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post #481 of 488 (permalink) Old 2020-02-05, 06:59 AM
 
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I've been using MediaPortal 1.x for the last several years. I have it installed on my main server for recording using SchedulesDirect for guide data and a combination of 4 ATSC 1.0 tuners and an HD-PVR capturing the few cable channels I receive with my package. For clients, I use a Windows 10 PC with MediaPortal in the living room, and use Kodi with the MediaPortal TV plug-in on a bunch of Raspberry Pi 3's for the kids' TV's.

It works quite well and has been stable for years (outside of the flakiness of the HD-PVR at times).

Just throwing this out there as an option to anyone needing to move away from MCE.
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post #482 of 488 (permalink) Old 2020-02-16, 12:06 PM
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I've been monitoring the guide data and there hasn't been a successful update until yesterday afternoon. However the guide has lots of missing programs causing many programs to be shifted earlier in the schedule and making the guide unusable. I don't know if that's true for all lineups, but you should check yours if you still use Microsoft data. I tried to force an update this morning and the Media Center log in Event Viewer says the EpgListings package is already up to date.

For those looking for a completely free alternative to get guide data for WMC, the following have recently been updated:
1. EPG Collector
2. xmltv-to-mxf by Ray Douglass

More info is available at: https://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums...12558&start=60
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post #483 of 488 (permalink) Old 2020-02-16, 01:25 PM
 
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Right, a manual update gives me guide data out to the 27th, but it gets squirrelly, to use the technical term.
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post #484 of 488 (permalink) Old 2020-02-26, 09:47 AM
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Microsoft data is available until March 8 and the times are correct!

My Schedules Direct free trial data runs out today, so I thought I'd check my Microsoft data and it automatically updated as soon as I rebooted.

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post #485 of 488 (permalink) Old 2020-02-26, 03:23 PM
 
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You lucky pup. Not happening for me (yet?).
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post #486 of 488 (permalink) Old 2020-02-26, 05:35 PM
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@morningwood have you tried forcing an update? If that doesn't help, it might just be that your lineup hasn't been updated yet.
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post #487 of 488 (permalink) Old 2020-02-26, 11:04 PM
 
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Tried forcing an update a few times both when you posted and again just now. Still no joy.
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post #488 of 488 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 06:18 PM
 
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Joy! Forced update now takes me out to March 8th, 7 PM.
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