[confirm] EPG not populated after install (1 Viewer)


Portal Pro
February 12, 2008
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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MediaPortal Version: v1.2A
MediaPortal Skin: StreamedMP
Windows Version: XP Pro SP3
CPU Type: Athlon II X4 630
Memory: 4GB DDR2 1066Mhz
Motherboard: Biostar TA790GXB3
Video Card: HD3300 IGP
Video Card Driver: 10.10
Sound Card: onboard Realtek AC97 (ALC662)
Sound Card AC3: no AC3
Sound Card Driver:
1. TV Card: Hauppauge Nova-T 500
1. TV Card Type: DVB-T
1. TV Card Driver: 4.3.27240
MPEG2 Video Codec: Cyberlink Video Decoder (PDVD10)
MPEG2 Audio Codec: ffdshow
h.264 Video Codec: ffdshowDXVA
Satelite/CableTV Provider:
HTPC Case: Custom
Cooling: Scythe 120mm Bottom Intake Fan, Stock CPU HSF
Power Supply: OCZ StealthStream 400W
Remote: Nova-T 500
TV: Sony XBR800 36"
TV - HTPC Connection: DVI

I did a fresh install of MP1.2 but imported my TV Channels from a list exported from 1.1.2.

Even after waiting some hours (after ticking the fill holes, update existing entries and EPG grabbing whilst timeshifting and idle boxes) I had no EPG data for the current day or any following days. I then did a channel re-scan and deleted some duplicates, but still had no EPG data after several more hours.

The following day when I booted up, the EPG was properly populated, so it seems to be a problem for just one day, but annoying nonetheless.

Paul Shirley

Portal Pro
November 3, 2008
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Been a problem for some time, I find it can take more than an hour to populate the EPG even if I manually start timeshifting to force an EPG update. If I don't force it then all bets are off on when it will populate, seems to not always capture data till the 1st recording, which often gets skipped because the EPG's not yet populated!

It seems to help if I wait 15min while timeshifting then fire up MySQL Administrator and repair the database. Wonder if it's not committing the updates to the db in a timely way?

Another problem I can see is the explicit EPG update invariably picks one of the less reliable channels on UK Freeview. Could do with a way to hint to MP that some channels are preferred for EPG capture - BBC1 is usually fastest and most accurate on Freeview for instance, yet it always chooses some dodgy part time sales channel on a bad MUX.

I also see times when requesting a EPG update completely fails.

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