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# 58720 17-Mar-2010 20:24
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Hi all,

I've been using Mediaportal and mentalindustries EPG grabber utility for the last couple of years. Absolutely brilliant!

I noticed yesterday my guide was about to run out, and noticed that my tvguide.xml hasn't been updated since last Wednesday (I have a daily scheduled task).

I forced a run of the task, and this seems to be what comes back:

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C:\Documents and Settings\DVINE HTPC>"C:\Program Files\Team MediaPortal\MediaPor
tal TV Server\freeviewNZ-EPG.exe" -mediaportalTVServer
Finding install paths
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an obj
ect.
at freeviewNZ_EPG.Program.findInstallPaths()
EPG file to download: http://epg.pvr.geek.nz/epg/listings-freeview.xml.gz
EPG file location: tvguide.xml
Freeview Product Detection Complete. Now downloading XML file
epgXMLLocation tvguide.xml
Download location: C:\Documents and Settings\DVINE HTPC\listings-freeview.xml.gz


Folder to create: C:\Documents and Settings\DVINE HTPC
Error the EPG download folder does not exist!
Folder now created: C:\Documents and Settings\DVINE HTPC
Checking xmltv.dtd is in the correct folder
xmltv.dtd found.

System.Net.WebException: The remote name could not be resolved: 'epg.pvr.geek.nz
'
at System.Net.WebClient.DownloadFile(Uri address, String fileName)
at System.Net.WebClient.DownloadFile(String address, String fileName)
at freeviewNZ_EPG.Program.Main(String[] args)

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As I say, this has been working for months with no issues. I haven't changed any settings or installed any software in the last few weeks. It seems as if my PC isn't gettng a connection through to the pvr.geek.nz site.

I've tried disabling my firewall (Zonealarm) in case that was causing any issues, and also reset my router. I can't seem to get through to pvr.geek.nz (if I type that into firefox) on either my HTPC or laptop - should I be able to?

Does anyone have any ideas what I might need to do to sort ths out? Anyone else having similar problems??

Thanks in advance,
Danny

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  # 308497 17-Mar-2010 21:56
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OK, now it makes more sense!!

My quick search never brought up that thread, thanks for pointing me in that direction.

I am now using rvangelders solution - and everything seems to be working fine!!

http://vangelder.orcon.net.nz/files/FreeviewToXMLTV.zip


Cheers,
Danny

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