Schedules Direct US/Canadian/Mexico EPG Plugin (Updated August 2010) (2 Viewers)

Shurik

Portal Pro
December 13, 2006
118
1
Alberta
Canada Canada
Sorry for a dumb question, but I'm a bit unclear about requirements for MP version.. I have 0.2.2.0 stable running and the plugin crashed when I tried to configure it... Do I have to upgrade to the latest SVN version to use this plugin or should it work with 0.2.2.0 anyway (in case something is wrong with my system...).. Thanks!
 

patrick

Portal Pro
April 20, 2005
608
45
Southeast
United States of America United States of America
Sorry for a dumb question, but I'm a bit unclear about requirements for MP version.. I have 0.2.2.0 stable running and the plugin crashed when I tried to configure it... Do I have to upgrade to the latest SVN version to use this plugin or should it work with 0.2.2.0 anyway (in case something is wrong with my system...).. Thanks!
It will not work with 0.2.2 stable, there has been changes in the MP core
since then that make them incompatible.
I have only tested with MP 0.2.3RC1 + a recent SVN (someone reported it
worked for them with 2.3RC1).

If you really cannot update to a recent MP version let me know and I could
try a to do a one time build for 0.2.2.
(I will not be able to update/maintain 3 different versions but might have
time to do a one time build.)


HTH,
patrick
 

Shurik

Portal Pro
December 13, 2006
118
1
Alberta
Canada Canada
If you really cannot update to a recent MP version let me know and I could
try a to do a one time build for 0.2.2.
(I will not be able to update/maintain 3 different versions but might have
time to do a one time build.)


HTH,
patrick
Thanks Partick! I will try to update to the most recent SVN version.. The only problem is that I will have to configure all my TV related stuff (like setting up channels, sorting them, getting rid of all that my set-top box does not receive, etc..) and I hate doing that.. But, I guess, I should do that anyway - don't want to put pressure on you with extra work :) Much thanks to you for the job you are already doing... :)
 

jelizalde

Portal Member
June 27, 2007
11
0
Mexico Mexico
How to match channels?

Sorry if the question is too basic (I'm a newbie in EPGs - used MediaPortal for some months but without EPG so far): the last couple of hours I was trying to get the plugin to work, but haven't been successful.

The issue I have is that I cannot make the channels match: as I have a set-top box, I cannot run the "Autotune". I try to make the names match and tested several options {number} {callsign}, {number} alone, etc.

For this last run, I set up Warner (channel 205 in my settop box and "205 WB" in Schedules Direct) in Mediaportal, with Name=205 and did not work (see log below). The channel number in the channel setup is 250000, the default for Settop (that cannot be changed)

Prior to that, i use {number} {callsign} and name="205 WB", {number} {name} and the same name, etc.

Any help greately appreciated!!!

Thanks

Juan





---------------------- epg.log
2007-09-01 19:48:20.109375 [Info.][MPMain]: Schedules Direct EPG Client: version 1.0.0 starting
2007-09-01 19:48:20.250000 [Info.][MPMain]: Date of last program entry in database currently 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
2007-09-01 19:48:20.250000 [Info.][MPMain]: Configured to grab 5 days of EPG data
2007-09-01 19:48:20.265625 [Info.][MPMain]: Scheduling first poll for SchedulesDirect listings at 9/1/2007 7:48:35 PM
2007-09-01 19:48:35.500000 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: Starting EPG refresh job on thread #10
2007-09-01 19:48:35.500000 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: UTC time is 9/2/2007 12:48:35 AM, local time is 9/1/2007 7:48:35 PM (DST is True)
2007-09-01 19:48:35.500000 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: Rename Existing Channels is set to: False, with Template: {number}.
2007-09-01 19:48:35.500000 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: Add New Digital Channels is set to: True, with External Input: svhs.
2007-09-01 19:48:35.500000 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: Add New Analog Channels is set to: False, with External Input: svhs.
2007-09-01 19:48:35.500000 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: Channel Sorting is set to: True.
2007-09-01 19:48:35.515625 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: Allow Channel Matching without Frequency is set to: False.
2007-09-01 19:48:35.515625 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: Remap Channels on LineUp Changes set to: False.
2007-09-01 19:48:35.515625 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: Delete Channels with removed EPG Mapping is set to: False.
2007-09-01 19:48:35.515625 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: Add Extended Data (Air Date, Star Rating, etc) to description set to: True.
2007-09-01 19:48:35.796875 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: RemoveOldPrograms()
2007-09-01 19:48:35.796875 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: sql:DELETE FROM tblPrograms WHERE iEndTime < '20070831000000'
2007-09-01 19:48:35.796875 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: sql:DELETE FROM canceledseries where iCancelTime < '20070831000000'
2007-09-01 19:48:35.812500 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: RemoveOldPrograms done
2007-09-01 19:48:35.812500 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: vacuum done
2007-09-01 19:48:36.031250 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: Requesting 24 hours of program listings from [9/1/2007 7:48:36 PM] to [9/2/2007 7:48:36 PM]
2007-09-01 19:48:37.343750 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: Processing lineup SKY [id=5024647:- type=Cable postcode=300MEXI]
2007-09-01 19:48:37.375000 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: Could not find a match for WB/205
2007-09-01 19:48:37.390625 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: Could not find a match for E!TV/206
2007-09-01 19:48:37.406250 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: Sucessfully processed 0 of 2 channels
2007-09-01 19:48:37.406250 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: WARNING: Skipping schedule import (no channels sucessfully processed)
2007-09-01 19:48:37.406250 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: Removing any overlapping programs
2007-09-01 19:48:37.437500 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: Committing the transaction
2007-09-01 19:48:37.890625 [Info.][Schedules Direct EPG Client]: Scheduling next poll for 9/2/2007 7:35:47 AM
2007-09-01 19:48:39.343750 [Info.][MPMain]: Schedules Direct EPG Client: stopping
 

patrick

Portal Pro
April 20, 2005
608
45
Southeast
United States of America United States of America
Hi jelizalde,

Couple different ways to do this.

1. You should be able to name the channels in MP to just the callsign (NO number).
So, instead of "205 WB" just rename it to "WB".
Then the plugin should pick it up, rename it to however you set in the plugin config
(or after it is mapped you can rename it manually to what ever you want)

- or -

2. Clear all you channels in MP, now in the plugin config, enable Analog channels
to be added automatically like the digital.
(This is in the plugin config in the same section as the setting for the digital channels)
This should then automatically add all your analog channels for you using the external input
you specified for digital and name then for you automatically.

Let me know if you still have problems.

HTH,
patrick
 

jelizalde

Portal Member
June 27, 2007
11
0
Mexico Mexico
Patrick,

Your suggestion (2) did the trick. It really rocks! Incredible what I was missing... I still have to re-map quite a few channels given the data for SKY TV Mexico (zip 300MEXI in schedulesdirect) is a little crappy, but the channels i record most (ESPN, SONY, WB, etc.) are fine.

Thanks very much.

Juan

:D
 

Das Hammer

Portal Pro
June 14, 2007
69
0
Das Hoosier State
United States of America United States of America
Wasn't sure if I needed to start a new thread or not. Seems this thread is the one for all of the questions.

I'm running the TV3 engine and for some reason I'm only getting 24 hours of data. Not one whole day, 24 hours. That probably sounds stupid, let me explain.

If I force the guide data to update at 7pm. I'll only have guide data until 7pm the next day. If I'm not mistaken, the guide data is received one whole day at a time. So, is it not getting into the database?

I also have dial-up internet access (I know, I know. IF broadband was feasible, I'd be all over it). Maybe it just takes a while to get everything and then finally add it to the database?

To further complicate things, I've got 4 lineups on schedules direct, and I'm still under the trial period. I thought the trial period might have something to do with it, but I'm pretty sure the data for an entire day is downloaded at once, not just 24 hours worth.

Any thoughts?
 

patrick

Portal Pro
April 20, 2005
608
45
Southeast
United States of America United States of America
Das Hammer,

It can take a long time on TV3 to load all the data in the database, particularly the first update b/c that is the largest.

The way the plugin works is it will always download the "next 24 hours" first and put that in the database,
this gets any last minute changes in schedules or gets you the first 24 hours faster.
Then downloads the difference between what is in the database and the number of days you specified to download,
this is why the first update takes the longest.

If you still have problems, post the log after an update and we'll try to get it figured out ;)

HTH,
patrick
 

Das Hammer

Portal Pro
June 14, 2007
69
0
Das Hoosier State
United States of America United States of America
OK, it sounds like everything is working right, just my slow connection is causing my grief (once again).

I poked around in the program table in the database and found that there is data out to sept. 15 for some channels. So, what I had was the next 24 hours, a big gap (10 days or so) and then data again. Sounds like it just needs more time to gather the data. With what you've told me, it appears everything is working, just needs some time. I appreciate all the work.
 

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