Millstadt Weber

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  1. Millstadt Weber

    TV Guide not updating

    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.
  2. Millstadt Weber

    TV Guide not updating

    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.
  3. Millstadt Weber

    TV Guide not updating

    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.
  4. Millstadt Weber

    TV Guide not updating

    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.
  5. Millstadt Weber

    TV Guide not updating

    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
  6. Millstadt Weber

    TV Guide not updating

    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.
  7. Millstadt Weber

    TV Guide not updating

    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
  8. Millstadt Weber

    WHERE IS EPG DATA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Check out the posts under "EyeTV 3 (Mac OSX APP)" on the forum page. Many of us worked together coming up with an xmltv solution using schedules direct. See the steps in the attached word document that combines all that we have learned. Schedules go out 2 plus weeks and include season / episode for tv shows. And it is automated to self update. DC Rackerby: Thanks for the tutorial on xmltv. I set it up and got it working. I live in the metro St. Louis area and have a Mac Mini 2009 (OS X 10.11.6) with an EyeTV Hybrid running EyeTV 3.6.9 (7524), and a Mac Mini 2010 (OS X 10.11.6) with an EyeTV Hybrid running EyeTV 3.6.9 (7524). I import the edited (with commercials removed) into iTunes (on a 5 TB external HD), which wirelessly talks to other macs in the house as well as AppleTV. And I use "Identify" to tag the proper meta data to each video (TV Show or Movie). However "Identify" doesn't work on Mac OS X 10.12 and higher. So if anyone has a replacement for "Identify" let me know. This seems overwhelming at first, but there were / are a lot of users that helped put this all together. We even caught each others typing and other mistakes. So without the geniatech EPG TV Guide, this xmltv procedure works great. Good Luck, and don't be afraid to try it, or to ask questions. Thanks again to DC Rockery. I needed to put together this dummies guide because it took me a while to figure out how to make it all work. I figured someone else may need this as well xmltv.docx
  9. Millstadt Weber

    TV Guide not updating

    markl remove the letters zip don't use this: ./mc2xml -J username:password -c us -g zip 92111 use this: ./mc2xml -J username:password -c us -g 92111 make sure to remove the mc2xml.dat and xmltv.xml files before redoing the mc2xml procedure
  10. Millstadt Weber

    TV Guide not updating

    Th http://mc2xml.awardspace.info has a detailed description of all the flag options for mc2xml, so check out the site. I haven't checked it out fully yet. The ./mc2xml -J username:password -c us -g 62260 does give me the season and episode numbers, whereas the ./mc2xml -T username:password didn't. Also, when I used the -T option my schedule filled out to about 7 days in advance. Now that I am using the -J option my schedule extends out 17 on all stations and even longer on some stations. I also use an OTA antenna and live in a rural area near St. Louis (with about 70 HD stations) I can only pick up 51 of the stations. I used my hometown zip code and everything works fine. markl I can't reproduce the -J getting a missing user error. Could you past the ./mc2xml line that you use in "Terminal" or in the the getup.sh procedure file?
  11. Millstadt Weber

    TV Guide not updating

    schedules direct.org and the mc2xml procedure (with the -J option) to add xmltv data (with season and episode #) to EyeTV is working so well that I just bought the 1 year schedules direct package for $25. I figure that since geniatech new about the issue at least as early as Jan 19, and hasn't done anything to correct the EPG TV Guide server login, that geniatech isn't going to set it right. But I don't care. I (with the help of all of you) now have an automated working replacement. Thanks again to all of you for helping me to get this to work.
  12. Millstadt Weber

    TV Guide not updating

    Phillie14586: Thanks for the -J option. It worked for me. I show option 2 - antenna and after a minute or so of downloading and the spinning wheel in EyeTV to upload the xmldv data the TV shows now show season and episode numbers. ./mc2xml -J username:password -c us -g zip 62260
  13. Millstadt Weber

    TV Guide not updating

    Manually you can do: Step 9: still in the terminal window, type in "open -a EyeTV /Users/username/scripts/xmltv.xml". be sure to change username to your actual username. This loads the xmldv data into EyeTV. But if you don't have the channels properly set (Step 10) you won't see the results in the "Program Guide". So Step 10 sets the channels up in EyeTV so that you can see the xmltv results. Step 10: Go to EyeTV (which should be open). Click on "Channels" the third tab under Library on the left. Then for each channel click on the EPG tab and change it to xmldv. It will ask you to assign a channel and give you the list to choose from. This corresponds with the "lineup" you hopefully correctly choose in Step 3. Note, I tried setting each channel to xmldv before Step 9 and I got a blank list. So step 9 has to come first. Step 11: Once done for each channel you can go to the EyeTV "Program Guide" and see that it is filled in including titles for each episode and colors to indicate type of program - as we were used to with EPG TV Guide.
  14. Millstadt Weber

    TV Guide not updating

    Is there an option flag that can be set for mc2xml that will enable EyeTV to display season and episode number for TV shows?
  15. Millstadt Weber

    TV Guide not updating

    DC Rockery: Thanks for the tutorial on xmldv. I set it up and got it working right now. I live in the metro St. Louis area. A few pointers to those who are trying to do this as well. Step 1: set go to schedulesdirect.org and and click on the "Sign Up" tab to create an account. It sets you up with a free 7 day trial account. I haven't upgraded to the $6 2-month or $25 yearly account yet. Step 2: You'll get an e-mail with an activation code. Copy and paste it into the schedules direct web page. Step 3: on the "SD-DD Subscribed Lineups: Add a new lineup Report Lineup Problems " line click "Add a new lineup" and select the appropriate channel service you need. I have an HD Antenna which picks up 54 stations in the St. Louis area. Step 4: go to the http://mc2xml.awardspace.info to download mc2xml. Scroll down about a page and click on the download. since we are on Mac's choose the third column for OS X (x86) Step 5: create a folder scripts in your home folder (i.e. /Users/username - for me it is /Users/weber). You can go to the menu bar at the top of the screen and click on "Go" and navigate down to "Home" then right click on the Home folder and add a "New Folder" and name it scripts. Step 6: move mc2xml from your downloads folder to the scripts folder Step 7: open "Terminal" from your "Utilities" folder which is inside your "Applications" folder. type "cd ./scripts" to navigate to the scripts folder. Then type "chmod 755 mc2xml" so that mc2xml is recognized as an executable. Step 8: still in the Terminal window, type in ."/mc2xml -T username:password" where username and password are what you choose for schedules direct in step 1. It will take a minute or so to process and will create a mc2xml.dat and xmldv.xml file and place them in your "scripts" folder. Step 9: still in the terminal window, type in "open -a EyeTV /Users/username/scripts/xmltv.xml". be sure to change username to your actual username. for me it is weber as you can see in top 5. Step 10: Go to EyeTV (which should be open). Click on "Channels" the third tab under Library on the left. Then for each channel click on the EPG tab and change it to xmldv. It will ask you to assign a channel and give you the list to choose from. This corresponds with the "lineup" you hopefully correctly choose in Step 3. Note, I tried setting each channel to xmldv before Step 9 and I got a blank list. So step 9 has to come first. Step 11: Once done for each channel you can go to the EyeTV "Program Guide" and see that it is filled in including titles for each episode and colors to indicate type of program - as we were used to with EPG TV Guide. Step 12: Open "TextEdit" and copy in the getup.sh procedure that have now set up the getup.sh and put that in my scripts folder and run it from "Terminal"