EPG Search: text gets mixed up (1 Viewer)


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  • May 13, 2005
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    MediaPortal Version: MP + latest SVN
    MediaPortal Skin:
    Windows Version: MCE SP2
    CPU Type: Intel Celereon 2,4GHz
    HDD: Samsung 250GB
    Memory: 512MB
    Motherboard: Asus P4P 800deluxe
    Motherboard Chipset:
    Motherboard Bios:
    Video Card: Nvidia FX 5200
    Video Card Driver:
    Sound Card: on board
    Sound Card AC3:
    Sound Card Driver:
    1. TV Card: Hauppauge PVR 350
    1. TV Card Type: analog
    MPEG2 Video Codec: MPV
    MPEG2 Audio Codec: MPA
    Satelite/CableTV Provider: Kabel Deutschland
    HTPC Case: Silverstone LC03
    Power Supply:
    Remote: MCE V2 europe
    TV: CRT
    TV - HTPC Connection: Composite

    1. go to myTV
    2. go to search
    3. choose option "Description"

    Text on the right side gets mixed up.



    Portal Pro
    January 11, 2007
    England England
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    TV-Server Version: 14788
    MediaPortal Version: 14788
    MediaPortal Skin: Blue Two
    Windows Version: Windows XP Pro SP2
    CPU Type: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 500Gb
    Memory: 2 Gb DDR 6400 (800MHz)
    Motherboard: Asus P5B-E
    Motherboard Chipset: Intel 965P
    Motherboard Bios:
    Video Card: ASUS EN8500GT Silent
    Video Card Driver: Forceware 158.22
    Sound Card: On board HD
    Sound Card AC3:
    Sound Card Driver:
    1. TV Card: Hauppauge WinTV PVR-500
    1. TV Card Type: Analog
    1. TV Card Driver: 3.4a1 XP & 2.1 MCE
    2. TV Card: Hauppauge WinTV HVR-4000
    2. TV Card Type: Hybrid analog, DVB-T, DVB-S, DVB-S2
    2. TV Card Driver: 3.4a1 XP & 2.1 MCE
    3. TV Card: Hauppauge WinTV HVR-4000
    3. TV Card Type: Hybrid analog, DVB-T, DVB-S, DVB-S2
    3. TV Card Driver: 3.4a1 XP & 2.1 MCE
    4. TV Card:
    4. TV Card Type:
    4. TV Card Driver:
    MPEG2 Video Codec: Cyberlink PowerDVD 7
    MPEG2 Audio Codec: Cyberlink PowerDVD 7
    Satelite/CableTV Provider: Astra 28.2E
    HTPC Case: Silverstone LC10-M
    Cooling: Zalman CNPS8000 CPU Cooler and AcoustiFan Dustproof case fans
    Power Supply: Corsair HX520
    Remote: Hauppauge MCE remote
    TV: Sony 28" KV-28WS2U widescreen CRT
    TV - HTPC Connection: S-Video


    I have nearly always had the same problem (except it also happens on the default view by genre) regardless of which svn I have used.

    The screenshot below is not taken from the HTPC detailed above but my workstation PC running Vista x86.
    The workstation has had one or 2 builds that have been OK from several months ago (I can't remember which ones) but the rest have been similar. The workstation is running TV Server and MediaPortal RC1.

    The HTPC detailed above has exhibited similar behaviour on all the 3 or 4 builds I have installed on it, the current being TV Server + SVN 14788.

    This is a shame as I believe that the Search facility is one of the major benefits of the EPG (at present I feel it is slightly better in MCE/Vista but I am confident it will be improved in MediaPortal in the future).

    Logs and screenshot attached


    Portal Pro
    January 11, 2007
    England England
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    I realised my problem with the EPG text was caused by a problem in the one of the GB EPG grabber xml files. When parsing the HTML it was failing to identify the programme description correctly and instead was including it with the text it identified as category. As the category text is used for genres this meant that there were hundreds of genres (1 per programme for that grabber). Each “genre” often consisted of multiple lines (the genre + description) which lead to the text being scrambled.


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