[mythtv-users] Using mythtv as a plain VCR with xmltv but no broadband connection to internet

Paul Woodward paul_woodward at fastnet.co.uk
Thu Aug 12 07:52:44 EDT 2004


If you're using DVB you can extract the data from the data stream so you don't need an internet connection.
Paul

>-----Original Message-----
>From: VJ [mailto:vj at vijaygill.homelinux.net]
>Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 11:21 AM
>To: 'Discussion about mythtv'
>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Using mythtv as a plain VCR with xmltv but no broadband connection to internet
>
>If you are going to grab for UK program listing(tv_grab_uk_rt), you are in 
>trouble. The XMLTV has to connect to a website for HTML pages which it 
>parses to generate XML. Now this leads to a lot of data being downloaded(and 
>tiny fraction of it being useful), e.g. I have to download 70Mb or more to 
>get a final XML file of 1.3M for 7 days of program listing. 
> 
>Which grabber r u going to use? 
> 
>VJ 
> 
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Jimmy Larsson" <jimmy at jimbo.se> 
>To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org> 
>Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 10:44 AM 
>Subject: [mythtv-users] Using mythtv as a plain VCR with xmltv but no 
>broadband connection to internet 
> 
> 
>> Hello 
>> 
>> Is here anyone who has successfully been running mythtv:s xmltv-grabber 
>> without any broadband connection to internet? 
>> 
>> I live in a place where my only internet feed is 56k modem. I want to 
>> build a mythtv-box to use a PPP modem-connection to internet to get the 
>> TV-program data (xmltv). Is this realistic? How often do I want to 
>> connect and get updates? Is once every 24h enough? 
>> 
>> Thanks for your feedback. 
>> 
>> Regards Jimmy 
>> jimmy at jimbo.se 
>> 
>> 
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