xmltv install / configure for ATSC / OTA U.S.A (2 Viewers)

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    Either one should work, but don't need both
    No... You are creating the Standard file (create it and look at it), then adding the Needed lines for Your Account.....
    The standard file being created does not and Cannot know your logon info....

    and your command line doesn't tell zap2xml to use the rc file
    Because its not using it... Its creating a new file that calls the info...

    Most have stopped using this anyways (including me) for EPG-Buddy....
     

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    You're the expert -- but I sure don't see how your description follows from the documentation at zap2xml .
    But I'll try it, 'cause 'something' seems wrong with what I'm doing.
     

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    No -- using zap2it works just fine with no rc file.
    Not getting tvguide.com to work right though -- generated tvguide.xml has all channels, but programs for fewer days (not 13 as requested) every day it's generated.
     

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    I am frustrated and confused by all this.
    As I was reading the first page, I clicked the link http ://zap2xml.awardspace dot info/#dependencies.
    I tried following his directions, I even signed up to both zap2it and TV Guide. I finally downloaded BOTH of those pearl downloads. I had to download a file reader (File Viewer Plus 3) for the one that was not windows.
    The Windows download will open for about 10 seconds and close.
    With the other one, I can't make any sense of what I'm looking at, and don't know where I'm supposed to input my email and password for zap2it, or the TV Guide
    Could somebody PLEASE dumb this down so a 60 year old fart can once again watch and record his OTA broadcasts like he did before the WMC guide took a dump?
    I tried to follow the last 3 pages here, but it was of no use and started sounding like 2 people arguing.
     

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    Could somebody PLEASE dumb this down
    I have never used zap2it or TVGuide, so I regret that I cannot offer you any advice to help you get those to work. But I woud ask you this:

    Are you 100% sure that you want to stop using WMC?

    It is true that Microsoft has discontinued the EPG, but alternatives are available. In particular, "Schedules Direct" provide a high-quality EPG for around $25 per year, and there is an excellent tool called "EPG123" that converts the Schedules-Direct data to the form that WMC needs. The author of "EPG123" is very active on the Green Button forum, and provides as much help as possible to his users.

    If you are content to continue using Windows 7, then WMC with "EPG123" would be an excellent solution for your DVR needs.

    -- from CyberSimian in the UK
     

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    Are you 100% sure that you want to stop using WMC?[/I]
    What I 100% want, is a media center with an EPG that works. actually what I've seen with this unit, leaves a lot to be desired. It will find my recordings and pictures and such, list them, but not play them. The movie files are very common types (.mp4 .avi etc.), so I see no excuse for them not to play.
    I have been looking longer than I care to, and I'm tired of searching. If I could find something I could EASILY put into the WMC that would be fine, but I found most only seem to cater to Europe, and other countries in the that hemisphere. It's like most westerners don't use, or even heard of WMC.
    I don't know, I may just throw the whole mess out, just use my phone like a good little American Sheep, and tell Microsoft exactly what section of my anatomy they can pucker up to.

    It's sad that as smart as these people are, nobody seems to be able, or are motivated enough, to to make a media center with OTA capabilities, that already has the EPG built in, that just asks a couple of questions to get you into your area. Obviously it has been done before, and added to an OS that should have been left alone.

    New and Improved My Butt!
    I'd just as soon stick with the "Old and mediocre".
    And yes, I edited the crap out of this.
     
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