Schedules Direct epg and Channel Problem's (1 Viewer)

jrhessey

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First off, let me say I love this software so far... I started out with MythTV, but didn't understand linux so it was pretty much a pain getting things to work and continue to work. Next I moved onto GBPVR and thats a good little piece of software, but just didn't do as much as I wanted. Now onto my problems... I've got a subscription to Schedules Direct and I'm trying to get that up and going using the plugin posted here, but I keep getting an error when when I go to configure it. It also said in the instructions to wait 20 - 45 minutes for it to download. I've waited over an hour and I've got nothing in the EPG. Also, I think I have to use the source id to change channels. is the a fix for that? I did some searching but couldn't find too much on it. Thanks for any ideas!
 

patrick

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jrhessey

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I am using version 0.2.2.0, so maybe that is the problem... I'm not sure how to tell of the latest SD Plug-in. I downloaded the zip file from the first post in that thread, I assumed that was the most recent. I guess if I can't get it to work, I'll go the route of birddog. BTW, what is the difference if I use xmltv instead of going directly to Schedules Direct? Thanks for the help.

I just downloaded the new version rc2 here at work and the sd plugin works just fine. I will make the change tonight. Thanks for the help!
 

patrick

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I am using version 0.2.2.0, so maybe that is the problem... I'm not sure how to tell of the latest SD Plug-in. I downloaded the zip file from the first post in that thread, I assumed that was the most recent. I guess if I can't get it to work, I'll go the route of birddog. BTW, what is the difference if I use xmltv instead of going directly to Schedules Direct? Thanks for the help.

I just downloaded the new version rc2 here at work and the sd plugin works just fine. I will make the change tonight. Thanks for the help!
Glad it is working for you. :)

patrick
 

birdog

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patrick - I am interested in trying your way but the instructions are a little old aren't they? I just reinstalled Media Portal and don't think I had a Zap2it dll file. I followed the rest of the instructions but don't see the Schedules direct in my extensions list to enable so I must be doing something wrong, Here are the instructions I tried to follow

Installation for MP stand alone:
Best Way:
-Exit MP and delete the Zap2it plugin dll file.
-Unzip the SchedulesDirectPlugin.dll file to the MediaPortal\plugins\process folder
-In MP Configuration.exe, Clear all your channels
-Run the auto-tune on your cards in MP
-Enable/Configure the Schedules Direct Plugin (DIDNT SEE THIS IN MY PLUGIN LIST so stoped here)
-Launch MP, allow 20-45 minutes for the first download/mapping
-If external channels were automatically added, you may have to assign these to a card in the MP Configuration.exe

wait - I think I tried the 1.0c, I will try the 1.0d tonight when I get home.
 

patrick

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patrick - I am interested in trying your way but the instructions are a little old aren't they? I just reinstalled Media Portal and don't think I had a Zap2it dll file. I followed the rest of the instructions but don't see the Schedules direct in my extensions list to enable so I must be doing something wrong, Here are the instructions I tried to follow

Installation for MP stand alone:
Best Way:
-Exit MP and delete the Zap2it plugin dll file.
-Unzip the SchedulesDirectPlugin.dll file to the MediaPortal\plugins\process folder
-In MP Configuration.exe, Clear all your channels
-Run the auto-tune on your cards in MP
-Enable/Configure the Schedules Direct Plugin (DIDNT SEE THIS IN MY PLUGIN LIST so stoped here)
-Launch MP, allow 20-45 minutes for the first download/mapping
-If external channels were automatically added, you may have to assign these to a card in the MP Configuration.exe

wait - I think I tried the 1.0c, I will try the 1.0d tonight when I get home.
Hi,

For MP stand alone make sure you are using version for MP stand alone: SchedulesDirectPlugin-v1.0c.zip
(The other 2 downloads are for TVE3.)

Also verify the dll file is unzipped to the correct location. (The zip file has path information)

These are the only reasons I can think of that would cause it not to show up in the configuration.

So the Installation for MP stand alone would change to:
-Exit MP
-Unzip the SchedulesDirectPlugin.dll file to the MediaPortal\plugins\process folder
-In MP Configuration.exe, Clear all your channels
-Run the auto-tune on your cards in MP
-Enable/Configure the Schedules Direct Plugin (May be at the very bottom of the list of plugins)
-Launch MP, allow 20-45 minutes for the first download/mapping
-If external channels were automatically added, you may have to assign these to a card in the MP Configuration.exe

Let me know how it goes


HTH,
patrick
 

birdog

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Using 1.0c with 2.2 standalone and got it enable but get exception configuring so not sure I have the rest in the right place.

************** Exception Text **************
System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'SchedulesDirect.Plugin.PluginSettings' threw an exception. ---> System.TypeLoadException: Could not load type 'MediaPortal.Profile.Settings' from assembly 'Utils, Version=1.0.2546.32604, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null'.
at SchedulesDirect.Plugin.PluginSettings..cctor()
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at SchedulesDirect.Plugin.PluginSettings.get_Username()
at SchedulesDirect.Plugin.PluginSetup.ShowPlugin()
at MediaPortal.Configuration.Sections.PluginsNew.itemConfigure_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.RaiseEvent(Object key, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEventInteractive(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEvent(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
 

birdog

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upgraded and it works like a charm now


I did have to uncheck the channels so it didn't show them all in the tv guide but that was easy to do so thanks alot. It still shows the channels I don't care about when i channel surf without the guide but that is not a big deal as i rarely do that anyway.
 

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