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Master Geek

Topic # 116823 11-May-2013 03:18
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Been happily running with EPG Collector for some months to gather my UK Freeview Satellite EPG.
Upgraded to 4.1 (via msi) + Fixpack 9 and ran a collection which seemed to be running okay until it hit the exit code 5.

"String was not recognized as a valid DateTime."
Provided log details below. Ran it a couple of times with same problem in same place and, unfortunately, have the same problem on my other Win7 (64bit) PC as well. That'll teach me!

My setup is Win7 64 bit collections for Windows MC

Sample of log provided below, but if the full monty's required then please let me know.
Any help will be appreciated.

Sample 1 (the setup):

15:43:06:205 Running collection with C:\ProgramData\Geekzone\EPG Collector\EPG Collector.ini
15:43:06:209 Changing menu availability to False
15:43:06:238 Save availability changed to False:False
15:43:06:616 Started on 10/05/2013 max log file size 8Mb
15:43:06:618 ============================ EPG Collector (Version 4.1) ==============================
15:43:06:619 OS version: 6.1.7601.65536 64-bit
15:43:06:619 Executable build: 4.1.4855.33065
15:43:06:620 DirectShow build: 4.1.4855.33059
15:43:06:620 DomainObjects build: 4.1.4855.33058
15:43:06:621 DVBServices build: 4.1.4855.33061
15:43:06:622 Lookups build: 4.1.4855.33060
15:43:06:622 ChannelUpdate build: 4.1.4855.33059
15:43:06:623 XmltvParser build: 4.1.4855.33059
15:43:06:623 Privilege level: Administrator
15:43:06:624 Base directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Geekzone\EPG Collector
15:43:06:624 Data directory: C:\ProgramData\Geekzone\EPG Collector
15:43:06:626 Processing command line parameter: /ini=C:\ProgramData\Geekzone\EPG Collector\EPG Collector.ini
15:43:06:626 Processing command line parameter: /background=13015436
15:43:06:644 Processing ini parameter: [GENERAL]
15:43:06:645 Processing ini parameter: Tuner=3
15:43:06:648 Processing ini parameter: Timeouts=10,300,5,1,50
15:43:06:649 Processing ini parameter: Location=GBR,0
15:43:06:651 Processing ini parameter: WMCImportName=EPG Collector Import
15:43:06:652 Processing ini parameter: [DVBS]
15:43:06:653 Processing ini parameter: Satellite=282
15:43:06:656 Processing ini parameter: Dish=9750000,10600000,11700000,,Legacy
15:43:06:658 Processing ini parameter: TuningFile=28.2°E Eurobird 1   Astra 2A,2B,2D.xml
15:43:06:660 Processing ini parameter: ScanningFrequency=11428000,27500,2/3,H,FreeSat
15:43:06:666 Processing ini parameter: [STATIONS]
15:43:06:666 Processing ini parameter: Station=2,2048,10353
15:43:06:671 Processing ini parameter: Station=2,2048,10354
15:43:06:672 Processing ini parameter: Station=2,2048,10356
15:43:06:672 Processing ini parameter: Station=2,2048,10361

Sample 2 (The tuner details):

15:43:32:204 Found tuner 1: TBS 6981 BDA DVBS/S2 A Tuner/Demod (Satellite)
15:43:32:204 Found tuner 2: TBS 6981 BDA DVBS/S2 B Tuner/Demod (Satellite)
15:43:32:204 Found tuner 3: Cinergy S2 PCI Digital Tuner (Satellite)
15:43:32:223 Tuning to frequency 11428000 on Satellite
15:43:33:304 Setting tune request
15:43:33:322 DVB-S2 processing using Twinhan/TechniSat method
15:43:33:323 Created Twinhan/TechniSat DVB-S2 handler
15:43:33:323 No DVB-S2 processing required
15:43:33:323 Running graph
15:43:35:524 Using tuner 3: Cinergy S2 PCI Digital Tuner
15:43:35:540 Signal acquired: lock is True quality is 85 strength is 63535
15:43:35:551 EPG delivery system is FreeSat on frequency 11428000
15:43:35:559 Loading EIT Program Categories from C:\Program Files (x86)\Geekzone\EPG Collector\Configuration\Program Categories\EIT Categories.cfg
15:43:35:562 Loaded 79 program category entries
15:43:35:564 Loading Huffman Dictionary 1 from C:\Program Files (x86)\Geekzone\EPG Collector\Configuration\Huffman Dictionary FreeSat T1.cfg
15:43:36:084 Loading Huffman Dictionary 2 from C:\Program Files (x86)\Geekzone\EPG Collector\Configuration\Huffman Dictionary FreeSat T2.cfg
15:43:36:966 Dictionaries loaded
15:43:36:982 Collecting station data from PID(s) 0xBBA........
15:43:53:018 Stopping station reader for frequency 11428000 - H
15:43:53:020 Stations: 238 buffer space used: 288956 discontinuities: 0
15:43:53:025 Station: Youtube          (59,2000,26005 Type: 128 Clear EPG: None)
15:43:53:025 Station: VIVA             (2,2010,7009 Type: 1 Clear EPG: S)

Sample 3 (the exit code bit):

15:48:37:638 Processed Channel 5 EPG entries with metadata added = 2%
15:48:37:639 Processing Channel 4 HD
15:49:09:087 Processed Channel 4 HD EPG entries with metadata added = 3%
15:49:09:088 Processing FREESAT EPG
15:49:09:088 Processed FREESAT EPG EPG entries with metadata added = 0%
15:49:09:088 Processing Film4
15:51:29:303 <E> ** The program has failed with an exception of type FormatException
15:51:29:304 <E> ** Exception: String was not recognized as a valid DateTime.
15:51:29:313 <E> ** Location:    at System.DateTimeParse.Parse(String s, DateTimeFormatInfo dtfi, DateTimeStyles styles)
   at System.DateTime.Parse(String s)
   at TheMovieDB.TmdbMovie.get_ReleaseDate()
   at Lookups.MovieLookup.findMovieEntry(TmdbMovie[] movies, String title, String date)
   at Lookups.MovieLookup.Process(EPGEntry epgEntry)
   at Lookups.LookupController.Process(Collection`1 stations)
   at DVBServices.EPGController.FinishRun()
   at EPGCollector.Program.logDataCollected()
   at EPGCollector.Program.processTunerCollection()
   at EPGCollector.Program.runNormalCollection()
   at EPGCollector.Program.Main(String[] args)
15:51:29:314 <E> Exiting with code = 5

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Master Geek

  Reply # 815592 11-May-2013 05:45
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Uninstalled both EPG4.1 (msi) & Fixpack 9.
Then re-installed just with EPG4.1 msi. i.e. No Fixpack 9.
Same error in same place.


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  Reply # 815594 11-May-2013 07:07
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Somebody else has reported the same problem.

Looks like there is a date arriving from TMDB (the internet lookup database for movies) that EPGC doesn't like.

Disable just movie lookups while I investigate and your collections should work.


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Master Geek

  Reply # 815597 11-May-2013 07:34
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You must be looking over my shoulder - done just that and it's gone all the way through.
I removed Film4 and Film+1 from my channel list .
Let me know when you've found a way forward.


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  Reply # 823046 21-May-2013 17:10
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Fixpack 10 is on Sourceforge now.

It fixes this problem.

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