AVS Forum articles Contests. OR Remember. OldPM - Thread Starter. EPG not updating. So I've fiddled on and off with EPG lately and I had it set up a month or two ago and I realized that it was still pulling Rovi information, so I went back in and nuked everything and set up EPG again without accepting the terms.
I can manually go in and run it to populate guide info, but it doesn't seem to want to do it unattended. I noticed a few weeks ago that I had no guide data, so I manually ran it again with I think 21 days of guide info and I just checked it again and it's almost out.
How can I get it to auto-update? I assume that I missed a step or did something wrong. Remove Advertisements. OldPM. This would probably be better asked and answered at TGB.
Epg p I will keep an eye on it for the short term.Martial god asura 4220
Thanks for the links, I will browse those when I get some free time. OldAM. You have to set up a time on the main page to run scheduled updates.
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Otherwise it will never update automatically. The links provided should have been the first things you read before setting up EPG There's a term used for this.Isn't this supposed to automatically update WMC via a scheduled task or something? If you have scheduled a task to do so it will. If the task is scheduled, then there is probably a permission problem. Of note, for Win10 you will need to run epg You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. You have to create the task.
The button above should say Create instead of Delete. Here's the step to create a schedule task from the upcoming version of the guide. Key is if the button says Create, then a task does not exist; if the button says Delete, then the task does exist. If the task exists but is not successful, then there is either something wrong with the task, or there are privilege problems.
Strange, the task was already there. Not sure why it isn't running. Looked through all the tabs, all looks good. I tried manually running the task and nothing happens. SalmonSurprise wrote: Strange, the task was already there. Another thing to be aware of is if the task was setup in a different location. There should be something in the trace. This website is not affiliated with Microsoft.Unsurprisingly, a Windows Media Center guide data issue is to blame.
This week Windows Media Center users started receiving pop-up messages that in January they would no longer receive electronic program guide data from Microsoft. The button in the message sends users to guide data troubleshooting guide.
Windows Media Center does many things well, but DVR functionality was always the center stage feature of the application. A DVR without guide data is basically useless. Many listeners to our podcast Entertainment 2.Windows 10 Media Portal Program Guide Configuration
The operating system will stop receiving security updates after January 14, It could work through the end of the month though. You have options if you still want to stick with Windows Media Center. As the notice says, you may configure an alternative listing provider. The most popular option is an application called EPG It uses guide data from Schedules Direct.
There are so many good alternatives to Windows Media Center.
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The last option is the most expensive but offers the best TV experience available. Are you still using Windows Media Center?
If you moved on to something else, share your experiences in the comments below. Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2. Josh Pollard joshpollard. Add Comment. Thanks to Alan for the tip and screenshot!
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About the author. View All Posts.On 24 SeptemberMicrosoft announced that they will retire their free electronic program guide service in January According to the announcement, in order to continue receiving TV Program Guide information on your Windows Media Center, you will need to configure an alternate TV listing provider. There are only a handful of programs capable of providing guide listings to Windows Media Center, but none can match the richness, accuracy, reliability, and support provided by the combination of EPG and Schedules Direct.
This will be a viable solution for users in Australia and New Zealand which are not covered by Schedules Direct. Australia and New Zealand are not yet supported.
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A Schedules Direct membership gives access to the wonderful guide data provided by Gracenote Nielsen for 53 countries. Not only will the guide listings be accurate, but they will also contain the below:. There are a number of useful customizations available for the guide layout as well as some underlying WMC functions. Many Customizations There are a number of useful customizations available for the guide layout as well as some underlying WMC functions. Are you ready to take control of your guide?
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BonzaiDuck Lifer. Jun 30, 14, Yes -- we know that the quality of the WMC guide-listing information has degraded.Tone worksheets
However, everything was still fine for showing scheduled programs -- all channels -- until yesterday. I've done this many times without affecting anything else.Schedules Direct is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public about the benefits of Open Source Software and other free software, provide support functions for such software, and provide funding for research that facilitates the improvement or creation of Open Source Software and other free software for the benefit of the public at large.
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Those applications then use the data to provide things like PVR functionality, search tools, and private channel grids. For news, check out Announcements in our forum. While we normally cannot provide data for use on commercial products, Gracenote has granted an exception for Windows Media Center as it is no longer an active product. EPG click for more info can keep your Media Center running after their guide service shuts down!
Effectivethe identifiers of lineups in GBR are being changed by our outstream data source. We were trying to perform dynamic re-mapping of the old lineup names to the new names, but there are too many variations to effectively ensure that there was full coverage. The new lineup options will have greater granularity for regional variations. August 25th Can you believe it?
Schedules Direct is a part of, and has been serving the Open Source Community for 10 years! About SD Membership Subs. Log in Sign Up. Welcome to Schedules Direct Schedules Direct is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public about the benefits of Open Source Software and other free software, provide support functions for such software, and provide funding for research that facilitates the improvement or creation of Open Source Software and other free software for the benefit of the public at large.
So as stated above I have now switched to EPG All is setup and working perfectly. Correct series and episode numbering.
Better First Run identifiers. Better Series identifiers. View attachment IT Troll Active Member. There was a minor formatting issue in Kodi but the developer sorted that.
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