v1.1.18 – v1.1.25 Release

21 March 2018: (v1.1.22 – v1.1.24)

epg123Setup_v1.1.25.zip Installation package for Win7/Win8/Win8.1
epg123_v1.1.25_w7.zip Portable package for Win7
epg123_v1.1.25_w8.zip Portable package for Win8
epg123_v1.1.25_w8.1.zip Portable package for Win8.1

EPG123

Explanation for v1.1.25:

It was discovered that the language value of a program would have to match any series recording requests’ prototypicalLanguage value in order to be scheduled to record. Starting in v1.1.20, I had changed the program language value to be the 2-character plus locale ISO language codes. It appears that “English” and “en” is equivalent in WMC, but “English” and “en-GB” are not for the purpose of recording. This caused a lot of scheduled series recordings to no longer “find” episodes to record. I have reverted back to the original method to be the common language name with no locale information in order for existing series recordings to work. If you created any series recordings while using v1.1.20 – v1.1.24, please check your schedule to see if they are still working. If not, you will have to cancel the current request and create a new one.

  • [fix] Restored the method of recording the program language value to the method used in v1.1.19 and below. (v1.1.25)
  • [fix] One more flaw fixed for new installs. If a epg123.cfg file did not already exist, epg123 would throw an exception when trying to save the configuration. (v1.1.24)
  • [fix] Found another flaw in the v1.1.2x version that would not create the scheduled task due to encoding of the xml file. (v1.1.23)
  • [fix] A flaw in the new XMLTV feature would abort updates if the downloaded service did not have a station logo entry. (v1.1.22)

 

13 March 2018:

epg123Setup_v1.1.21.zip Installation package for Win7/Win8/Win8.1
epg123_v1.1.21_w7.zip Portable package for Win7
epg123_v1.1.21_w8.zip Portable package for Win8
epg123_v1.1.21_w8.1.zip Portable package for Win8.1

EPG123

  • [enhancement] Form now remembers size and location of window to restore each time you open it.
  • [feature] Can now create XMLTV files for use in programs other than WMC.

EPG123 Client

  • [enhancement] Form now remembers size and location of window to restore each time you open it.
  • [feature] TweakWMC can now center channel logos in available space.
  • [enhancement] TweakWMC will now increase the show image size for improved visibility.
  • [enhancement] Form will try to automatically repair any orphaned merged channels from scanned lineups. Will also delete channels that are not associated with tuners.
  • [enhancement] Added column in merged channels to display tuning info.
  • [enhancement] Merged channel call sign and channel number are highlighted to identify any custom names or numbers.

 

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.