[mythtv] Dropping Support for Data Direct in MythTV 31

David Engel david at istwok.net
Wed Jan 9 17:15:37 UTC 2019

FYI, MythTV will be dropping support for Schedules Direct's legacy,
Data Direct, guide data service in version 31.  Going forward, MythTV
will only support Schedules Direct's newer, JSON-based, guide data
service via XMLTV.  Currently, there are two XMLTV grabbers
(tv_grab_zz_sdjson and tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite) which support
Schedules Direct's service

We expect this change to be made in the master branch of MythTV
shortly after the release of version 30.  That means probably in the
next few weeks.  If you are tracking MythTV's master branch and are
still using Data Direct for your guide data, now is the time to switch
to XMLTV.  Instructions for setting up XMLTV for use with Schedules
Direct can be found in the MythTV Wiki at

The goal of this change is to simplify the logic in mythfilldatabase
and pave the way for channel management and possibly other

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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