshifting/recording" is enabled, nothing happens if you are not watching or recording a TV or radio programme.

    I don't think that this is stated explicitly in the Wiki, so I will correct that.

    -- from CyberSimian in the UK

    Didn't have any luck but tried deselecting the enable crc and closing, restarted the service reenabled the crc setting and also selected the idle option and set a channel active, and got this:
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    So things starting to come in.

    I tried downloading EPG buddy as well but when selecting the epg data under rytec I don't see any region preselection:
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    Hi.
    Have seen this before on another users installation. But I can't figure out where this came from. For me and most others it is working flawlessly...
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    After selecting Rytec as EPG data source you need to click on "save" and after this it's best to restart the program as available regions and channels are refreshed on a program start.
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    If the regions still are empty most likely something is blocking the database access of EPG-Buddy. But i don't know what is causing this. It definitely is nothing related to EPG-Buddy itself..

    To see more I need the logs collected with the LogCollector tool (you can find it in start menu)
     

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    Hi.
    Have seen this before on another users installation. But I can't figure out where this came from. For me and most others it is working flawlessly...
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    After selecting Rytec as EPG data source you need to click on "save" and after this it's best to restart the program as available regions and channels are refreshed on a program start.
    View attachment 206985

    If the regions still are empty most likely something is blocking the database access of EPG-Buddy. But i don't know what is causing this. It definitely is nothing related to EPG-Buddy itself..

    To see more I need the logs collected with the LogCollector tool (you can find it in start menu)

    Heres the log

    31/10/2020 15:35:09 - *********************************
    31/10/2020 15:35:09 - * *
    31/10/2020 15:35:09 - * Starting EPG-Buddy 0.6.0.14 *
    31/10/2020 15:35:09 - * *
    31/10/2020 15:35:09 - *********************************
    31/10/2020 15:35:09 -
    31/10/2020 15:35:09 - Info - Read Localized Strings
    31/10/2020 15:35:09 - Info - Read Configuration From Ini
    31/10/2020 15:35:09 - Info - Declared Global Variables
    31/10/2020 15:35:09 - Info - SQlite Started
    31/10/2020 15:35:09 - Info - Updated Tables
    31/10/2020 15:35:10 - Info - Refreshed Available Channels List for Rytec
    31/10/2020 15:35:10 - Info - Refreshed Available Channels finished
    31/10/2020 15:35:10 - Info - Channrel Lists Refreshed
    31/10/2020 15:35:10 - Info - Read Available Channels for TVSpielfilm
    31/10/2020 15:35:10 - Info - Read Available Channels for TVGuide
    31/10/2020 15:35:10 - Info - Read Available Channels for External XML
    31/10/2020 15:35:10 - Info - Read Available Channels for epgData.com
    31/10/2020 15:35:10 - Info - Read Available Channels for Clickfinder
    31/10/2020 15:35:10 - Info - Read Available Channels for External XML
    31/10/2020 15:35:10 - Info - Read Chars to ignore for TVDB search
    31/10/2020 15:35:10 - Info - Read Available Groups
    31/10/2020 15:35:10 - Info - Read Checked Groups
    31/10/2020 15:35:10 - Info - Start Generating Main GUI Window
    31/10/2020 15:35:11 - Info - Generated Main Window
    31/10/2020 15:35:11 - SiteiniListToDB - Start reading files to Database
    31/10/2020 15:35:11 - SiteiniListToDB - Finished reading files to Database
    31/10/2020 15:35:11 - Info - WebGrab_Siteini: Started
    31/10/2020 15:35:11 - Info - WebGrab_Siteini: Finished
    31/10/2020 15:35:11 - Info - Read Available Channels from MP2 SQLite: Started
    31/10/2020 15:35:11 - Info - Read Channel Names from TVE Database
    31/10/2020 15:35:11 - Info - Read Available Channels from MP2 SQLite: Finished
    31/10/2020 15:35:11 - Info - Started EPG-Buddy
    31/10/2020 15:35:11 - ------------------
    31/10/2020 15:35:23 - Info - SetRegion: Started
    31/10/2020 15:35:23 - Info - SetRegion: Finished
     

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    Hi.
    Thanks for the log sniplet but sadly this is telling nothing. I need to have the full set as collected by the Log-Collector. There are much more things like the configuration files, the database, the error logs and the logs from the grabber tool... So, if you want to get help, I need you to add the full set of logs. If you don't want them here in public, you also can send them by PN...
     

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    Thanks. I don't use DVB-EPG at all as it is not really usable here in Germany.
    Works fine for me with DVBT2, maybe a bit light on detail but program accuracy is good. What is your problem with it?
     

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    What is your problem with it?
    I have DVB-S where the data is very poor. Mostly no descriptions, never episodes title included (not to talk about episodes numbers),... Data for only 2 days ahead, on some channels not even this. Some channels are providing EPG Data only for a few hours ahead. And many channels don't send EPG Data at all. At least with SAT the DVB-EPG data is terrible, nearly unusable here in Germany. I can imagine that DVB-T2 has a much better EPG, but as I never saw those data I can't judge...
    I haven't done all the work on EPG-Buddy if the local DVB-EPG data would have done it... I've written EPG-Buddy because I was not satisfied with existing EPG sources.
     

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    So I have now tried the xmltv gui using digiguide which seeeems to work and creates a xml guide however it doesn't seem to create the entire listing as in digiguide, is there some sort of limit? If you delete a channel then it will show the next channel down when recreated.
     

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    Hi.
    Thanks for the log sniplet but sadly this is telling nothing. I need to have the full set as collected by the Log-Collector. There are much more things like the configuration files, the database, the error logs and the logs from the grabber tool... So, if you want to get help, I need you to add the full set of logs. If you don't want them here in public, you also can send them by PN...
    I'll get this sorted in the next day or two and send you the logfile, many thanks for your assistance.

    pete
     

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    I can imagine that DVB-T2 has a much better EPG, but as I never saw those data I can't judge...
    I decided to set up EPG Buddy and compare the results. Using TV Spielfilm every thing works very well and it has a lot more program info than DVB-EPG which is most welcome so I will continue using it.:) Genre colours are different not sure why yet and initially I did try Rytec but ran into the exact same problem as @picturepete no regional or category option displayed, no change after an EPG Buddy and win 10 restart either.
     

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