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  Reply # 344410 23-Jun-2010 08:22 Send private message

Giggles: Well I found the time (as you do for toys) and managed to insert the first frequency you gave me - Frequency:530000,8,MHEG5 - the EPG Collector is working fine, I added no other parameters.

Also installed BSE yesterday and have managed to get them both working together and other than a small glitch with scheduling all appears OK.  

Thank you guys for a great little app

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  Reply # 345618 26-Jun-2010 22:11 Send private message

Does this look right?

22:10:39:056 ============================ EPG Collector (Version 2.0.14) ==============================
22:10:39:098 Tuner info: Node type 0
22:10:39:099 Tuner info: Node type 1
22:10:39:102 Tuner info: Descriptor 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 71985f4c-1ca1-11d3-9cc8-00c04f7971e0 0
22:10:39:103 Tuner info: Descriptor 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 6390c905-27c1-4d67-bdb7-77c50d079300 1
22:10:39:113 Tuner info: Node type 0
22:10:39:115 Tuner info: Node type 1
22:10:39:115 Tuner info: Descriptor 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 71985f4c-1ca1-11d3-9cc8-00c04f7971e0 0
22:10:39:116 Tuner info: Descriptor 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 2dac6e05-edbe-4b9c-b387-1b6fad7d6495 1
22:10:39:119
22:10:39:122 Found tuner 1: Hauppauge WinTV 88x DVB-S Tuner/Demod (Satellite)
22:10:39:123 Found tuner 2: WinTV HVR-900 BDA Tuner (Terrestrial)
22:10:39:124
22:10:39:129 Processing ini parameter: Output:tvguide.xml
22:10:39:131 Processing ini parameter: Timeouts:10,300
22:10:39:133 Processing ini parameter: Frequency:666000,8,Y
22:10:39:139 Processing MHEG parser format parameter: Fields:5,10
22:10:39:140 Processing MHEG parser format parameter: Field:RootCRID,3
22:10:39:143 Processing MHEG parser format parameter: Field:ProgramCount,4
22:10:39:144 Processing MHEG parser format parameter: Field:EventID,0
22:10:39:146 Processing MHEG parser format parameter: Field:EventName,7
22:10:39:147 Processing MHEG parser format parameter: Field:StartTime,1
22:10:39:148 Processing MHEG parser format parameter: Field:EndTime,2
22:10:39:149 Processing MHEG parser format parameter: Field:ShortDescription,8
22:10:39:150 Processing MHEG parser format parameter: Field:ImageCount,9
22:10:39:151 Processing MHEG parser format parameter: Field:SeriesCRID,2
22:10:39:152 Processing MHEG parser format parameter: Field:ProgramCRID,6
22:10:39:159 Tuning to frequency 666000 on Terrestrial
22:10:41:027 Signal acquired: lock is True quality is 0 strength is 65535
22:10:41:818 Collecting station data......
22:10:53:836 Stopping station reader for frequency 666000 PID 0x11
22:10:54:575 Stations: 31 buffer space used: 10346
22:10:54:576 Found 31 stations on frequency 666000
22:10:54:578 Excluded station: TV ONE (8746:27:1200 Service type 25) No EPG data
22:10:54:579 Excluded station: TV2 (8746:27:1201 Service type 25) No EPG data
22:10:54:582 Excluded station: TVNZ 6 (8746:27:1202 Service type 22) No EPG data
22:10:54:583 Excluded station: TVNZ 7 (8746:27:1203 Service type 22) No EPG data
22:10:54:585 Included station: TV ONE (8746:25:1200 Service type 25)
22:10:54:586 Included station: TV2 (8746:25:1201 Service type 25)
22:10:54:587 Included station: TVNZ 6 (8746:25:1202 Service type 22)
22:10:54:588 Included station: TVNZ 7 (8746:25:1203 Service type 22)
22:10:54:589 Included station: Maori Television (8746:33:1400 Service type 22)
22:10:54:590 Included station: Parliament TV (8746:33:1401 Service type 22)
22:10:54:591 Excluded station: Test Channel (8746:33:1402 Service type 22) No EPG data
22:10:54:592 Included station: ChineseTV (8746:33:1403 Service type 22)
22:10:54:593 Included station: PRIME (8746:33:1404 Service type 22)
22:10:54:594 Included station: TV33 (8746:33:1405 Service type 22)
22:10:54:595 Excluded station: Freeview | HD (8746:33:1406 Service type 25) No EPG data
22:10:54:596 Included station: tvCentral (8746:33:1408 Service type 22)
22:10:54:597 Included station: Radio NZ Concert (8746:33:2001 Service type 10)
22:10:54:598 Included station: Radio NZ Nationa (8746:33:2000 Service type 10)
22:10:54:599 Included station: BaseFM (8746:33:2002 Service type 10)
22:10:54:599 Excluded station: TV ONE (8746:28:1200 Service type 25) No EPG data
22:10:54:601 Excluded station: TV2 (8746:28:1201 Service type 25) No EPG data
22:10:54:602 Excluded station: TVNZ 6 (8746:28:1202 Service type 22) No EPG data
22:10:54:603 Excluded station: TVNZ 7 (8746:28:1203 Service type 22) No EPG data
22:10:54:604 Excluded station: TV ONE (8746:26:1200 Service type 25) No EPG data
22:10:54:605 Excluded station: TV2 (8746:26:1201 Service type 25) No EPG data
22:10:54:606 Excluded station: TVNZ 6 (8746:26:1202 Service type 22) No EPG data
22:10:54:607 Excluded station: TVNZ 7 (8746:26:1203 Service type 22) No EPG data
22:10:54:608 Included station: TV3 PLUS1 (8746:29:1302 Service type 22)
22:10:54:609 Included station: TV3 (8746:29:1300 Service type 25)
22:10:54:610 Included station: C4 (8746:29:1301 Service type 22)
22:10:54:611 Included station: C42 (8746:29:1303 Service type 22)
22:10:54:612 Added 17 stations for frequency 666000




CPU: Intel 3770k| RAM: F3-2400C10D-16GTX G.Skill Trident X |MB:  Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB | GFX: GV-N660OC-2GD gv-n660oc-2gd GeForce GTX 660 | Monitor: Qnix 27" 2560x1440

SJB



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  Reply # 345719 27-Jun-2010 11:16 Send private message

What does it normally look like?

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  Reply # 345767 27-Jun-2010 14:19 Send private message

My thanks to the developers for an excellent tool! Very easy to use and setup...
Unfortunately I have had trouble using it to collect any EPG info from my satellite tuners - terrestrial is fine, but satellite always gives the message 'signal not locked and signal quality not > 0'. Now I am guessing that maybe this is due to the DiSEqC switch in my setup, however other TV programs that I have used (in particular MediaPortal) seem to be able to tune to channels on "port A" without sending DiSEqC parameters. I was hoping that the EPG Collector could do the same. It seems to pick up all my tuners correctly and spends a good amount of time trying to lock (significantly longer than when locking for DVB-T), but so far has always failed. My config file is:

// DVB-T
//Output:C:\Program Files\XMLTV\TVGuide.xml
//Tuner:3
//Frequency:690000,8,MHEG5

// DVB-S
Output:C:\Program Files\XMLTV\TVGuide.xml
Tuner:1
Satellite:1600
Dish:10750000,10750000,0
Frequency:12456000,22500,3/4,H,MHEG

EPG Collector 2.0.14 gives the following output when trying to get EPG from the first satellite tuner:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Program Files\EPG Collector 2.0.14>EPGCollector.exe
Started on 27/06/2010
============================ EPG Collector (Version 2.0.14) ====================
==========
Tuner info: Node type 0
Tuner info: Node type 1
Tuner info: Descriptor 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 71985f4c-1ca1-11d3-9
cc8-00c04f7971e0 0
Tuner info: Descriptor 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 6390c905-27c1-4d67-b
db7-77c50d079300 1
Tuner info: Node type 0
Tuner info: Node type 1
Tuner info: Descriptor 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 71985f4c-1ca1-11d3-9
cc8-00c04f7971e0 0
Tuner info: Descriptor 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 6390c905-27c1-4d67-b
db7-77c50d079300 1
Tuner info: Node type 0
Tuner info: Node type 1
Tuner info: Descriptor 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 71985f4c-1ca1-11d3-9
cc8-00c04f7971e0 0
Tuner info: Descriptor 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 2dac6e05-edbe-4b9c-b
387-1b6fad7d6495 1
Tuner info: Node type 0
Tuner info: Node type 1
Tuner info: Descriptor 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 71985f4c-1ca1-11d3-9
cc8-00c04f7971e0 0
Tuner info: Descriptor 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 2dac6e05-edbe-4b9c-b
387-1b6fad7d6495 1

Found tuner 1: DTV-DVB PCIe BDA DVBS Tuner2 (Satellite)
Found tuner 2: DTV-DVB PCIe BDA DVBS Tuner3 (Satellite)
Found tuner 3: DTV-DVB PCIe BDA DVBT Tuner0 (Terrestrial)
Found tuner 4: DTV-DVB PCIe BDA DVBT Tuner1 (Terrestrial)

Processing ini parameter: Output:C:\Program Files\XMLTV\TVGuide.xml
Processing ini parameter: Tuner:1
Processing ini parameter: Satellite:1600
Processing ini parameter: Dish:10750000,10750000,0
Processing ini parameter: Frequency:12456000,22500,3/4,H,MHEG5
Failed to open MHEG Parser Format.ini - assuming default MHEG parser format
Tuning to frequency 12456000 on Satellite
Signal not locked and signal quality not > 0
Signal not locked and signal quality not > 0
Signal not locked and signal quality not > 0
Signal not locked and signal quality not > 0
Signal not locked and signal quality not > 0
Signal not locked and signal quality not > 0
Signal not locked and signal quality not > 0
Abandon request from user
Cancelled by user - no file created
Exiting with code = 7


Any help with this would be appreciated :)

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  Reply # 345803 27-Jun-2010 17:13 Send private message

mm1352000: I am surprised at your LNB settings. (Dish:10750000,10750000,0) What type of LNB are you using (model & make)?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 345844 27-Jun-2010 20:35 Send private message

WSI DMX522U twin output. It has a single LO frequency which is 10750MHz. You can find them on Trade Me here. The manufacturer's page is here. I have two of these plugged into a 9x8 multiswitch. Select inputs 1-4 with port A and 5-8 with port B (input 9 is a terrestrial input). Within each group of four inputs you select the first and second with 13/18V (regular polarity switching signals) and the third and fourth input with 22kHz + 13/18V...

SJB



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  Reply # 345951 28-Jun-2010 09:46 Send private message

The Collector should work fine with your setup. It doesn't support DISEqC because, as you probably know, most manufacturers haven't implemented it in a standard way with Microsoft BDA so software needs specific code for each tuner it supports and we don't have any way of testing different tuners.

Saying that there is a parameter we set when initializing a satellite tuner that may be affecting it. It will be removed in the next release (2.0.15) as it's not really needed. Wait for that release and give it another try.

If that still fails post again and I will work with you to fix the problem.

Your dish parameters look ok to me.

Steve


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  Reply # 346065 28-Jun-2010 15:18 Send private message

Will do, thanks.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 346198 28-Jun-2010 23:16 Send private message

Hi, firstly I'd like to say EPG Collector rocks! I used 1.0.17 for several weeks and it never missed a beat. I'm using DVB-T in wgtn (kaukau).

When 2.0.14 was released I looked for a change log but could not find one - is there one? It looks like the readme was totally rewritten, so has the code also had a major rewrite?
I noticed when 2.0.14 runs the output also suggests it's doing a lot more. 1.0.17 used to take 25 seconds to get all data and finish, 2.0.14 takes 65 seconds. The slower time does not matter (I've scheduled it to run overnight so it's of no consequence), but what more does 2.0.14 do that 1.0.17 didn't?

I'll get to my main point ;-) 1.0.17 used to stitch together programs that spanned midnight, but 2.0.14 often doesn't. (I'm sure I saw some that were (I may be mistaken), but it mainly seems not to, verified by looking at the xml.) Has anyone else reported this, or is this a configuration setting I have to enable?
For the time being I have uninstalled and gone back to 1.0.17. (What am I missing out on with 2.0.14 and is there a change log?)

Keep up the great work! Cheers

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  Reply # 346211 29-Jun-2010 02:30 Send private message

Good point TimeLord! According to the readme I don't think there are any appropriate switches, but a new flag under 'Options' seems the most logical place to put a switch like that. Personally I think it is a good idea - would have saved me having a break in my recording of The Constant Gardener the other night.

By the way I just tried Options:NOSIGLOCK and that didn't help with my satellite EPG collection...

SJB



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  Reply # 346220 29-Jun-2010 07:15 Send private message

TimeLord: Hi, firstly I'd like to say EPG Collector rocks! I used 1.0.17 for several weeks and it never missed a beat. I'm using DVB-T in wgtn (kaukau).

When 2.0.14 was released I looked for a change log but could not find one - is there one? It looks like the readme was totally rewritten, so has the code also had a major rewrite?
I noticed when 2.0.14 runs the output also suggests it's doing a lot more. 1.0.17 used to take 25 seconds to get all data and finish, 2.0.14 takes 65 seconds. The slower time does not matter (I've scheduled it to run overnight so it's of no consequence), but what more does 2.0.14 do that 1.0.17 didn't?

I'll get to my main point ;-) 1.0.17 used to stitch together programs that spanned midnight, but 2.0.14 often doesn't. (I'm sure I saw some that were (I may be mistaken), but it mainly seems not to, verified by looking at the xml.) Has anyone else reported this, or is this a configuration setting I have to enable?
For the time being I have uninstalled and gone back to 1.0.17. (What am I missing out on with 2.0.14 and is there a change log?)

Keep up the great work! Cheers


Not combining the programs is a fault in 2.0.14. It's fixed in 2.0.15. The ACCEPTBREAKS option is only applicable to broadcasters who time the programs accurately to take into account ad breaks at the beginning and end of programs. Nobody does that here in NZ. Pay TV broadcasters do it in Oz.

Does your ini file define more than one frequency - you only need one with 2.0.14. That would account for the time difference as it actually takes longer now to collect the station data.

The low level code that receives the broadcast data was rewritten and a lot of restructuring took place. This app originated in a media player that collected EPG data 24/7 rather than in a single burst and prior to 2.0.14 it still reflected that. As well as that it's now set up for us to implement all the other types of EPG that there are around (3 more in fact) which is now one of the aims of the project.

Steve

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 346244 29-Jun-2010 09:50 Send private message

Hey Steve, thanks for the prompt reply.

Great that the program stitching issue is known and being addressed, thanks!
Yes I'd seen comments earlier in this thread about needing to scan only one frequency now... I hadn't got around to changing my ini file, so that'll explain it, cool. (I assume then that the same MHEG5 epg data is available on all frequencies?)
Thanks for the info on some of the underlying changes in 2.0.14... all very interesting :-)

Cheers!

SJB



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  Reply # 346245 29-Jun-2010 09:57 Send private message

The same MHEG5 data is present on all frequencies. EIT data is the same on all frequencies as well.

Out of the 3 protocols only OpenTV doesn't replicate the data on all frequencies, it is just broadcast on one.

Steve

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 346331 29-Jun-2010 13:00 Send private message

Out of curiosity, do you prefer any issues to be raised here or in sourceforge? (Looks like here...)

SJB



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  Reply # 346335 29-Jun-2010 13:07 Send private message

Here please.

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