IceTV EPG data not downloading solution for me

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by dale_mac, March 22, 2007.

  1. dale_mac

    dale_mac Portal Pro

    November 6, 2005
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    Hi all,

    I've been having trouble for a while with the IceTV EPG grabber.
    I had it running as a scheduled task in windows to wake my HTPC and download the guide data on a daily basis. Problem is, it didn't download regularly (it's on a wireless connection to my router) and I would have to close Media Portal and run the task manually.
    That wasn't too much of an issue, but it was a pain.
    I think I may have found a solution (at least for my case).
    I moved the grabber batch file to my startup folder and created a new scheduled task which will wake the PC and run a restart (if it isn't already running).
    So far, it seems to work if the grabber runs at startup. I never worked out why it wouldn't run properly as a scheduled task.
    The contents of the restart batch file is simply:
    shutdown -r -f
    Hope others can use it.

    Thanks to the Media Portal devs for a great app!


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