Windows Media Center TV Guide Data Fix [WMC OTA EPG]

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  1. Leethal77

    Leethal77 New Member

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    Data shows up fine in the guide. But searching for any of the shows by title etc, brings up nothing in the search results...
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    I'll have to see if that happens on our Media Center, the search functionality is not something i generally use, we have a couple of regular shows on record and that's about it.

    You might well be better asking the EPG Collector guys if this is a known bug on how the data is imported in to MCE: https://sourceforge.net/p/epgcollector/discussion/1125945
     
  3. a1blues

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    Hi this worked a treat, so many thanks to your great guide.
    I just wanted to ask a question on if it is possible to get the first aired information on shows over the air grabbing?
    Or do i need to subscribe to a certain xml grabber site and if so which ones provide this?
    Thanks.
     
  4. ChrisJohn

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    Hello, I have registered on this forum, which I found via a web search, specifically to express my appreciation of the very clear and easy to follow guide that you have posted to enable me to obtain UK Freeview HD listings. I have used WMC ever since it first appeared. Each time there is an OS update on my Win10_64 bit setup the first thing that I try is WMC to see if it still works. So far, the work arounds available elsewhere on the web have allowed this to work flawlessly in Windows 10. Like many others, I have never understood why MS "dropped" this class leading product but I am still using other MS products successfully that MS dropped long ago, including "Money" and "Autoroute". Without the efforts and generously given time of people such as yourselves, my computing life would be a lot more mundane. I am too old to learn the skills required to create these solutions myself so like to give credit where it is due and once, again, offer a huge "thank you".
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    @ChrisJohn great to know this also works on a Windows 10 install which has been modified to work with Media Center. I've always been disappointed Media Center was never included with Windows 10.
     
  6. kilo-victor

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    my WMC program guide has been functioning perfectly (Crystal Palace transmitter) but when I opened WMC today a pop up notification appeared stating WMC support would be ending in Jan 2020 and the TV channel updates would no longer work. I do have a Plex Pass but have to say that my experiences using Plex as a DVR have been poor, tv recordings suffer from interlacing artifacts, buffering is a continual problem when watching live tv, even doing something simple like changing the channel takes forever. Bottom line is WMC on my Windows 7 PC, even at the end of it's life, it still outperforms Plex DVR across the board. So I'll continue with WMC until it becomes absolutely unusable. I'm so happy to have found this fix for the Windows Media Center TV Guide, I haven't tried it yet because my guide updates are still working but I've bookmarked this thread for when they stop. Thanks for your work, well done!
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    After January 14, 2020 Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for Windows 7, so I suspect that's when guide data will no longer update.
     

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