Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



1 post

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 119071 19-May-2013 16:16 Send private message

I just just built my new media centre with a dvtb card but the wmc guide is only displaying a couple of hours worth of listings for most channels. Is there a hidden setting i need to change to capture more guide listings.

Im hoping i can just use the freeview guide data rather than have to add another epg.

Thoughts on this?

Create new topic
174 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 822008 19-May-2013 16:59 Send private message

The terrestrial guide is only for a few days (usually more than a few hours). It might update by itself, but it won't be great. Use EPG collector. This link will get you started: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=126&topicid=116670

I
t can output directly to WMC, but Big Screen EPG is recommended and I use that for importing. Set up a scheduled task and the guides will get downloaded automatically. The hardest part is configuring EPG collector for your local frequencies. That took me a while so if you get stuck just send me a message and I'll see if I can help.

This works just like the regular in-built guide, but is for at least a week ahead.

BDFL
49742 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4523

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 822010 19-May-2013 17:02 Send private message

As above, Freeview HD (Terrestrial) has TWO EPGs. One lists the current plus next program (sometimes a couple more) and the other is in MHEG5 format, which Windows Media Center doesn't understand.

Use the EPG Collector program (developed by a couple of Geekzone users) to collect the EPG for eight days and load in your media center. Put it on a schedule and all is done.

You don't need the Big Screen EPG as the EPG Collector will automatically load the EPG into media center, load movie and TV series descriptions and posters all for free.




174 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 822013 19-May-2013 17:10 Send private message

freitasm: You don't need the Big Screen EPG as the EPG Collector will automatically load the EPG into media center, load movie and TV series descriptions and posters all for free.


I learn this after paying for a license :)

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Windows 10 announced, as well as developer preview
Created by macuser, last reply by KiwiNZ on 2-Oct-2014 19:18 (105 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


What time will the Apple Store online be selling the iPhone 6?
Created by scotiwis, last reply by Bextinaa on 2-Oct-2014 19:30 (198 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


Moment of Truth?
Created by BarTender, last reply by JimmyC on 29-Sep-2014 09:16 (441 replies)
Pages... 28 29 30


Can i have 2 ISP's at home?
Created by ReckITT, last reply by Lazarui on 30-Sep-2014 18:15 (49 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Samsung Galaxy S4
Created by beenz, last reply by beenz on 2-Oct-2014 19:02 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Why is your nickname what it is, what are the origins of it?
Created by Presso, last reply by BlueShift on 2-Oct-2014 16:24 (96 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


iPhone 6 From Spark - Order Dates and Pricing?
Created by Otagolad, last reply by Aquarius on 2-Oct-2014 19:31 (354 replies)
Pages... 22 23 24


Harvey Norman's Biggest Ever Retail Sale
Created by DravidDavid, last reply by joker97 on 2-Oct-2014 14:24 (30 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.