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# 19502 19-Feb-2008 19:49
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I have the freeview channels set up with MCE 2005 thanks to RustyGonad on
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=34&topicid=19359&page_no=1#110873

I have a couple more rookie questions for the geeks out there...

Are there other free channels that I can get on this satellite that are any good?

I have also been trying to get xmlTVNZ working with bladerunnerpro and can’t seem to find a guide that is simple enough or seems to work. Can someone give me a hand installing this, and also if I get new channels from the above, can I get help setting up the guide for these channels.

 

Thanks


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  # 111665 19-Feb-2008 19:52
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Have you checked the xmltvnz forums on reven.co.nz? There was a really good guide for both Vista MCE and XP MCE on there if you do a quick search.

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  # 111691 19-Feb-2008 21:12
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While I have nothing against Reven's product (used it for a few years) its not the best solution for Freeview.  Last time I checked he didn't do the Freeview Channels ie TVNZ 6 etc.

IMO best option is to use one of the other sources (mentioned on this forum) who capture the satellite EPG data, or grab it yourself using the export function on one of the DVB-S packages.  That way you get all channels mapped.

Under XP MCE the process is basically:

Get Guide (from either Internet or Satellite EPG dump)
Give to Bladerunner
Done

Unfortunately my Vista scripts to do this won't be much use to you.  I had one for XP but I nuked it a few months ago, the process using Bladerunner 3.5 is a bit different. 

If you really get stuck let me know, I could bash something together, but I dont have XP to test it on anymore, and it will take me a few days to get to it...

Once you get this set up its a whole heap more reliable/faster than XMLTVNZ.

 
 
 
 




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  # 112122 21-Feb-2008 18:55
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I am trying to follow reven's instructions and have not found a solution on reven's forums.

I am getting an error  - could not find file C:\windows\ehome\guidedata\guide.xml

I am using the following script

c:
cd\windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro
xmlTVNZ.exe tvguide.xml -days 8 default_tv1 default_tv2 default_tv3 default_c4 default_tvnz6 default_tvnzsportextra default_parliamenttv default_stratos default_ctv default_maori default_rnznat default_concertfm
copy xmltv.xml C:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\GuideData
copy Channelinfo.xml C:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\QuickGuide
copy GenreShowList.xml C:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\GuideData
copy settings.xml C:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\GuideData
copy xmltv.dtd C:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\GuideData
cd.

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  # 112200 21-Feb-2008 22:49
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Haven't used xmltvnz for a while but it looks like you need to change a couple of things:

Change
xmlTVNZ.exe tvguide.xml...................
to
xmlTVNZ.exe guide.xml......................

And change
copy xmltv.xml..............
to
copy guide.xml.................




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  # 112386 22-Feb-2008 22:33
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I have had a play, and if I change the

copy xmltv.xml and copy xmltv.dtd
to the the same thing (e.g. guide.***) bladerunner runs though fine once, but not a second time.

if I copy all three (xmlTVNZ.exe tvguide.xml) as well, I get the error first time, and the same if I change the first two.

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  # 112405 23-Feb-2008 00:35
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You need to leave the last line that starts copy xmltv.dtd.... as it is.



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  # 112446 23-Feb-2008 11:13
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Yea, it worked once, but the had the same issue the second time could not find xmltv.xml

c:
cd\windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro
xmlTVNZ.exe guide.xml -days 8 default_tv1 default_tv2 default_tv3 default_c4 default_tvnz6 default_tvnzsportextra default_parliamenttv default_stratos default_ctv default_maori default_rnznat default_concertfm
copy guide.xml C:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\GuideData
copy Channelinfo.xml C:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\QuickGuide
copy GenreShowList.xml C:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\GuideData
copy settings.xml C:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\GuideData
copy xmltv.dtd C:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\GuideData
cd.

 
 
 
 


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  # 112451 23-Feb-2008 11:37
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So what is the exact error message you are getting now?



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  # 112471 23-Feb-2008 13:12
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  # 112540 23-Feb-2008 19:38
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Oh so it looks like BladeRunner is now looking for xmltv.xml instead of guide.xml.

You need to change all references for guide.xml to xmltv.xml

i.e.

xmlTVNZ xmltv.xml....

copy xmltv.xml.....



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  # 112574 23-Feb-2008 23:48
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with this script
c:
cd\windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro
xmlTVNZ.exe xmltv.xml -days 8 default_tv1 default_tv2 default_tv3 default_c4 default_tvnz6 default_tvnzsportextra default_parliamenttv default_stratos default_ctv default_maori default_rnznat default_concertfm
copy xmltv.xml C:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\GuideData
copy Channelinfo.xml C:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\QuickGuide
copy GenreShowList.xml C:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\GuideData
copy settings.xml C:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\GuideData
copy xmltv.dtd C:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\GuideData
cd.

I am get this error on the second run of BRP, it seems that if I change it to one, it wants the other and so on.
brp2

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  # 112605 24-Feb-2008 09:15
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Hmm strange.

Have you followed these instructions on Reven's page?




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  # 112645 24-Feb-2008 11:48
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Yes, those are the instructions that I am trying to follow.

I have uninstalled and started from scratch a couple of times as well so I can be sure that I am dotting my i's and crossing T's.

If I uninstall and re-peform the instructions, they only say to run BRP once and then go into MCE to set up per BRP instructions.

I get a download error (code 23) on stage 7 of the BRP instructions when downloading guide listings.
http://www.xpmediacentre.com.au/brp/partb.html


I am assuming that this is due to BRP not running properly and giving that error the second time around.



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  # 113096 26-Feb-2008 06:57
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Hi all,

I managed to get this to work

EPG.EXE for MCE2005 from here:
http://209.97.223.191/epg.exe


Run once, then you need to edit the config file. BRP installs into
C:\windows\ehome\Bladerunnerpro
But his config file looks for
C:\windows\ehome\bladerunner

You will need to change it the correct location.

Remember to create a sheduled task for BRP to run daily.

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