[mythtv] Question about xmltv and mythtv

Robin Gilks g8ecj at gilks.org
Wed Mar 26 10:39:24 UTC 2008

> On Wednesday 26 March 2008 00:13:37 Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
>> Why is that? why would it mess up with my original EPG information?
>> Am I running mythfilldatabase incorrectly ?
> No, but you are running it in a less supported and deprecated way. Writing
> a
> complete xmltv grabber would be better, this means supporting args such
> as --capabilities which allow mythtv to detect and run your grabber
> automatically.
> http://xmltv.org/wiki/howtowriteagrabber.html
> http://xmltv.org/wiki/xmltvcapabilities.html
> The guide assumes you are using perl, but there is no reason the grabber
> can't
> be in python it just involves more work because you need to write python
> versions of the XMLTV modules.

Talk to Hads here in New Zealand who has written a python grabber that we
all use to download an xmltv file (or get it from your own web server if
locally generated).

Its at http://nice.net.nz/tv_grab_nz-py

Works great

Robin Gilks

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