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  Reply # 318665 15-Apr-2010 10:04
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SJB: mentalinc: re last nights issue with user read/write access to the exe directory. Do you think it would make more sense to have the default output directory somewhere else. It's a bit non-standard to put the data into the exe directory anyway.


Can you PM me your email address and I will try to send my project file to you tonight or tomorrow.

The user needs to be provided the instructions I linked on my website (happy for you to steal it from there).

The "detection" i use in my app defines where the file is output (based on the PVR software the user is using)
Mediaportal for example needs to be named tvguide.xml and be put into a specific folder. Once the folder permissions are setup based on my website link, or if possible using the .msi install there will not be any issues with UAC in vista or 7.

I think by default having it go to the same folder the .exe in is correct.
When I use it I will extract the app to the dvbviewer folder per my guide here http://mentalindustries.orconhosting.net.nz/epgFiles/dvbviewer.html

but basically its setting the Output: in the .ini file or during runtime to determine where the .xml should go.




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  Reply # 318983 15-Apr-2010 18:13
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Thanks to all involved. This is looking like a very exciting step forward for the HTPC users in NZ! :-)

Unfortunately I am managing to make this a bit harder than it should be...
I have a Nova-T 500 pointed at Waiatarua in Akld. I get the info for the first two frequencies fine but it seems to be having problems with 666000. No errors... just doesn't find and info. Below is the section from the log. Prime plays fine in MediaPortal so I assume it is tuning in OK... but I am not seeing ay Prime EPG data in the resulting file or the logs.

I have tried EIT instead of MHEG5 for 666000 in case it was different for the Sky channels... but no difference.

Any thoughts?

Cheers


Log Extract:
******************************************
18:02:07:374 Processing frequency 666000 to locate stations
18:02:07:375 EPG Frequency: 666000
18:02:07:377 EPG Bandwidth: 8
18:02:07:378 EPG Tuning to: 666000:-1:-1:-1
18:02:07:379 EPG Tuned to 666000:-1:-1:-1 signal strength = 0
18:02:07:381 EPG Graph playing
18:02:09:509 Signal locked - scanning SI tables for stations
18:02:14:511 Collecting EPG data for frequency 666000
18:02:14:512 Main: Run request received
18:02:14:514 Worker: Started on 15/04/2010 at 6:02 p.m.
18:02:14:516 Worker: EPG delivery system is EIT on frequency 666000
18:02:14:522 Added: 0 Updated: 0 Total Now: 1970 Stations complete: 0 Incomplete: 0
18:02:14:523 Stopping section readers
18:02:15:911 All data processed
18:02:15:912 Worker: Background worker thread exiting
18:02:15:914 Main: Stop request received
18:02:15:915 Main: Stopping background worker thread
18:02:15:916 Main: Stop request processed
18:02:15:917 EPG Graph stopped


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 318985 15-Apr-2010 18:23
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Version 1.0.9 is now on Sourceforge. It is functionally identical to the previous version and is only intended for the 2 special cases below to assist in debugging.

freitasm: Could you download it and try it with an additional ini parameter of 'Trace:Tuners'. I have included code to avoid the program exception but this may mean it doesn't detect the tuner at all. Can you PM me the log if it works or not, it has additional trace info that I need to see. Thanks.

browned: I have included an option to output the number part of the program and series references. Add Option:CRIDN to the ini file and the reference numbers should appear in the XMLTV file. Could you try putting it into MC and see what happens.

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Steve

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  Reply # 318987 15-Apr-2010 18:26
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dklong: Can you PM me the whole log from an MHEG run? It didn't detect any stations according to the section of log you included above. It would list them after the 'signal locked' line.

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  Reply # 319029 15-Apr-2010 20:00
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I think by default having it go to the same folder the .exe in is correct.
When I use it I will extract the app to the dvbviewer folder per my guide here http://mentalindustries.orconhosting.net.nz/epgFiles/dvbviewer.html

but basically its setting the Output: in the .ini file or during runtime to determine where the .xml should go.


Dumping the xml output into the same directory as the exe is fine, as long as the app is not installed in Program Files or Program Files (x86). These directorys are special under Windows Vista and Windows 7 with users only having read access unless the program is run as an administrator, a UAC prompt is presented and oked, or the epg collector directory stops inheriting permissions and has user write access set.

An obvious solution is to write the output to a user accessible folder like temp or my documents, but I suspect most people with create a scheduled task to run the app once it is setup. In this case the task can be run with the highest privileges and this avoids the write access/admin issues.
 




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  Reply # 319030 15-Apr-2010 20:02
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SJB: Version 1.0.9 is now on Sourceforge. It is functionally identical to the previous version and is only intended for the 2 special cases below to assist in debugging.

browned: I have included an option to output the number part of the program and series references. Add Option:CRIDN to the ini file and the reference numbers should appear in the XMLTV file. Could you try putting it into MC and see what happens.

Regards

Steve


I have just started a new job today so I will try and get to this asap, maybe Friday night or Saturday hopefully.




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  Reply # 319075 15-Apr-2010 21:43
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browned: In this case the task can be run with the highest privileges and this avoids the write access/admin issues.
 


Dont think running the app with the highest privleges is the best idea.
Changing the folder permissions is a much safer option than having an app run as full admin just to write to a directory.

Again how to change the folder permissions: http://mentalindustries.orconhosting.net.nz/epgFiles/vistaUAC.html



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  Reply # 319492 16-Apr-2010 19:18
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Many thanks for all your hard work, I've got the grabber working fine on my system! I have been, gratefully, using Revens solution for some time now with DVBViewer, Leadtek WinFast PxDTV1300 & WinFast DTV2000H (Windows XP Pro). (Kapiti Coast, Frequencies 666000,730000, and 762000)
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  Reply # 319501 16-Apr-2010 19:43
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Has anybody tried grabbing the Sky EPG yet?

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  Reply # 319604 17-Apr-2010 09:06
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SJB: Has anybody tried grabbing the Sky EPG yet?


Yes and it works perfectly.  Sky EIT EPG on DVB-S, Win XP, HVR4000.  Importing the xml file into GBPVR and its superb, channel labels are all present.

Once again, nice work.  I think perhaps add some uder configuration tools for writing the ini files as it was somwhat tedious adding all the channels to ignore on the Sky tx's manually.

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  Reply # 319611 17-Apr-2010 10:14
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That's great. Thanks for trying it.

A GUI to set up the ini file has already been suggested and is on the to do list.

Steve

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  Reply # 319633 17-Apr-2010 12:14
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Great work guys! I'm keen to try this but need a little help - I would like both Sky and Freeview EPG's. I have 2 Hauppauge hvr 2200's for DVB-T from the infill transmitter in Hamilton (4 DVB-T tuners in total). I also have a Nova S Plus for Sky via Jaycar reader, DVBLogic TVSource, etc. I would be very grateful if someone would please post the parameters I need for my .ini file
Cheers
Steve

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Hi Guys,

I am interested in hearing about any issues witht the XMLTV output file.  Specifically with programs over the midnight period. 

I have had to code around some issues with the way the end of the day / start of the next day are transmitted and I'm not sure I have it completely right yet.  Any feed back appreciated.

Brad (aka giggles).

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  Reply # 320707 20-Apr-2010 14:44
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Also, talking with Steve we will look at simplifing the configuration.  If people would like to post / send me their log files I can start compiling Sky/Freeview parameters to make config easier Laughing

Brad

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  Reply # 320708 20-Apr-2010 14:46
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This works fine if I have one transponder frequency listed, but with 2 or 3, it gets the listings for the first one then says no signal or the like. Its like its not releasing the tuner for the next transponder or something.

DVB-T
HVR-2200
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