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Geoff Bacon
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:41 pm Reply with quote
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I've just uploaded new versions of these files to the GeeCeeBee.co.uk website.

They can be installed using the TopManager Tools| Install Files option or manually by following the link on the GeeCeeBee site.
Please note that, unless there are major changes, I only intending updating this files every 6 months or so (they take a lot of time to collate/maintain).

FvTxData.tsv
This file contains a list of transmitters and the Mux numbers that they broadcast.
The file is used by both "TopManager| PcControl| Channel Management" and the Channel Organiser tap to restrict the muxes scanned on a retune (this eliminates duplicate channels from nearby transmitters).

The file contains scheduled changes for the next two years or so. Imminent dates will be correct (assuming the changes proceed as scheduled) while further off changes will indicate a range of months in which the change will be undertaken (hopefully by then I will have issued a newer version of the file).

If the worst comes to the worst, instead of selecting a predefined transmitter option, the user can manually specify the Mux numbers required when scanning with TM or CO.

Freeview.dat
Again this file is used by both TM and CO. It contains several fields pertaining to each Freeview channel.

As far as CO is concerned, this file will almost always contain some errors:-
1) There is no accessible database that contains scheduled changes i.e the first one knows about it is when you spot a channel is no longer working or reads about a new channel in the press.
2) The file is updated using channels available on the Mendip mux. This means that I know nothing about channels which are specific to other transmitters.
3) I'm not updating regularly

For the majority of users, although the file is not "up-to-date", the information for the major channels should be sufficient.
Please note that, if necessary, users can manually update this file to suit their needs (easiest way is probably to use TM| Browse to Settings, select the file and use Edit).

If anyone really needs a transmitter specific channel added then they should pm me.

Geoff

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TAPs: PcControl B1.4; StopExit v1.01; PruneEPG 1.0; fsSave 1.1; QuickJump 1.72; SecCache (UK) v0.4; EIT Sub (Game) v0.6; EPG2MEI v0.96; MyStuff 6.6; Bookmark 3.0; Extend v1.7; Font Manager 1.0d; MyInfo B5.6; MHEG On/Off A3;
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Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:57 pm Reply with quote
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Freeview Changes

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TAPs: EIT Sub v0.6; EPG2MEI v0.96; MPDisplayLITE V1.2; MyInfo B5.6; SecCache (UK) v0.4; Extend v1.7; MyStuff 6.6;
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Geoff Bacon
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:04 pm Reply with quote
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@ccs

Thanks but I already have a way of extracting data for the scheduled changes to transmitters.

Geoff

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TAPs: PcControl B1.4; StopExit v1.01; PruneEPG 1.0; fsSave 1.1; QuickJump 1.72; SecCache (UK) v0.4; EIT Sub (Game) v0.6; EPG2MEI v0.96; MyStuff 6.6; Bookmark 3.0; Extend v1.7; Font Manager 1.0d; MyInfo B5.6; MHEG On/Off A3;
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Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:45 pm Reply with quote
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I found it useful - no scheduled changes for me until the end of the year.

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TAPs: EIT Sub v0.6; EPG2MEI v0.96; MPDisplayLITE V1.2; MyInfo B5.6; SecCache (UK) v0.4; Extend v1.7; MyStuff 6.6;
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andyfras
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:24 am Reply with quote
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Thank you Geoff for continuing to keep the Toppy updated.

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