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This is a third-party tool developed by XMLTV user(s). It is not created, supported, or endorsed by the XMLTVProject. For a list of third-party tools and things to remember for your safety when using third-party tools, see the category.

autoEPG is an application for easier configuration and automatic download of XMLTV data, also integrates other grabbers, TVxb, translation of the data from various languages, spain, french... to another language example, english, macedonian... and finally import to Windows Media Center (I've lost the source code so now I'm starting all over, you can download the latest build from here.

here is the first screenshot



  • select languages that will not be translated (it makes not sense to translate en to en, or language in the country where you leave
  • fix errors for non unicode data like "#39;" in the translated titles
  • get shows data from IMBD ...


  • removed not working/out-dated grabbers
    • TVxB
    • XMLTVgui
    • MC2XML
  • updated WebGrab+plus
    • fixed issues with latest version
  • updated XMLTV to latest version
    • removed not working grabbers
    • added many new grabbers
  • major update to translation
    • it no longer uses the auto-detect language for online translations, now it reads the language from the title for the channel and makes accurate and faster translation

  • to be done
    • add languages that will not be translated (it makes not sense to translate en to en, or language in the country where you leave
    • fix errors for non unicode data like "#39;" in the translated titles
    • remove descriptions
    • translate descriptions
    • get shows data from IMBD ...

  • new version now available for download ( no installer don't hve the time to make one :( )

( need to install the full version and replace the autoePG.exe in "c:/autoepg" and add autoepg.reg into the registry


Haven't been working on this for a long time in fact I haven't been using it several years, so I started it yesterday and of course some grabbers are not working, so I started fixing the code first was WebGrab+Plus, now XMLTV, I might release the new version if there is enough interest or even i might release the code it's so should be simple for most with basic knowledge of codding, lik me, this is not my day job, I', Mechanical Engineers and this is only hobby, so the code is very messy, not optimized, I tried my best with the spare time that I have let me know what you think, are there coders willing to continue to develop it, and make it much better, implement more grabbers, more injectors, for kodi, media browser, receivers ...

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  • option to add missing STOP time in the guide data, for example if you use XMLTV for Spain in the data there is a start time for the show but no stop so it's useless for Media Center


  • added EPG Collectro with special options for use with diseqc 1.2
  • command line startup arguments
  • task schedule for automatic daily-based processing
  • bugs fixed in listings viewer
  • improved affinity now works in x64 and x86
  • disable starting of another instance if autoEPG is running


  • NEW feature - search for that channel in the configuration box / find that missing channel much easier / search as you type

- multiple channels found / press DOWN key to go to next entry

- not found / sorry there is no EPG available for this channel /

- only one match / that's the one /

07.09.2011 NEW version ready for download

there are two versions x86 for Windows 7 32 bit and x64 for 64bit Windows 7 please note that the old registration will not work !!! must uninstall previous version in order to make the installation smaller .NET4 is not included so if by chance you don't have it installed install it before autoEPG installation download form here please select the folder with x86 or x64 version and download


  • changed listings style to app style
  • fixed HDTV tag for whole channel
  • affinity broken, needs to be fixed



a lot of changes despite all that happend :)

  • autoEPG x64 is now compatible
  • new styles
  • style selector
  • autoEPG injector now functional !!!!! (now you need only autoEPG in order to find, configure, translate and finally import the TV guide data into Media Center)
  • NEW listings viewer, (still needs functionality and theme tweaks)
  • problem with categories solved
  • assigning HDTV and category to a whole channel now added (for channels without these informations, and there are a lot of them), soon adding/changing logos should be functional too, also changing the Channels name (for easier EPG matching in MCE for example you might nave 5-6 Animal Planet entries and its difficult to decide which is the correct one
 - tip instead of portable USB mode you can use DropBOX folder, so no need of FTP or USB


  • THANKS for nor replaying and not donating

only ONE donation so the project will be discontinued (latest pro build sent to donor THANKS even at the fact that I still did not received the donation I appreciated the good words thanks again )

no further development ( at least no public ) for now, maybe ever again


  • from today you can follow us on twitter


  • Improvements in affinity
  • new registration (the program registration is not changed for now, till next version), faster registration, but BE WARNED !!! only one registration request per mail !!!, if you send more requests you'll get an mail with warning, , Pro registration is changed, it's not the same as lite registration (the lite registration is only for our statistics), in the future lite registration will be server based (response within minutes) for Pro, you'll still have to wait up to 24 hours after donation is received
  • Thanks for the 2 donations (still not received but they'll be here )


  • performance selector - becouse XMLTV, BigScreen EPG and sometimes even autoEPG eats A LOT OF resources, wich might couse gleaches in video (specially TV) playback We have added, app priority selector, and for PC's with more CPUs / Cores core selector on wich the apps to run leaving the main system free for video, games....


  • new app icon
  • no GUI mode (hidden mode)
  • tray menu with basic commands and settings


  • New USB mode option - on Client machine (the one with the Media Center, where EPG will be imported) autoEPG runs in the background all the time and as soon as USB drive with the fresh XMLTV data is inserted into the PC, autoEPG detects it and starts importing the data


  • portable/remote mode added

downloads and processes the data ready for injecting and puts it in a folder on a USB memory / SD card... or uploads it to a FTP server so on the local pc (HTPC) it only downloads it and injects it to MC

very useful if you have a lot of channels (like me more than 500) because every day the transfer of data is around 300MB and it takes several hours so I run the portable mode on a PC in my office (usually the process takes place during the night) and at home autoEPG works only as injector and process is over in couple of minutes with only 20-25 MB transfer


  • progress in Channel Editor
  • Listings - view downloaded listings (channel - program data)


  • new progress in channel editor
  • YouTUBE video for registration and basic commands YouTUBE


  • new option in progress - edit each channel separately, category, video quality (HD logo), MCE chnnel Logo, Channel ID...
  • timeShift added - if the XMLTV file shows are shifted + or - to the local time
  • power option (poweroff/hibernate on finish)
  • progress bar
  • log
  • problem with translation of "&" example "Tom & Jerry" was translated as "Tom"
  • color-based categories in WMC (chose the shows to be marked ad movies, kids, family... and after that to be a color coded in WMC)

06.09.2010 23:02

  • since XMLTV tv_grab_fr is painfull slow more then 6 hours and going for a file of 1Mb !!!! added new fast grabber from !

23.06.2010 11:35

  • 3rd party injector TVxb now working, so no need of paid big screen EPG !

21.06.2010 14:10

  • added option for 3rd party injectors, for now only big screen EPG (with fix option)
  • soon tvxb (free alternative for Big Screen EPG !!!)
  • planed own injector (need some help on xmltv to mxf translation so if any ideas please help)

06.04.2010 23:12

  • urgent update, the installer has a flaw, it does not crate the folder "C:\autpEPG\RAW\" and it fails to start, please create this folder manualy!
  • quick tips if using other than XMLTV.exe point to the exported XMLTV.xml file to a=the "RAW" folder and name them something like this XMLTVepgstream.xml or XMLTVde.xml, run "GRABB all" then select in settings which files you want to be translated (check them), click SAVE, than "Translate", configure BIGscreen EPG (if you use it) point for the sources to the files in the "XMLTV" folder and compete the process in the BIGscreen EPG, after this initial setup it will run automatically only with starting autoEPG with "autoGRABB" and "autoINCECT" options checkes (ONLY the full version!!!)
  • the updated setup will be available shortly ...

06.04.2010 01:43

21.03.2010 21:10 0.9.9

  • setup lite available for download, please send comments

14.03.2010 [23:21]

  • minor translation errors fix (rt_text error)
  • tvxb back to old edit method, new was not working (still I'll be looking for another method, the idea is to have base of channels and add / remove them from the actual tvbx configuration)

11.03.2010 [14:00] 0.9.6

  • translation errors fix
- I'm a bit busy at the moment so the lite version will be delayed for a couple of days

08.03.2010 [09:46] 0.9.5 RC download

  • grabbing
  • translation
  • injection (Big screen EPG must be installed)
  • auto grabb
  • auto translate
  • auto inject
  • miniGUI mode
  • fixed base issues (much faster translation about 10% is online translation after the first pass)
  • only lite version is downloadable - next version will be with more features only some will be locked and there will be wait time for lite version (will be published before 10.03.2010)

07.03.2010 [01:45] build 0.9.0

  • a loooooottttt of improvements
  • almost finished
  • due to a lot of time invested, and a lot more to be done (support, users wishes, EPG import, remote Media Center recording, managing of recordings - from a remote computer) the final version will be donationware (from 5$ up) please appriciate my time and if you like it please donate to enable me to continue with the development this great app... info about donations

03.03.2010 [13:33] build 0.4.0 download

  • first BETA
  • configuration XMLTV - working
  • downloading from XMLTV's sources - working
  • translation - working
  • import into Media Center - not implemented ( this feature may not be implemented at all, or it will be in paid version (about 5$) in order to import into MC7 use Bigscreen EPG or win7 pre TVpack or older something like Blade runner...)

03.03.2010 [22:38] build 0.2.5

03.03.2010 [22:38] build 0.2.5

  • preliminary translation (only to English works, klik the ORB > Translate, but before in Settings tab select English !)
  • settings page does not work, YET...

01.03.2010 [12:51] build 0.2.0

  • XMLTV reset working
  • XMLTV configuration working
  • XMLTV download working
  • translation (just started on this)
  • progress bar not working
  • must download 0.0.4 and 0.2.0 in order to work for future only latest build will be needed

19.02.2010 [23:03] build 0.0.4

  • new beautiful Office 2007 style GUI

18.02.2010 [22:53] build 0.0.3

  • detects if is installed
  • starts configuration
  • detects if TVxb is installed
  • edit window for TVxb config file
  • saves TVxb configuration
  • if above grabbers are not detected (not installed) they will not be shown in the grabbers tree

17.02.2010 [23:05] initial build 0.0.2

  • saving of configurations
  • saving list of grabbers to be processed
  • days to grab data

- you can now tray this, now it works

16.02.2010 [21:51] initial build 0.0.1

  • editing of config XMLTV files (select channels to be downloaded)
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