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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #350 on: September 05, 2016, 03:52 PM »

skwire please answer  I apologize I m not technical I want to do a fresh install of (v1.1.5 build 166). can you please give directions I do have epcheck previious version on my computer ?

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #351 on: September 05, 2016, 03:56 PM »
It's no different than the regular version.  To do a fresh install, unzip the epCheck_.zip file into a new folder and run epCheck.exe.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #352 on: September 05, 2016, 04:05 PM »
skwire please answer  I apologize I m not technical when you say a  new folder you meant where I download  in the download folder ?

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #353 on: April 06, 2017, 08:14 AM »
Hi skwire, not sure if you are still interested in continuing to develop this great little app but I have two things to mention.

First is a bit of a bug: sometimes when updating shows (refresh data option), refreshing the view on the weekly tab or adding a new show from search, a random amount of ticks disappear from the list of shows marked as watched. It is usually most of them which is not good as it's thousands of checkboxes. Sometimes it will leave one or two checked per show but it is completely random. It's extremely frustrating.

Second is a small feature request: Would it be possible to have an option for the refresh data option to only update shows listed as "continuing". It seems an unnecessary waste of time to check TVDB for cancelled/completed shows whose listing have been static for long periods, particularly for those with a lot of shows in their list.

Hope to hear back from you and thank you for a wonderful and handy tool.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #354 on: April 06, 2017, 10:46 AM »
First is a bit of a bug: sometimes when updating shows (refresh data option), refreshing the view on the weekly tab or adding a new show from search, a random amount of ticks disappear from the list of shows marked as watched. It is usually most of them which is not good as it's thousands of checkboxes. Sometimes it will leave one or two checked per show but it is completely random. It's extremely frustrating.

OK, so I am not going senile yet. This has happened to me as well. Using epcheck on a USB drive that I fill up for my nephew to view shows on. Was using epcheck to know where I last downloaded and when I get the drive, about once a month, I would launch and refresh data to see what I still needed to get. Whole seasons would be unchecked. I was thinking it was me or the nephew but he always stated he never opened it since it was in my personal folder.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #355 on: April 06, 2017, 11:44 PM »
Hi, ganymede4, and welcome to the DonationCoder forums.

First is a bit of a bug: sometimes when updating shows (refresh data option), refreshing the view on the weekly tab or adding a new show from search, a random amount of ticks disappear from the list of shows marked as watched. It is usually most of them which is not good as it's thousands of checkboxes. Sometimes it will leave one or two checked per show but it is completely random. It's extremely frustrating.

Are you using the beta from this post here:  http://www.donationc....msg368839#msg368839

In addition to the new features, I tried to improve the bug you mentioned in that beta, too.

Second is a small feature request: Would it be possible to have an option for the refresh data option to only update shows listed as "continuing". It seems an unnecessary waste of time to check TVDB for cancelled/completed shows whose listing have been static for long periods, particularly for those with a lot of shows in their list.

If you're letting epCheck update the data automatically, it should only update the shows that have changed data (according to TheTVDB).  So, even if a show is "ended", there's still a chance the data may have been edited.  Now, if you go into the Options and choose the "Refresh all series data now" button, it will download each series' data no matter what.


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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #356 on: April 08, 2017, 02:26 PM »
Hi, ganymede4, and welcome to the DonationCoder forums.

Thank you for the warm welcome. :)

Are you using the beta from this post here:  http://www.donationc....msg368839#msg368839

In addition to the new features, I tried to improve the bug you mentioned in that beta, too.

Yes, I am using that one, v1.1.5 Build 166 dated 30/01/2015. I apologise, I should have mentioned that in my OP.

The bug doesn't seem to have any consistent vector. I would say it most often occurs when refreshing weekly view only, but I have noticed it when refreshing weekly view after adding a new series from search. In addition, it has occurred after a manual refresh of all data. Is a daily backup of the watched.ini file a valid workaround? It seems the only way for me to save myself thousands of clicks.

If you're letting epCheck update the data automatically, it should only update the shows that have changed data (according to TheTVDB).  So, even if a show is "ended", there's still a chance the data may have been edited.  Now, if you go into the Options and choose the "Refresh all series data now" button, it will download each series' data no matter what.

Ah, thank you for the clarification. I suspected that the auto-refresh I was letting it do (usually every 3 days) was the culprit for the bug so I set it to zero and only ever used the "Refresh all series data now" button, which of course, as you mentioned, pulled down data for the entire database. I didn't realise that the auto-refresh was only pulling data for continuing or recently changed entries. So much for my bright idea feature request! :P I will now use the auto-refresh set at 1 day and see how I go.

Judging by a quick glance at the forums, you are busy here but if you ever do find the time or inclination to squash this bug, I and others would be very appreciative. I love this app and have searched in vain for something similar to no avail. Thank you again for a really handy piece of software.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #357 on: March 03, 2018, 08:01 PM »
Skwire,

Say, I know this program is a few years old, but I wanted to try it for one single show's series: Star Wars Rebels.

Apparently, the server is no longer available.  Here' my screenshot of the website.


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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #358 on: March 03, 2018, 08:57 PM »
Are you sure it's not your connection or something transient?  I tried it for Star Wars Rebels and received the correct results.

Update: I get it.  You don't mean for the series information or anything within the application- you mean the uri when you go to https://www.thetvdb.com/.  The whole site appears to be down, so I don't think he's going to be able to do anything about it.  Perhaps it will come back up, or he might change providers possibly.

Update 2: It seems to be a problem with the site.  There's a thread about it on their forums: https://forums.thetv...t=39984&start=20
« Last Edit: March 03, 2018, 09:09 PM by wraith808 »

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #359 on: March 03, 2018, 10:17 PM »
Apparently, the server is no longer available.

It was up as of last week.  However, this isn't the first time this has happened with the site so nothing to do but wait for it to come back.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #360 on: March 04, 2018, 01:00 PM »
http://www.thetvdb.com site appears to be back up.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #361 on: March 05, 2018, 06:48 AM »
It's been working smoothly for me.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #362 on: May 03, 2018, 12:13 PM »
Jody, I see that TVDB has a new website 'upgrade', although some commenters in the forum are saying "WTH!"

:)

Noticed it last night when I saw that Modern Family was not in my epCheck listings when it was there earlier.  Checked in Series View and the the episode list for MF was blank, as were 6 other series (I have a whole lot of series).  5 of them did show their episodes with a 'Refresh series data' but two shows were still empty.

This morning things seems to be ok with TVDB which is a huge relief since I rely on epCheck so heavily.   

Just thought I'd draw that to your attention, if you weren't already aware. 

Mike S.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #363 on: May 03, 2018, 03:41 PM »
Thank you for the heads up.  I've been sort of dreading this because there have been talks for a long while about moving to an API v2 (but, so far, they haven't).  The problem is that I really don't have time right now to convert epCheck once they actually decide to deprecate the v1 API.   :(

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #364 on: May 03, 2018, 04:36 PM »
Well, then I say to TVDB, 'to hell with progress', stay put.

LOL

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #365 on: August 04, 2019, 11:51 AM »
Hi skwire,

I'm a long time user of epcheck.
Today I wanted to mark my "progress" to the TV series "Big Little Lies", but it didn't show any information for that series (I added earlier to "My shows").
When I try to refresh the series data, it "hangs".
I closed the program. Removed the show from the files myshows.txt and watched.ini.
I restarted epcheck, tried to add "Big Little Lies" to my shows again, but once again it hangs showing

        Downloading data for:
              Big Little Lies

Any idea what's going on?
Presumably a problem with the source you get the info from?
PS. I had the same problem (no data showing) for the (earlier added) series "Black Mirror", but removing and re-adding it solved it. However, not so for "Big Little Lies".

Kind regards

[Update]
I had the above problem with version 1.1.5 Build 1.
But after some browsing around in this thread I found the latest version is 1.1.5 Build 166.
I installed that one, did a refresh of the data. It didn't hang no more, but it showed nothing (white space).
But after selecting another series and selecting "Big Little Lies" again, I had all the information.
So, problem solved apparently.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2019, 12:11 PM by zzynx »

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #366 on: September 28, 2019, 12:14 AM »
Jody, it looks like the 'dreaded day' has finally come to TVDB.  This evening I saw that epCheck was missing some shows' dates so I did a refresh and ALL the data is gone (my Series shows are still listed but no episodes, dates etc). 

Checked at TVDB and see that they've gone to "v3" which I assume is their 'upgrade' that breaks epCheck.

Can you verify my conclusion?

Mike S.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #367 on: September 28, 2019, 05:26 AM »
I think when they're talking about "version 3" in their forum they mean their web site.
The API is version 2.2 (https://api.thetvdb.com/swagger).

And btw, epCheck is still working well on my side.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #368 on: September 28, 2019, 11:36 AM »
Thanks for the clarification on the version numbers, zzynx.  And I'm really glad to hear that epCheck is still working for you.

With that in mind, just now, I refreshed all the data, twice (first time saw no change), and now all the show dates etc are back.

In the past, I've had a show or a couple of shows have their data disappear from the Series list.  The show's title is still there but the episodes, air dates, etc are gone.  I've always just 'Refresh series data' and the info comes back.  This time was very weird - all the data for all the shows was gone, just blank spaces.  And, obviously, all the listings in the Weekly and Monthly tabs were not there.

What a relief!  I can't tell you how much I rely on epCheck to keep track of my big/long list of shows.  :)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #369 on: September 28, 2019, 02:45 PM »
In the past, I've had a show or a couple of shows have their data disappear from the Series list.
I've had the same. (cf. Reply #365). Make sure you use 1.1.5 Build 166. At least it solved my problem at that moment.

What a relief!
Good to hear. :Thmbsup:

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #370 on: September 28, 2019, 11:36 PM »
FWIW, I just updated my series data and epCheck appears to be working normally.   :up:

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #371 on: September 29, 2019, 01:23 AM »
zzynx, just checked and I do have build 166.  :)

And Jody, I am really happy that all I had was a temporary glitch, and that epCheck is working fine for all 3 of us.  Not sure what I'd do without it!