TV Guide No Episode Info Displayed (1 Viewer)


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August 22, 2018
United States of America United States of America
Hi, I'm using zap2xml and zap2it as my source. The tvguide.xml file contains all of the episode info, date aired, movie date, genre, actors etc but MP does not display the info in the TV Guide. Any help, suggestions would be appreciated.
<programme start="20180826110000 -0700" stop="20180826113000 -0700" channel="">
<title lang="en">Ocean Mysteries With Jeff Corwin</title>
<sub-title lang="en">Journey With Gentle Giants</sub-title>
<desc lang="en">Wounded veterans experience the wonder of Georgia Aquarium and swim alongside whale sharks.</desc>
<category lang="en">Educational</category>
<category lang="en">Outdoors</category>
<category lang="en">Series</category>
<length units="minutes">30</length>
<icon src="" />
<episode-num system="common">S02E24</episode-num>
<episode-num system="dd_progid">EP01441763.0051</episode-num>
<episode-num system="xmltv_ns">1.23.</episode-num>
<previously-shown start="20130701000000" />
<subtitles type="teletext" />

<programme start="20180826020000 -0700" stop="20180826040000 -0700" channel="">
<title lang="en">Dawn Rider</title>
<desc lang="en">John Mason&apos;s (Christian Slater) father is killed during a fight, and John is wounded. Later he tracks down his father&apos;s killer but goes to face him not knowing someone has removed the bullets from his gun.</desc>
<director>Terry Miles</director>
<actor role="Pop">Donald Sutherland</actor>
<actor role="John">Christian Slater</actor>
<actor role="Alice">Jill Hennessy</actor>
<actor role="Rudd">Lochlyn Munro</actor>
<actor role="Sheriff Cobb">Adrian Hough</actor>
<actor role="Bragg">G. Gray</actor>
<actor role="Curly">Claude Duhamel</actor>
<actor role="Greyson">Matt Bellefleur</actor>
<actor role="Cattle Jack">George Canyon</actor>
<actor role="Cowboy drinking with John">Mark Steinberg</actor>
<actor role="Dad Mason">Kenneth Yanko</actor>
<actor role="Henchman">Guy Villeneuve</actor>
<producer>Dureyshevar </producer>
<producer>Joseph Nasser</producer>
<producer>Richard Salvatore</producer>
<producer>Camille Solari</producer>
<category lang="en">Movie</category>
<category lang="en">Western</category>
<length units="minutes">120</length>
<icon src="" />
<episode-num system="dd_progid">MV00399907.0000</episode-num>


New Member
August 22, 2018
United States of America United States of America
Thanks, I changed the setting, stop/start the server, import tvguide.xml and still no change. Here is a screen shot of what is displayed.



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September 5, 2007
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Some relevant quotes from mm1352000:
TV Server requires an xmltv_ns episode-num in order to pull in season and episode numbers from XMLTV sources. Any xmltv_ns episode-num needs to precede any other episode-nums such as dd_progid in order to be pulled in.
Unfortunately TV Server's XMLTV plugin is not that smart.

Facts are:
  • TV Server's XMLTV plugin only takes the first episode-num element.
  • TV Server's XMLTV plugin doesn't support the dd_progid episode number system for reasons explained in the second link above.
Therefore the season/episode numbers for the program that you gave as an example will not be imported, as you've noticed.

Potential solutions:
  • remove all dd_progid lines; TV Server can't use them so there's no harm in getting rid of 'em
  • switch the order of the dd_progid and xmltv_ns lines
From your two examples 'Ocean Mysteries With Jeff Corwin' has common and dd_progid episode-num systems before xmltv_ns causing it to be ignored and 'Dawn Rider' only has dd_progid which is unsupported.

@Anthony Gagnon posted some solutions in this thread, Solution2 also uses zap2xml.


New Member
August 22, 2018
United States of America United States of America
Thanks jasmeet_181, I just read another thread that was experiencing a similar problem. They used a powershell script file to remove the offending lines, I'll give that a try.


New Member
August 22, 2018
United States of America United States of America
Ok, It seems that EPG-Buddy is the best solution. Season and Episode show as 1.1, 1.2, etc or the air date. The movies now show the air date so I'll consider this as solved. Thanks.

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