[mythtv] TV-Listings Grabber

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 11:22:24 UTC 2007

On 06/08/07, Stuart Morgan <stuart at tase.co.uk> wrote:
> On Monday 06 August 2007 02:26:55 Andreas wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > where would I find information about writing my own tv-listings grabber and
> > how to integrate it with MythTV? I think I have read somewhere that the
> > listings have to be in the XMLTV format, but how do I get them from there
> > into the MythTV database?
> If you intend to distribute this grabber then your best course would be to
> create an XMLTV grabber adhering to the xmltv specification.
> http://xmltv.org/wiki/howtowriteagrabber.html

Important caveat: if you want the grabber distributed with XMLTV, you
must make sure that it is not breaking any terms and conditions of the
listings source or any laws of the country where the listings data
originates. The German tv_grab_de_tvtoday grabber was removed from the
XMLTV distribution due to such problems some weeks ago.


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