I have the EPG created by a separate application (an .exe file). Run this and you get the updated tvguide.xml ready to use for the next 7 days.
I recall that a while ago on a previous version of MP I was using a pluging called "MultiShortcut" which was able to add an entry to one of the menus and when the entry was selected from within MP the application was launched in the background creating the ne tvguide.xml with no disturbance of the tv or video playing at the time.
this plugin is incompatible with the newer versions of MP so everytime when the tv guide expires, I have to grab the keyboard, close MP and go into Win to launch the .exe file; I do not have to wait for it to complete its task, I can start MP straight away. The tvguide.xml will be updated and 2-3min in later the EPG is working again from inside MP, the way it should.
what is the best way to launch an external application from within MP 22.214.171.124?