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Topic # 113881 30-Jan-2013 20:53 Send private message

just discovered that my "3 News" series request wasn't recording new 'episides'.  I tried mucking around  with the series settings - for example: record new and reruns - in MCE but to no avail. I then took a look at the XML created from EPG Collector and see the following for TV3:

(substituted /\ for angle brackets)

Setting: Create the output file in a format that can be processed by Big Screen EPG

"3 News"

/programme channel="1302" stop="20130204133000 +1300" start="20130204130000 +1300"\ /title\3 News//title\ /desc\3 News presents comprehensive coverage of global and local news.//desc\ /episode-num system="bsepg-epid"\SE-40793 . EP-T451377//episode-num\ //programme\/programme channel="1302" stop="20130205133000 +1300" start="20130205130000 +1300"\ /title\3 News//title\ /desc\3 News presents comprehensive coverage of global and local news.//desc\ /episode-num system="bsepg-epid"\SE-40793 . EP-T451377//episode-num\ //programme\

/programme channel="1302" stop="20130206133000 +1300" start="20130206130000 +1300"\ /title\3 News//title\ /desc\3 News presents comprehensive coverage of global and local news.//desc\ /episode-num system="bsepg-epid"\SE-40793 . EP-T451377//episode-num\ //programme\

"One News at 6pm"

/programme channel="1205" stop="20130204200000 +1300" start="20130204190000 +1300"\ /title\One News At 6pm//title\ /desc\The nation's leading team of journalists brings viewers the latest news and sport, plus the most comprehensive weather report.//desc\ /subtitles type="teletext"/\ /episode-num system="bsepg-epid"\SE-1017587 . EP-10315849//episode-num\ //programme\

/programme channel="1205" stop="20130205200000 +1300" start="20130205190000 +1300"\ /title\One News At 6pm//title\ /desc\The nation's leading team of journalists brings viewers the latest news and sport, plus the most comprehensive weather report.//desc\ /subtitles type="teletext"/\ /episode-num system="bsepg-epid"\SE-1017587 . EP-10315850//episode-num\ //programme\


To me, it looks like the numbering is identical for each showing of "3 News" at 6pm on subsequent days.  I expect this is the cause.  Looking at the same data for "One News at 6pm" I can see that subsequent showings are incremented sequentially.

Anyone else running into issues with "3 News"?




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  Reply # 754228 1-Feb-2013 08:55 Send private message

They seem to be doing it with a lot of their programmes, Nightline for example.

BSEPG probably marks programmes with the same episode tag with a previous broadcast date so WMC won't record them if you ask for new only.



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  Reply # 754326 1-Feb-2013 11:36 Send private message

hmm might look into the BSEPG configuration and tweak, or try skipping BSEPG altogether. Seems daft of TV3 to *decrement* the crid numbers for new episodes however....




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  Reply # 754421 1-Feb-2013 14:19 Send private message

TV3 and C4 have started broadcasting season/episode number in the description of a lot of programmes which the next version of EPGC will extract and use.

No good for this situation though.

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