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MDB critical error, no other information

MDB processes guide.xml, finds movies, series, identifies number of candidate, then unhandled exception occurs, execution stops. No information available that I can use to track down cause and solution to error.

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in your mdb config check the spelling of your mdb files for series and movie matching and make sure they exist and are spelled the same as in your mdb folder(dont include the .ini extension).
webgrab is crashing right before this check.

also for series matching you need pattern line for the files you use to grab epg,i created them for you..

<episodenum_pattern site="tvguide.com">"S'S1'/'St1' E'E1'/'Et1' P'P1'/'Pt1'""S'S1'/'St1' E'E1'/'Et1'""S'S1'/'St1'""E'E1'/'Et1'"</episodenum_pattern>
  <episodenum_pattern site="tvguide.co.uk">"S'S1'/'St1' E'E1'/'Et1' P'P1'/'Pt1'""S'S1'/'St1' E'E1'/'Et1'""S'S1'/'St1'""E'E1'/'Et1'"</episodenum_pattern>

few suggestions
mdb is slow so any channels u dont want it to run on like sports,news,ect that you know wont get a match
add them to your mdb config at the bottom before the </setting> tag.

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Thanks, that helped me get further before exception, processed all found series, I think each said "No Result!" in log.
After series were listed, said it found the imdb files, followed by exception. Assuming something is wrong in movie search configuration in mdb.config.xml.

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Here's compressed guide.xml to complete the picture.

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Switched movie queries to only use 'themoviedb.org.api.movie'

Processed all the way to end. Assume there is something wrong with one of the imdb files I was using. It processed all the way through all movies without crashing, but found no matches. Looks like I can't use default matching criteria.

I think I'm on the right track. Will work on making it find some matches and verify I'm getting userful output.

Thanks for your help. If you have any other suggestions, I appreciate hearing them.

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u have a few problems
tvguide.com.ini episode number format is broken.
it should be in the format Sx Ey,if you look at the epg data u will see its x Ey(the S is missing from the beginning).
but in your case this wont cause it not to get a match as u also have the subtitle that it will use.

try the attatched files,i included another pattern line to fix this for now,disable the one i sent u earlier for tvguide.com.
i will message mat8861 to fix this.

also unless you testing mdb the tvguide ini gets just about everything for info,running mdb on it is a waste of time inho.
i also see u didnt add channel that mdb shouldnt be run on,this just makes the process take longer.

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My real goal is to get star-rating added to movie information. I have disabled serie selection), but currently am unable to find any matches for any selected movies using any movie search site.

Found that imdb.com.bing and imdb.com.ask as movie sites crash mdb process.

themoviedb.org.bing, themoviedb.org.api.movie, and imdb.com.imdb all run to completion, but with no movie matches found.

Is there an easier way to automatically merge in star-rating for movies, or any pointers on making movies match search?

Thanks,
Mike

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use directv.com.ini
starrating for movies pretty much all the time,not so much for series.

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That's with no post-processing? Awesome, will switch.

Thanks again for your help,
Mike

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no processing.
open the ini,read the remarks near the top.
you have to create a cookie file.
use this file,i just updated it.

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FYI i had a look at tvguide.com and they do have starrating for alot of shows(not everyone) for both movies and series.
sent it to mat8861 to upload,should be there sometime today.

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replaced siteini.pack ini files for the 3 that you provided.
Exported cookie file from Directv site on chrome first, which didn't work (wg++ didn't find what it expected in them so ignored each cookie and did not attempt to contact directv.com), then on firefox that seemed to be accepted.

WG++ attempts to contact directv.com for program data, but times out. I only tried the first 2 channels I added from directv.com.channels.xml file in siteini.pack\networks folder.

Not able to download from directv.com in wg++, can access web site that cookies were exported from, as per instructions.

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time out is too low in your webgrab config,use
<retry time-out="30">4</retry>

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Tried to create new channelfile, but it also failed to download.
[ Info ] found: C:\Users\mikek\AppData\Local\WebGrab+Plus\siteini.user\directv.com.ini -- Revision 19
[Warning ]
[Warning ] !! SiteIni directv.com.ini in channelfile creation mode !!!
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[ Info ] ( 1/1 ) DIRECTV.COM -- chan. (xmltv_id=dummy) -- mode Incremental
[Warning ] error downloading page: The operation has timed out (5sec)
[Warning ] Retry 1 of 4 times
[Warning ] error downloading page: The operation has timed out (10sec)
[Warning ] Retry 2 of 4 times
[Warning ] error downloading page: The operation has timed out (15sec)
[Warning ] Retry 3 of 4 times
[Warning ] error downloading page: The operation has timed out (20sec)
[Warning ] Retry 4 of 4 times
[Error ] index subpage loop reached maximum number (2)
[Error ] see log file for details

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your still using a 5 second timeout,change it to 30 as i posted above.

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Retried with 30 second timeout

( 1/1 ) DIRECTV.COM -- chan. (xmltv_id=dummy) -- mode Incremental
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error downloading page: The operation has timed out (30sec)
Retry 1 of 4 times
error downloading page: The operation has timed out (60sec)
Retry 2 of 4 times

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are u outside north america,u may be blocked.

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I'm looking for access to directv.com in wireshark, with capture filter looking for any traffic that involves directv.com. Ping shows up request and response for 4 pings. When I run wg++, I don't see anything.

Firewall rules?

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must be something on your end,just made a channel list and grabbed data using your cookie.

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Good to know that the cookie file is ok. I'll keep looking for what might be blocking, strange that it works for browser but not application.

Will updated tvguide file be in siteini.pack update later?
Thanks

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try this channels and cookie they work fine without vpn, if not post your webgrab.log

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Thanks, will try it out.

Downloaded siteini.pack updates yesterday, am getting star-rating now from tvguide.com for most movies, but I have to modify the xml file. The application that uses the xmltv file is TVHEADEND, and it is expecting format as 6.5/10 instead of 6.5. I can work around that if I need to, but it would be convenient if the '/10' range value was provided in wg++ output for tvguide.com channels.

Thanks for all your help and responsiveness.

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