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Thread: Freesat EPG not updating since the 5th of Aug 2019

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    Freesat EPG not updating since the 5th of Aug 2019

    I use DVBGuide to load the EPG data and it has worked flawlessly for several years, but since the 5th it has been failing with "NIT not found" and not writing out the XML file.

    I use the command "DVBGuide -as -c11427830 -ph -mQPSK -s27500000 -y3002 -z3003 -g c:\ChannelLogos -o freesat_epg.xml"

    Has something changed in Freesat that I need to amend the above ??

    NPVR is 4.2.4

    Thanks in advance,
    Dave
    Last edited by softfoot; 2019-08-13 at 07:08 AM.

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    I'm not sure if there is any other users here using DVBGuide.

    Are you able to ask it's author?

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    What are the alternatives for Freesat in the UK ?

    In the EPG pulldown I tried the Freesat entry and the default but neither gave a channel name map value and I was unable to use bulk map.

    Dave

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    Getting NPVR to download the Freesat EPG directly OTA works fine for me having selected "Freesat" in the Channel setup.
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    Yes - I tried that but I found that the "Bulk Remap" function wouldnt let be change all channels to Freesat and changing 100+ one at a time seemed too painfull.

    How did you manage ??

    Dave

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    Manually done as I couldn't get the bulk remap to work either when I tried it.
    I also merged Freview & Freesat channels that were the same as I have dual Freesat & dual Freview tuners.
    NPVR Version= 4.2.4_190307
    Intel i7 Quad Core 3200 + 16GB DDR2 Gigabyte Motherboard
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    BlackGold dual DVB T & S tuner
    60Gb SSD System Disk (Raid 1)
    60Gb SSD Recording Cache
    4Tb Media Store (WD Red 4Tb x 2 in Raid 1)

    Raspberry Pi2 running OSMC (Kodi v18.3) x 2
    Raspberry Pi3 B+ running OSMC (Kodi v18.3)

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    Not just me then ;-)

    Where is the file holding the epg held ??? - I'll edit it and do a bulk replace and try the "Freesat" setting.

    TIA
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by softfoot View Post
    Not just me then ;-)
    No one has mentioned it to me before, so I wasn't aware bulk map wasn't working for the Freesat option. I'm not in that part of the world so have been dependent on feedback of others for this feature. I'll make sure it's working in NextPVR v5 'automap' which is the equivalent function.

    Where is the file holding the epg held ??? - I'll edit it and do a bulk replace and try the "Freesat" setting.
    It's in the npvr.db3 database file, in the CHANNEL table. epg_mapping column.

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    DVBGuide is still working fine for me... got a full guide for the next week as per normal. No idea what settings it's using (but I'll double check when I get a chance); I doubt I've had to tweak it's batch file in years.

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    My settings are exactly the same, minus the logo stuff:

    DVBGuide.exe -as -c11427830 -ph -mQPSK -s27500000 -y3002 -z3003 -o freesat-all.xml

    Iain
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