[mythtv] DirecTV PPV Listings in XML format

Jeremy Oddo joddo at apixels.net
Sun May 18 00:29:07 EDT 2003

Excellent work Tarek!

I actually sat down yesterday to see if I could write an app to pull down
the PPV data, but you beat me to it!  Thanks for all the hard work you're
putting into the DirecTV stuff.  BTW, the RCA.pl channel change script is
working like a charm :)  It's a lot easier than using an IR blaster!

thanks again,

Tarek Lubani said:
> Hey guys!
> Almost immediately after the last release, i got to work on one that
> would turn the directv ppv information into an XML file, since
> mythfilldatabase can handle these things from a file (who knew?)..
> Anyhow, this should be a *good* thing, since it becomes useful not only
> to mythtv folk, but to *everybody*..
> Download:
> http://tarek.2y.net/myth/mythgetppv.pl (the old one is also there if you
> prefer it)
> Suggested run sequence:
> #!/bin/bash
> export QTDIR=/usr/lib/qt3
> rm /tmp/mythfile
> /usr/bin/mythgetppv.pl
> /usr/local/bin/mythfilldatabase
> /usr/local/bin/mythfilldatabase --file 5 8 /tmp/mythfile --update
> exit 0
> ----
> This is where "5" is the "sourceid" and 8 is the number of days that the
> tv_grab_na gets, so we're trying to keep it consistent.. One suggestion
> could be to comment out the PPV channels from the tv_grab_na
> configuration file, so that the mythfilldatabase doesn't waste its time
> downloading that information..
> No doubt we'll discover much in the next little while.. All feedback
> welcome
> tarek : )
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