Schedule Updates

To keep the guide listings continually updated, it is necessary to create a daily task to execute epg123 and/or epg123Client. The intended role of the machine will determine which method to use.

Full Mode
The full mode operation is used to create and import the MXF file on the same machine. The task can be scheduled using either the EPG123 Configuration GUI with the ‘Automatically import guide data into WMC’ option checked, or using the EPG123 Client GUI with the ‘Full Mode’ radio button selected. Jump to Create the Task.

NOTE: If using HDHR2MXF, the task can only be created in the client. Make sure the text box is showing the location of the hdhr2mxf.exe. If you need to change it, just click the text box to bring up a file browser window.

Server Mode
The server mode is limiting EPG123 to just creating the MXF and XMLTV files for import by another machine. The task needs to be scheduled using the EPG123 Configuration GUI with the ‘Automatically import’ option unchecked. The location of the MXF file must be accessible to any clients. Jump to Create the Task.

NOTE: If using HDHR2MXF in server mode only, it will be necessary to create the task manually in Task Scheduler. Refer to Step 3: HDHR2MXF Server Setup for command line options.

Client Mode
The client mode is used by machines that do not generate the MXF file but imports the file from another location (i.e. a different machine in Server Mode or Full Mode). The task needs to be scheduled using the EPG123 Client GUI and the path to the MXF file set in the text box. Jump to Create the Task.

NOTE: If the location of the remote MXF file is user/password protected, it will be necessary to edit the task in Task Scheduler to provide the appropriate credentials.

Create the Task
  1. Enter the time daily updates are desired to be executed in 24-hour time format.
  2. Check the Wake checkbox if the scheduled task is to wake the computer to perform the task at the scheduled time. If this is not checked then the task will run as soon as it can after the station has been turned back on.
  3. Click the [Create] button to create the task.

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