v1.1.18 Release & v1.1.19 Release

07 January 2018:

epg123Setup_v1.1.19.zip Installation package for Win7/Win8/Win8.1
epg123_v1.1.19_w7.zip Portable package for Win7
epg123_v1.1.19_w8.zip Portable package for Win8
epg123_v1.1.19_w8.1.zip Portable package for Win8.1

Small update but wanted to get it out there. I will mostly be out-of-pocket (disconnected for the next week) so didn’t want to hold this one longer. I have not updated the manual, so it is still behind.

EPG123

  • [fix] I may not have been restoring the computer’s power/sleep settings once an update had been completed. Fixed.

EPG123 Client

  • [fix] I may not have been restoring the computer’s power/sleep settings once an update had been completed. Fixed.
  • [fix] Evidently DVB-S tuning devices in WMC do not populate some database entries which the client was expecting and throws an exception. Protections put in place to catch the exception(s) and continue with the update. This was only for the automatically match feature of the scheduled task.
  • [improvement] Lots of improvements in the Tweak WMC form.  Optimized the code and really enhanced the ability for the guide tweaks to scale properly while maintaining balance.
  • [improvement] Instead of modifying the current resource files for the guide tweaks, everything uses the base default WMC settings as a starting point for each tweak. This means a MCL XL user will no longer need to worry about setting MCL XL settings to default before using the guide tweak.
  • [improvement] Added some filename protections in the recording filename pattern setting.
  • [improvement] The Client Setup form will no longer need to exit in order to perform a backup of the ehome backups.
  • [enhancement] Added a button for the Transfer Tool in the client.

Transfer Tool

  • [fix] Found a case in which some Series Requests would not show in the form. Fixed.

 

28 December 2017:

epg123Setup_v1.1.18.zip Installation package for Win7/Win8/Win8.1
epg123_v1.1.18_w7.zip Portable package for Win7
epg123_v1.1.18_w8.zip Portable package for Win8
epg123_v1.1.18_w8.1.zip Portable package for Win8.1

Lots of new features primarily in the client GUI. Big improvement in the ability to match merged channels with lineup listings.

EPG123

  • [fix] Updates would fail if theTVDB season number exceeded 255. If the series uses the year as the season number that series is ignored.
  • [fix] Updates would fail if theTMDB series ID value from Schedules Direct was an invalid 0xFFFFFFFF.
  • [feature] Added tray icon which will be visible when update is run on-demand. To see the icon during a scheduled update, the task will have to be altered to be interactive (select the ‘Run only when user is logged on’ balloon in Task Scheduler).
  • [feature] Lineups can now be previewed prior to adding to your account by right-clicking the lineup in the lineup search results.
  • [enhancement] Channel logos downloaded from Schedules Direct to be included in the guide will now be as large as possible with a 3:1 ratio. It is advised to delete current smaller logos and download again. The “BigLogos” feature has now been deprecated… files with the suffix _b will be ignored and can either be deleted or the suffix removed to replace the smaller logo.
  • [improvement] Now separates multiple lineups in account to be multiple lineups in the guide. There will no longer be a “EPG123 Lineups with Schedules Direct” lineup.

EPG123 Client

  • [feature] Added tray icon which will be visible when import is run on-demand. To see the icon during a scheduled update, the task will have to be altered to be interactive (select the ‘Run only when user is logged on’ balloon in Task Scheduler).
  • [feature] Can now apply custom numbers as well as custom call signs to the merged channels. A button provided to enable toggling between displaying the original or custom values.
  • [feature] Can filter the merged channels by scanned tuners. This is advantageous to matching with different lineups.
  • [feature] Can now backup and restore WMC configurations (not guide listings).
  • [feature] Client setup is now mostly guided using the [Client Setup] button.

  • [feature] Can now tweak some WMC settings.
    • Dynamically change the guide grid layout, font sizes, time span, details, number of rows, …
    • Increase tuner limits
    • Enable the Movie Guide for non-US/UK/Canada users
    • Configure filename of recording file
    • Adjust pause buffer, skip ahead and instant replay intervals

Transfer Tool

  • [improvement] Can pull the recordings.mxf file directly from the WMC configurations backup file.