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Topic # 225656 29-Nov-2017 09:50
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After realising my guide data hadn't updated in the last week, this post https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=126&topicid=225606 mentioned that we should be using EIT instead of MHEG5.

 

So I changed the collection parameters to EIT, and this produced 7 days of guide data for every channel except TVNZ 1, 2, +1 and +2. It seems it's only getting 2 entries for those channels (now/next)

 

 

I'm in Auckland using Waiatarua 538 MHz. Any help appreciated, cheers.


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  Reply # 1909398 29-Nov-2017 10:26
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Post your ini file.




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  Reply # 1909400 29-Nov-2017 10:30
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Here you go...

 

 

 

[GENERAL]
Timeouts=10,600,5,1,50
Option=DuplicateSameChannels,NoLogExcluded,WmcImport,AutoMapEpg,DisableInbandLoader
WMCImportName=RussEPG

 

[DVBT]
TuningFile=New Zealand.Auckland - Waiatarua.xml
ScanningFrequency=538000,8,EIT
SelectedTuner=1
SelectedTuner=2
Location=NZL,0
Option=UseFreeSatTables

 

[STATIONS]
Station=8746,38,6001
Station=8746,33,2000
Station=8746,33,2001
Station=8746,33,2002
Station=8746,29,1304
Station=8746,30,1304
Station=8746,33,1403
Station=8746,33,1405
Station=8746,33,1408
Station=8746,33,1409
Station=8746,33,1410
Station=8746,33,1411
Station=8746,33,1412
Station=8746,33,1414
Station=8746,33,1416
Station=8746,33,1417
Station=8746,33,1418
Station=8746,33,1421
Station=8746,33,1504
Station=8746,31,1304
Station=8746,32,1304
Station=8746,34,1503
Station=8746,34,1504
Station=8746,34,1505
Station=8746,33,1415
Station=8746,34,1506
Station=8746,34,6002
Station=8746,25,12501
Station=8746,38,1506
Station=8746,38,6002
Station=8746,29,1301
Station=8746,29,1306
Station=8746,30,1301
Station=8746,30,1306
Station=8746,33,1401
Station=8746,31,1301
Station=8746,31,1306
Station=8746,32,1301
Station=8746,32,1306
Station=8746,34,1507
Station=8746,26,12501
Station=8746,25,12502
Station=8746,25,12503
Station=8746,34,1509
Station=8746,35,16000
Station=8746,33,1422

 

[SCANLIST]
Scanned=8746,38,6001,-1,Television Hawke's Bay
Scanned=8746,33,2000,-1,Radio NZ National
Scanned=8746,33,2001,-1,Radio NZ Concert
Scanned=8746,33,2002,-1,BaseFM
Scanned=8746,29,1304,-1,The Shopping Channel
Scanned=8746,30,1304,-1,The Shopping Channel
Scanned=8746,33,1403,-1,ChineseTV
Scanned=8746,33,1405,-1,TV33
Scanned=8746,33,1408,-1,TVCentral
Scanned=8746,33,1409,-1,TVNZ2
Scanned=8746,33,1410,-1,The Shopping Channel
Scanned=8746,33,1411,-1,Info-Rotorua
Scanned=8746,33,1412,-1,Channel North
Scanned=8746,33,1414,-1,Firstlight
Scanned=8746,33,1416,-1,CanterburyTV
Scanned=8746,33,1417,-1,SouthernTV
Scanned=8746,33,1418,-1,CUE
Scanned=8746,33,1421,-1,PandaTV
Scanned=8746,33,1504,-1,TVSN Shopping
Scanned=8746,31,1304,-1,The Shopping Channel
Scanned=8746,32,1304,-1,The Shopping Channel
Scanned=8746,34,1503,-1,Yes Shop
Scanned=8746,34,1504,-1,TVSN Shopping
Scanned=8746,34,1505,-1,TV29
Scanned=8746,33,1415,-1,Sommet Sports
Scanned=8746,34,1506,-1,Hope Channel
Scanned=8746,34,6002,-1,Shine TV
Scanned=8746,25,12501,-1,No Service Name
Scanned=8746,38,1506,-1,Hope Channel
Scanned=8746,38,6002,-1,Shine TV
Scanned=8746,29,1301,-1,FOUR
Scanned=8746,29,1306,-1,FOUR Plus 1
Scanned=8746,30,1301,-1,FOUR
Scanned=8746,30,1306,-1,FOUR Plus 1
Scanned=8746,33,1401,-1,Parliament
Scanned=8746,31,1301,-1,FOUR
Scanned=8746,31,1306,-1,FOUR Plus 1
Scanned=8746,32,1301,-1,FOUR
Scanned=8746,32,1306,-1,FOUR Plus 1
Scanned=8746,34,1507,-1,Radio NZ National
Scanned=8746,26,12501,-1,No Service Name
Scanned=8746,25,12502,-1,No Service Name
Scanned=8746,25,12503,-1,No Service Name
Scanned=8746,34,1509,-1,NCTV-Chinese
Scanned=8746,35,16000,-1,Test Service 1
Scanned=8746,33,1422,-1,TVNZ1
Scanned=8746,26,1200,-1,TVNZ 1
Scanned=8746,26,1201,-1,TVNZ 2
Scanned=8746,26,1206,-1,TVNZ 1 +1
Scanned=8746,26,1207,-1,TVNZ 2 +1
Scanned=8746,25,1200,-1,TVNZ 1
Scanned=8746,25,1201,-1,TVNZ 2
Scanned=8746,25,1206,-1,TVNZ 1 +1
Scanned=8746,25,1207,-1,TVNZ 2 +1
Scanned=8746,27,1200,-1,TVNZ 1
Scanned=8746,27,1201,-1,TVNZ 2
Scanned=8746,27,1206,-1,TVNZ 1 +1
Scanned=8746,27,1207,-1,TVNZ 2 +1
Scanned=8746,28,1200,-1,TVNZ 1
Scanned=8746,28,1201,-1,TVNZ 2
Scanned=8746,28,1206,-1,TVNZ 1 +1
Scanned=8746,28,1207,-1,TVNZ 2 +1
Scanned=8746,29,1300,-1,Three
Scanned=8746,29,1302,-1,ThreePlus1
Scanned=8746,29,1305,-1,The Edge TV
Scanned=8746,29,1502,-1,Al Jazeera
Scanned=8746,30,1300,-1,Three
Scanned=8746,30,1302,-1,ThreePlus1
Scanned=8746,30,1305,-1,The Edge TV
Scanned=8746,30,1502,-1,Al Jazeera
Scanned=8746,33,1400,-1,Maori Television
Scanned=8746,33,1404,-1,PRIME
Scanned=8746,33,1407,-1,ChoiceTV
Scanned=8746,31,1300,-1,Three
Scanned=8746,31,1302,-1,ThreePlus1
Scanned=8746,31,1305,-1,The Edge TV
Scanned=8746,31,1502,-1,Al Jazeera
Scanned=8746,32,1300,-1,Three
Scanned=8746,32,1302,-1,ThreePlus1
Scanned=8746,32,1305,-1,The Edge TV
Scanned=8746,32,1502,-1,Al Jazeera
Scanned=8746,34,1501,-1,Apna Television
Scanned=8746,34,1502,-1,Al Jazeera
Scanned=8746,33,1502,-1,Al Jazeera
Scanned=8746,25,1204,-1,TVNZ Pop-Up
Scanned=8746,26,1204,-1,TVNZ Pop-Up
Scanned=8746,27,1204,-1,TVNZ Pop-Up
Scanned=8746,28,1204,-1,TVNZ Pop-Up
Scanned=8746,25,1205,-1,TVNZ DUKE
Scanned=8746,26,1205,-1,TVNZ DUKE
Scanned=8746,27,1205,-1,TVNZ DUKE
Scanned=8746,28,1205,-1,TVNZ DUKE
Scanned=8746,29,1307,-1,Bravo
Scanned=8746,29,1308,-1,Bravo PLUS 1
Scanned=8746,30,1307,-1,Bravo
Scanned=8746,30,1308,-1,Bravo PLUS 1
Scanned=8746,31,1307,-1,Bravo
Scanned=8746,31,1308,-1,Bravo PLUS 1
Scanned=8746,32,1307,-1,Bravo
Scanned=8746,32,1308,-1,Bravo PLUS 1
Scanned=8746,34,1508,-1,HGTV
Scanned=8746,35,1600,-1,Maori Television
Scanned=8746,35,1601,-1,Te Reo
Scanned=8746,33,1423,-1,WairarapaTV


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  Reply # 1910626 29-Nov-2017 16:39
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Try one of the other frequencies for your transmitter.




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  Reply # 1910643 29-Nov-2017 17:00
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Thanks for looking at this...

 

I tried the other available frequencies but no luck,

 

  • 570 MGz - same result as above
  • 666 MHz - no signal 

 


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  Reply # 1910707 29-Nov-2017 19:00
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Can you use EPG Centre to do a transport stream dump (30 secs), upload it somewhere and post the link.




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  Reply # 1910727 29-Nov-2017 19:47
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I think this is what you need:

 

https://1drv.ms/v/s!AhcjyhGCpUVhsuZVRvaSrXqCnzSqQw


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  Reply # 1910798 29-Nov-2017 23:35
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not sure if this is relevant but for years I have been using epgcollector to pull in the data from mheg5 via dvbt and things suddenly stopped pulling in sometime in the last 7 days which seems to correlate to other issues people have been seeing. I only noticed the problem tonight when the EPG came to the end of its 7 day history.

 

Other setups I look after reported exactly the same issue.

 

I had to switch to EIT collection mode like others, but then looked at the resulting tvguide.xml and saw it was full of "Huffman Text" messages, so a bit of googling later and I realised I needed to add the Option line to the freeview.ini file I use (see below).

 

Guide data was then coming through fine - I just needed to flush the SPMC/Kodi caches on the clients (after dvblogic had pulled in the new EPG file) and hooray I have guide data back for all channels again.

 

What a lot of dicking around just to watch a bit of TV! Luckily I've got used to this type of occasional nonsense in the last 10 years!

 

 

 

C:\epg>type grabguide.bat
cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Geekzone\EPG Collector
EPGCollector.exe /ini="c:\epg\freeview.ini"
del "C:\ProgramData\DVBLogic\dvblink\xmltv\TVGuide.xml"
copy /Y "C:\epg\TVGuide.xml" "C:\ProgramData\DVBLogic\dvblink\xmltv\TVGuide.xml"

 

 

 

C:\epg>type freeview.ini
[GENERAL]
Output=C:\epg\TVGuide.xml
Timeouts=10,300,5,1,50
Option=USEFREESATTABLES,FORMATCONVERT

 

[DVBT]
TuningFile=New Zealand.Auckland - Sky Tower.xml
ScanningFrequency=530000,8,EIT

 

 


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  Reply # 1910921 30-Nov-2017 10:08
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Can you try running a collection again. When I processed the file mux 25 collected the correct number of records for the channels that only had 2 records previously.

 

The other muxes still only had 2 records. This might be a problem because it can defeat the option to duplicate channels data when there is none received and then in WMC you may be watching the mux with only 2 records.




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  Reply # 1911037 30-Nov-2017 12:11
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Interestingly, if I only scan mux 25 it will find all records:

 

 

But if I include all the mux's it only finds 2 records, I guess this is the problem your alluding to?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1911100 30-Nov-2017 13:22
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I've just realised that when I ran the collection I had no entries in the Channel tab.

 

After porting the scan list and station list from your INI file I end up with the same results as you ie only 2 records for TV1 etc.

 

I'll look in to it and post back. In the meantime I have uploaded a fix to Sourceforge for MHEG5 so if you are really stuck you can install fixpack 10 and go back to collecting MHEG5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1911119 30-Nov-2017 14:00
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Clearing the channels works! I thought it would be more efficient to exclude the ones I wasn't interested in, but I can live without it.

 

This is awesome, thanks for your help.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1911698 1-Dec-2017 14:06
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SJB:

 

In the meantime I have uploaded a fix to Sourceforge for MHEG5 so if you are really stuck you can install fixpack 10 and go back to collecting MHEG5.

 

 

Thanks Steve, much appreciated. I can confirm the MHEG5 extraction is working using fix pack 10 now again.

 

Once question though, If I compare the mheg5 data with the EIT data, the mheg5 file seems to be larger.

 

I have uploaded the two files to my google drive -does one contain a richer set of information that the other?

 

EIT

 

mheg5

 

 


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  Reply # 1911748 1-Dec-2017 16:58
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It's probably down to the subtitles tag which is present in the MHEG5 file but not the EIT.


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  Reply # 1921412 18-Dec-2017 16:52
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watsonash:

 

SJB:

 

In the meantime I have uploaded a fix to Sourceforge for MHEG5 so if you are really stuck you can install fixpack 10 and go back to collecting MHEG5.

 

 

Thanks Steve, much appreciated. I can confirm the MHEG5 extraction is working using fix pack 10 now again.

 

Once question though, If I compare the mheg5 data with the EIT data, the mheg5 file seems to be larger.

 

I have uploaded the two files to my google drive -does one contain a richer set of information that the other?

 

EIT

 

mheg5

 

 

 

 

Anyone else having issues with MHEG5 extraction recently ? I have applied fixpack 10, but still missing the TV1/2 / Duke and associated Plus 1's.

 

Have changed to EIT, and the data for those above channels are now there, but now have a bunch of huffman errors on some of the other channels. Looking through a couple of recent posts I need to change the "Use FreeSat Huffman tables to transalte compressed text".

 

Is that the correct setting ? edit - Note to self - Yes it is. EIT looking good now. I like the coloured guide too

 

Cheers

 


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