Earl Noe

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  1. Earl Noe

    TV Guide not updating

    OK. Thank you. It will be a while before I tackle this, but I'll let you know how it goes.
  2. Earl Noe

    TV Guide not updating

    I've been looking over the how-to and have a couple of questions. Where there are things like "chmod 755 mc2xml" and "./Users/username/getepg.sh" are the quotes part of the string, or are they serving the usual prose function of separating the string from the explanatory text? In the part of script: # Reload EyeTV with the file open -a EyeTV $XMLTV fi Is that last glyph the ligature or the letters f i ? I had better sort these things before I plunge in. Thanks.
  3. Earl Noe

    TV Guide not updating

    I do appreciate your efforts, and I will try this out. I'm still a little traumatized from an earlier effort some time ago to install Linux that went on for several fruitless days, and led to my getting EyeTV in the first place.
  4. Earl Noe

    TV Guide not updating

    Downloading 7-day listings from xmltv.com is easier than setting up manual recordings.Various individuals have been making heroic efforts to automate listings from schedulesdirect.com, but I would as soon be beaten on the soles of the feet than wrestle with elaborate coding and scripting. Good luck.
  5. Earl Noe

    EPG from XMLTVListings

    You could try changing "open with" to EyeTV in GetInfo.
  6. Earl Noe

    EPG from XMLTVListings

    I did this a little differently. I dragged the xmltv schedule I downloaded onto the EyeTv icon (when quit) in the Finder. EyeTV started and loaded the file. When I changed each Channels listing to wmltv, I was prompted to choose a channel from a list that appeared, to assign to the channel in my list. Although the names on the popup list weren't exactly the same as the names in my Channels list, it was fairly easy to figure out which one corresponded. After I clicked ASSIGN, a schedule for that channel filled that grid row. I did this for all the channels in my Channels list. There were a few that seemed to have no corresponding listing, and these are still on EPG. I never saved the result, but the assignments and the grid persist through quitting and restarting EyeTV. Before starting, I set the Guide in EyeTV prefs to none, then quit EyeTV, although I don't know if this matters.
  7. Earl Noe

    TV Guide not updating

    It's sort of fascinating, although I don't understand it in the slightest, like reading Greek.
  8. Earl Noe

    TV Guide not updating

    TVGuide used to provide scheduling info through almost all OTA broadcast stations via proprietary equipment that the stations used to transmit this info much in the way the basic EPG data is. Some years ago, they rather abruptly decided to quit providing this service, causing considerable pain to, among others, the owners of certain expensive Sony standalone DVRs, which did not even have a provision in the interface to set the date and time. The devices became impractical to program and essentially useless. The TVGuide company provides scheduling services to cable companies, whom I suspect have little love for anything related to cord cutting, so I have very dark suspicions. I'd like to be wrong, but I don't think anyone should assume that EyeTV guide service will return.
  9. Earl Noe

    TV Guide not updating

    I am interested in how you assess performance. I am using OS 10.9.5 in a mid-2010 mini with 16 GB RAM. Performance seems fine to me, but for smoothest playback I find I need to quit applications.
  10. Earl Noe

    TV Guide not updating

    I've found that the xmltv lineup does not have some listings for all the channels and subchannels I receive. Those can still be scheduled using EPG data, which listings can coexist with the xmltv listings. Not ideal, but works.
  11. Earl Noe

    TV Guide not updating

    Interesting. I did not do that, but the Guide and Channels list persist after a restart.
  12. Earl Noe

    TV Guide not updating

    I am using listings from xmltv.com which I manually loaded by dragging the downloaded file onto the EyeTV 3.6.9 icon (when quit) in the Finder and then changing the dropdowns to xmltv and assigning a channel from the list when prompted after EyeTV restarts. However, when I quit EyeTV and start again the assignments and guide grid remain the same. The only possible thing I can think of is that, before I loaded the xmltv schedule I downloaded, I went to the Guide tab in EyeTV prefs and chose "none" before quitting EyeTV. My OS is 10.0.5. Good luck.
  13. Earl Noe

    TV Guide not updating

    I believe it is the Year of the Pig.
  14. Earl Noe

    TV Guide not updating

    Careful now! You may get scolded for wasting people's time making humorous comments!
  15. Earl Noe

    TV Guide not updating

    Thank you very much for taking the trouble to create this. When I eventually get tired of manually loading xmltv schedules, I will have a systematic guide to automating the process thanks to your generosity.