Schedules Direct US/Canadian/Mexico EPG Plugin (Updated August 2010) (1 Viewer)

MarcusAureli

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I'm getting the following issue in tv.log (no channels are being downloaded at all, i.e. no listings)

2010-09-13 14:16:31.055200 [SchedulesDirect EPG Client(5)]: Starting EPG refresh job on thread #5
2010-09-13 14:16:31.055200 [SchedulesDirect EPG Client(5)]: UTC time is 9/13/2010 6:16:31 PM, local time is 9/13/2010 2:16:31 PM (DST is True)
2010-09-13 14:16:31.055200 [SchedulesDirect EPG Client(5)]: Rename Existing Channels is set to: True, with Template: {number} {callsign}.
2010-09-13 14:16:31.070800 [SchedulesDirect EPG Client(5)]: Add New Digital Channels is set to: True, with External Input: YRYBYInput1.
2010-09-13 14:16:31.070800 [SchedulesDirect EPG Client(5)]: Add New Digital Channels Country is set to: United States.
2010-09-13 14:16:31.070800 [SchedulesDirect EPG Client(5)]: Add New Analog Channels is set to: True, with External Input: YRYBYInput1.
2010-09-13 14:16:31.070800 [SchedulesDirect EPG Client(5)]: Channel Sorting is set to: True.
2010-09-13 14:16:31.086400 [SchedulesDirect EPG Client(5)]: Allow Channel Matching without Frequency is set to: True.
2010-09-13 14:16:31.086400 [SchedulesDirect EPG Client(5)]: Delete Channels with No EPG Mapping is set to: True.
2010-09-13 14:16:31.429600 [SchedulesDirect EPG Client(5)]: Requesting 24 hours of program listings from [9/13/2010 2:16:31 PM] to [9/14/2010 2:16:31 PM]
2010-09-13 14:16:58.776400 [SchedulesDirect EPG Client(5)]: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at SchedulesDirect.Plugin.SchedulesDirectPluginTVE3.RunEpgImport()
at SchedulesDirect.Plugin.SchedulesDirectPluginTVE3.RefreshEPG(Object state)
2010-09-13 14:16:59.104000 [SchedulesDirect EPG Client(5)]: Scheduling next poll for 9/14/2010 2:16:59 PM
2010-09-13 14:16:59.104000 [SchedulesDirect EPG Client(5)]: Unable to process any channels, have you done an autotune in setup?


Any idea what this is? I haven't done an autotune in setup because i'm running an HDPVR, and i'm under the impression i need to have the guide downloaded first and then use a blaster to control the set top box.
 

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    You're correct. You don't need to do an auto-tune. Are you using the latest version of the plugin (SchedulesDirectPlugin-MP1.1.0Final-svn18.rar)?

    I noticed this setting: "Add New Analog Channels is set to: True, with External Input: YRYBYInput1."

    Because of this setting, it may be looking for analog channels and finds none. There's a bug in there somewhere for sure, but try disabling this setting to see if you can get around the bug.

    Geoff
     

    MarcusAureli

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    thanks, just now got all the data to download and channels up.... now on to trying to config some kind of blaster plugin :)
     

    geoffstewart

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    I could not get the built-in hauppauge blaster plugin to work... seems to lock up the thread.... might have read that this is a known issue when IRSS is installed at the same time, not sure.

    I use IRSS with USB-UIRT.... it's never missed a recording for me.

    Good luck.

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    geoffstewart

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    It was driving me nuts (well, it bugged me at least) that the series "$..! My Dad Says" would not properly be found by this plugin. So I added a small feature that allows you to specify thetvdb.com ID for the series instead of the name. I suppose it's because of the "*" in the name that caused the search to fail.

    So, a new load is available with just this change.

    https://code.google.com/p/mp-schedu...sDirectPlugin-MP1.1.0Final-svn21.rar&can=2&q=

    I haven't tested with MP1.1.1, but it should be fine. Let me know if otherwise.

    EDIT: Oh ya, almost forgot... If you're having trouble getting Chuck episodes to work for this season, follow these instructions:
    https://code.google.com/p/mp-schedulesdirect/issues/detail?id=1&can=1

    Cheers.

    Geoff
     

    HudsonHawk04

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    I am running media portal 1.2.0 alpha and am having trouble getting schedules direct to pull down a guide. Prior to the upgrade I (1.1.1) I was unable to get audio or video on either of my analog cards. I am now able to get both off of my analog cards, but I cannot get a full guide to pull down. I have two guides one for digital and one for analog, should the include analog channels be checked my case? Also is there a way to pull down two separate guides? If you need a debug log let me know. Thanks for your help.
     

    geoffstewart

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    Yes, you can get multiple lineups into your guide... it's all a matter of the plugin mapping the channels in your SD lineup to those configured on your cards.

    Attach your tv.log after a force guide update on restart of the TV server to see what's going on.

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    HudsonHawk04

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    Hopefully this will help clarify things. Without any guide in place the analog stations work, with the plug in for schedules direct is installed they don't Thanks for any help you all can provide in this manner. If you have any further questions reguarding this matter please pm me.
     

    geoffstewart

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    Hey HudsonHawk04,

    Try unchecking the "automatically add new digital cable/satellite channels". This is for people with a settop box only.

    Did the SD plugin auto-create a bunch of channels? If so, delete the ones that were created by the plugin.

    Instead, the plugin should simply map the auto-tuned channels to the SD lineup channels.

    Let me know how it goes.

    Geoff
     

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