Millstadt Weber

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  1. I haven't posted in quite a while, since I am having no problems at all. I haven't had any glitches with eyetv 3.6.9 (7524) since Feb. 5th, when geniatech's EPG TV Guide went down. The schedulesdirect.org xmltv guide works flawlessly, with schedules going out 17 days - including season and episode numbers. And it automatically updates the TV guide twice a day (more often if I wanted it to). The only thing I do is schedule recordings, and remove commercials from recordings before uploading to my iTunes library, which is exactly the same thing I was doing before Feb. 5.. I do hope geniatech comes up with a 64 bit version of eyetv 3. Although I won't jump into OS 10.15 right away. I'll wait to make sure some of my other older software gets updated to 64 bit. So I have been as happy as a lark since Feb. 5th. From my perspective nothing has changed in my use of eyetv 3.
  2. Also typing and spell correcting which keeps on separating direct from schedules and turns xmltv into xmldv.
  3. Good Luck with geniatech! As for me I am functioning fully automatically. I don't jump in and out of EyeTv. I don't stop it, load something into it, then restart it. It works seamlessly, just as it did before. My various Smart Guides on two different mac's records 30-40 TV shows / movies a week. I don't spend one additional second with my current set up than I did with the geniatech EPG TV Guide before Feb 5. So I don't see any need at this point to going back to them. Note: geniatech EPG TV Guide cost me $29.63 for a year. schedulesdirect.org EPG TV Guide cost me $25 a year. And based on what I read the xmltvlistings.com EPG TV Guide only cost $20 a year. I do have a few advertising channels still set on geniatech's EPG TV Guide, to see if and when they come back on line. Just curious to see if they will fix their problem. But they have broken their EPG TV Guide contract with me (good till Nov. 22 2019) and with everyone else who uses their service.
  4. No, you are incorrect. I am only using schedulesdirect.org, and EyeTV works perfectly fine - all features (except loading the EPG TV Guide from geniatech) work - just as it did before Feb. 5. This Forum is titled "TV Guide not updating". What has been discussed in this forum has produced an EPG TV Guide which does update automatically. It's just not the geniatech EPG TV Guide - because none of us work for them and don't really know what their problem is.
  5. As I said in my last post, "Smart Guides" works the same with EPG TV Guides that you can get from schedules direct.org and xmltvlistings.com as it did with geniatech's EPG TV Guide. You don't lose any capability all. All you have to do is add (upload) the EPG TV Guide externally, rather than having EyeTV doing it internally (when geniatech had and maybe some day again will have a working EPG TV Guide).
  6. "Smart Guides" isn't dependent on the geniatech EPG TV Guide. It doesn't matter where the TV Program Guide comes from, "Smart Guides" gets its info for recording purposes.As can be seen in my 4 screen shots in an earlier post), I have many smart guides set up. Some are automatically recording every show in a series, and some are recording selected shows (filling in gaps where I didn't have the episode recorded earlier). On the side. I have found EyeTV 3.6.9 build 7520 to be more stable then the current 7524. That is I don't get recordings dropped because of loss of signal. I have no idea why I occasionally lose signal with build 7524, but haven't lost signal with build 7520. I am using a HD OTA antenna which shows 100% signal strength and 70+% signal quality. PS, As of right now the geniatech TV Guide still says "Update failed due to a server error." So I am glad I am getting the TV Guide from schedules direct.org in order to keep EyeTV fully functioning.
  7. Here are the Screen shots in a viewable form
  8. In the 4 screen shots below I show my Channels and Program Guide. The first Screen Shot shows the EyeTV Preferences "Guide" Page. My subscription is good till Nov. 22, 2019, yet since Feb 5, I get "Update failed due to a server error," just like everybody else. Therefore on the "Channels" page, I left channels 5.2, 7.2 and 8.2 as "TV Guide", switched channels 5.3, 7.3 and 8.3 to "ATSC/OpenCable", and changed all the rest to xmltv (where I get the TV Guide info from a subscription that I have with schedulesdirect.org - $25 for a year). The second Screen Shot shows the "Program Guide". Channels 5.2, 7.2 and 8.2 don't show up since there is no info for them. Channels 5.3, 7.3 and 8.3 (ATSC/OpenCable) show up but don't have Season/Episode numbers. And all the rest are color coded by program type and do have season/Episode numbers. Screen shot 3 shows the "Program Guide" from 5:00 to 7:00 pm tonight. The ATSC/Open Guide Channels 5.2 ends at 6:00 pm. 7.3 ended earlier, and 8.3 ends a little later (not even 24 hours for some channels). Screen shot 4 shows the "Program Guide" from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on March 13 (16 and a half days from now). The channels using the xmldv Guide info from schedulesdirect.org goes out almost 17 days. I have been using this procedure (see the xmltv.docx file) since Feb. 5th and haven't had any problems. No hacks, just using the EyeTV xmldv option, and getting the Tv Guide schedule from schedulesdirect.org). I outlined a procedure (based on input from many on this forum) that automatically does this each day, and it works great. I started with the free 7-day trial subscription to schedulesdirect.org, then upgraded to the 1-year subscription once I was convinced this procedure worked and that I don't think geniatech will solve there own problem (which I e-mailed them about back in January and received the answer on Feb 2, "It is a technical issue. We are fixing it. We will inform you immediately once it is back to normal."). So far on Feb. 25th it isn't fixed. But I have a fully working TV Guide and am recording shows on 2 EyeTV Hybrids. So check this out as well as WisconsinEric's alternative to schedules direct using xmltvlistings.com. Screen-1.tiff Screen-2.tiff Screen-3.tiff Screen-4.tiff xmltv.docx
  9. Sorry: I just figured out the quote button on the forum page. So obviously I'm not the brightest bulb in the pack. Yet the old saying is true. "Necessity is the mother of invention." Yes the quotes " are explanatory and not part of the command. As for the ending "fi" is just the letters "f" and "i". I didn't type them in. I opened TextEdit and cut and pasted the entire procedure in, and the changed the username to my username in lines 2, 3 and 5, and changed on line 9 the schedules direct username:password to the username:password I used in signing up with schedules direct plus changing to my own rural home zip code. I was really cautious about automating with launchd / launchctl, so I waited a couple of days before tackling that. But when I did, it worked.
  10. Yes the quotes " are explanatory and not part of the command. As for the ending "fi" is just the letters "f" and "i". I didn't type them in. I opened TextEdit and cut and pasted the entire procedure in, and the changed the username to my username in lines 2, 3 and 5, and changed on line 9 the schedules direct username:password to the username:password I used in signing up with schedules direct plus changing to my own rural home zip code. I was really cautious about automating with launchd / launchctl, so I waited a couple of days before tackling that. But when I did, it worked.
  11. Here is my Program Guide which cuts off at 6:00 pm CST on March 9, and right now it is 3:54 pm CST, Feb 20. I have an HD Antenna that picks up 51 out of 70+ channels in the ST. Louis, Mo area. And I am in a rural area - 30 to 70 miles away from these stations broadcasting antennas.
  12. I didn't know anything about the coding either. I simply typed in what was posted and worked out typo issues and other issues that others faced and solved. My geniatech EPG TV Guide service ended on Feb. 5 (even though I am good till Nov. 22). I was up and running with schedulesdirect later on Feb 5. And It was fully automated by Feb 7. I have had no glitches since Feb 7. The Program guide gives me 17 days of schedules and is properly color coded and has season and episode numbers for TV shows. I am running on a MacMini 2009 and on a 2010, both with Mac OSX 10.11.6, and EyeTV 3.6.9 (7520 and 7524). It isn't that hard to do. So I have had 15 days of service since geniatech stopped serving us. And I am good to go even if geniatech never comes thru. Yes, I am losing 9 more months of their service (which doesn't even exist now). And yes, I had to read thru the posts and give it a try. But it all worked and I don't even think about it now. So give it a try. And if you have questions and issues, we are here to share what we have learned and experienced.
  13. in terminal I type: cd ./scripts (note I have a lower case "s" on scripts for the folder name) ./getepg.sh ( and it runs the procedure - so I need the "./" before the procedure name) I am not using automator. I am using launchd - launchctl. I have the file com.weber.getepg.plist in the folder /Users/weber/Library/LaunchAgents. I have attached it and it can be opened using TextEdit. It works great at automatically updating my xmltv guide each day. To use it change the username from "weber" to your username in the file name and in lines 7, 9 and 11. Also change the lower case "s" to and upper case "S" in "scripts" in line 11. And I have the time set to "4" in line 15, and "2" in line 17, which translates into 4:02 am. You can change that as is needed. To make sure the computer is awake at 4:02 am I went to "System Preferences" to Energy Saver" to "Schedule" at the bottom right and checked "Start up or wake" then "Every Day" and set the time for 3:58 am. This has been working for me on a Mac Mini 2009, and on a Mac Mini 2010, both running Mac OS X 10.11.6 and EyeTV 3.6.9 (7520). com.weber.getepg.plist
  14. WisconsinEric and Earl Noe: I am not having any issues on restarting my mac or quitting and restarting EyeTV. The channels have stayed on xmltv and I still have the Guide preferences set on "TV Guide - USA & Canada". Since I don't have any channels actually on TV Guide - USA & Canada it doesn't actually try to update. I think'll I'll set some advertising channel back to TV Guide just to see if geniatech ever gets TV Guide subscription working again.
  15. Hello everyone. Attached is a word document that outlines all the steps I have used to get xmltv to work for me. I couldn't have done it without the help of each of you on this forum. A big thank you. Look it over and if you see any mistakes or can make better suggestions, then let me know. xmltv.docx