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CharlieBoy
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:06 pm Reply with quote
Frequent contributor Joined: 04 Mar 2006 Posts: 135
Is anyone other than me still using the Microsoft Legacy source? As of yesterday I'm getting data for the TV channels but nothing for any of the radio channels. Would be interested to know if it's just me or whether Microsoft Legacy are failing to supply any radio EPG data?

Thanks
Charlie

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TopTapper
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:42 pm Reply with quote
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CharlieBoy wrote:
Microsoft Legacy source? As of yesterday I'm getting data for the TV channels but nothing for any of the radio channels

I've just tried adding radio - 704 & 707; the channels seem to be picked up...
Code:
... xmltv.xml : last output 19/01/2017 19:31
... mc2xml.chl: 1-6, 9-10, 14-15, 21, 24, 28, 30-32, 47, 704, 707
... mc2xml.ren: [file not found]

Loading ..... : mc2xml (c) <mc2xml@gmail.com> (v1.6)
Reminder .... : Unauthorized redistribution prohibited.
Reminder .... : If this software is useful, please donate!
Reading ..... : mc2xml.dat
Downloading . : microsoft.com
Downloaded .. : 724112 bytes in 3s
Source ...... : BDS
Headend ..... : 120020
Version ..... : 2953735541
Start time .. : 2017-01-20T00:00:00 UTC
End time .... : 2017-02-03T23:58:00 UTC
Parsing ..... : Freeview - Crystal Palace
Reading ..... : mc2xml.chl
Writing ..... : xmltv.xml
Writing ..... : mc2xml.dat
Completed ... : 4774007 bytes in 4s, 19 channels, 5737 programs scheduled.

... xmltv.xml : has been updated

Code:
   <channel id="I704.323.microsoft.com">
      <display-name>704 BBC Radio 4</display-name>
      <display-name>704</display-name>
      <display-name>BBC Radio 4</display-name>
   </channel>
   <channel id="I707.751644.microsoft.com">
      <display-name>707 BBC 6 Music</display-name>
      <display-name>707</display-name>
      <display-name>BBC 6 Music</display-name>
   </channel>


... but there's no radio data.

The TV data is very hit and miss; it'll deliver every day for 10 days then nothing for two weeks.

I miss the old Radio Times service - the Film reviews were extensive and often LOL. Smile
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CharlieBoy
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:43 pm Reply with quote
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TopTapper wrote:
I've just tried adding radio - 704 & 707; the channels seem to be picked up...... but there's no radio data.

Thanks for checking and replying. That's what I'm seeing by opening (in Excel) the xmltv.xml file output by mc2xml.exe. The radio channels are all listed there, but there's no programme data for any of them. So I guess the problem is either (1) that there is no radio programme data in the Microsoft Legacy EPG source, or (2) the data is there but mc2xml.exe is failing to gather it for some reason. My guess would be the former.

But at least you've confirmed that the problem isn't something I've inadvertently done - so thanks again for responding

Charlie

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leenoble
Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:44 pm Reply with quote
Frequent contributor Joined: 09 Dec 2005 Posts: 286 Location: Cheshire, UK
Can I ask people what settings they are using for both mc2xml and xml2mei, please.

Since I switched to this combination my Toppy frequently crashes on startup. I'll upload a new mei file and it'll be fine for a day or two, but then it'll start crashing again and the only way to resolve it is to delete the mei file.

My bash script looks like this:
Code:

#!/bin/bash
mc2path="/path/to/my/mc2xml/directory"

"$mc2path/mc2xml" -C "$mc2path/mc2mei.chl" -d 176 -D "$mc2path/mc2xml.dat" -o "$mc2path/xmltv.xml"
php "$mc2path/xml2mei.php" -ep


and my channel list looks like this:

Code:

1-15
17-21
21-34
37
41
44
46
47
48
54
60
62
64
65
66
68
70
74
79
83
96
120
121
122
127
130-132
135


I've steadily reduced the capture period so it's down to 176 hours which is barely over a week. I used to get the full 2 weeks with rt2mei or as2mei without any problems.

Thanks.

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Bizman
Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:21 pm Reply with quote
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Those of you using Schedules Direct may be interested in some statistics:

1. The following LCNs are updated with 14 days of programmes on Saturdays: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14, 24, 28, 30, 54, 601

2. The following LCNs are updated with 21 days of programmes on Saturdays: 11, 17, (only 20 days for 74)

3. The following LCNs are updated with 13 days of programmes on Sundays: 15

4. The following LCNs are updated with 21 days of programmes on Mondays: 20, 31

4. The following LCNs are updated with 21 days of programmes daily: 37, 38, 41, 42, 46, 48, 60, 61, 64, 70, 72, 83

5. The following LCNs are updated with 16 days of programmes on Wednesdays: 12, 19,

6. The following LCNs are updated with 15 days of programmes on Fridays: 21

7. The following LCNs are updated with 20 days of programmes on Tuesdays & saturdays: 32

8. The following LCNs are updated with 18 days of programmes on Tues, Thurs or Saturday: 25

There is a degree of randomness to the figures and the schedules are modified almost daily.

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Bizman
Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:27 am Reply with quote
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SD have now deemed that around half the films on Film4 are 'Premiere' even those going back to the 1950s. Someone's left a flag set.

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Bizman
Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 8:50 am Reply with quote
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Further to the above, now all of the films on Film4 are marked as 'premiere'.

Another quirk I have noticed is an 'out by one' error on the number of episodes in a series, e.g S1 Ep 16/17 would be the last shown. At first I thought that the final episode had beed dropped, but this has occurred too many times in a variety of programmes, I have seen around 9 examples of this, ranging from series such as Star Trek, Voyager, South Park and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Could this be a bug in xml2mei?

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TAPs: EIT Sub (Game) v0.6; SecCache (UK) v0.4; MHEG On/Off A3; MPDisplayLITE V1.2; MyInfo B5.6; PruneEPG 1.0; EPG2MEI v0.96; QuickJump 1.72; Extend v1.7; (fsSave 1.1);
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