I can't copy your procedure because WebEPG doesn't support Canada but I was doing something similar. XMLTV runs via Windows Scheduler and (previously) imported the data without any problems. MP was running all the time with PowerScheduler to control waking up for recording and going back to sleep. Now it seems like MP is locking the database most of the time and TVGuideScheduler is having a terrible time getting in. I've had to disable the automatic update completely to prevent crashing my system due to the battle between these two programs.Yes, there is - I use Windows Scheduler (or PVR Scheduler) to wake the PC, launch a vbs script that runs WEbEPG.exe, then runs TVGuideScheduler.exe to import the new EPG data, and finally launches MediaPortal for 60 seconds to pick up any recurring schedules, before putting the PC back to sleep. Works beautifully ...Is there a way to schedule when MP IMPORTS the tvguide.xml file?
Which probably explains why I don't see any impact of the TVGuide import on MediaPortal, as the above is all done at 3:00AM each morning.
I don't understand your comment about "...finally launches MediaPortal for 60 seconds to pick up any recurring schedules". Does that mean that MP doesn't run all the time? If so, what do you use to start MP for scheduled recordings? I'm missing something.