[mythtv] DVD-T UK xmltv ids

John Pullan john.pullan at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 17:10:28 UTC 2005

On 04/06/05, John Pullan <john.pullan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 04/06/05, Stuart Morgan <stuart at tase.co.uk> wrote:
> > On Fri 3 June 2005 23:44, Ed W wrote:
> > > I guess we just need something easily editable, but also parsable.  So
> > > when someone says that all the IDs have changed in some remote location
> > > we can avoid getting excited and just let them update the page themselves
> >
> > An xml based file would seem the most logical choice. Granted xml itself might
> > not be so easy for a newbie to edit but someone (maybe me) can easily create
> > a Perl or PHP frontend to make it easier. In fact a Perl/PHP app could also
> > be used to manage access and log changes.
> >
> > Although I have faith in the Wiki system we have to be careful about
> > defacement - no-one will be happy when their channel icons are suddenly
> > replaced with pornographic images *eek* This either means all changes have to
> > be approved first or that access is limited.
> >
> > If channel icons are controlled by the system then issues of copyright have to
> > be resolved too. Will the icons be stored on the server or will it simply
> > point to other sites (Lyngsat?).
> >
> > Someone will also have to create the client side handling - either built into
> > Myth (preferred) or a third party app?
> >
> I think we should employ references. Just seem better that way to me.
> Of course there's more dependencies but you'd hope that the main
> channels sites would be up.
> Also how are we going to split the data up ? by
> satellite,terrestrial,cable etc ? obviously the terrestrial and cable
> could be sub divided down by country as well.  Or we could have one
> huge file :)
Oh and start by doing it in a separate app as well I'd suggest. 

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