[mythtv-users] A tv_grab_uk_bleb grabber

Paul Woodward paul_woodward at fastnet.co.uk
Mon Feb 2 18:54:03 EST 2004

I've successfully run the script and it seems to get the listings
nicely. I can't however figure out what mythfilldatabase uses to try and
match the channel listings to the database contents. Can anyone shed any
light on what criteria it uses?

I've just run mythfilldatabase --manual and done it the long way. Now I
have good looking data in the EPG too :)

Thanks to Chris and John for the good work.


-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Chris Moore
Sent: 02 February 2004 22:24
To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org; xmltv-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [mythtv-users] A tv_grab_uk_bleb grabber


After several late nights, I've produced "something that works".  It 
isn't pretty.  It's barely tested.  But..

Dependencies: Needs xsltproc and wget.  Both are available with Debian 

Installation: I put tv_grab_uk_bleb in /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin.  
Create /usr/share/xmltv/tv_grab_uk_bleb and put bleb2xmltv.xsl in it.  
Cos I'm lazy I rm'ed tv_grab_uk and made it a symlink to the bleb

Configuration: See the top of the script.

TODO: process the parameters instead of just outputing to $6 (ahem).  
Including getting more than one days worth of data which needs to be 
cached somewhere (under /var?).  Put *all* the URLs in.

I've tested it with mythfilldatabase but only bbc1/2 and itv1/2.  They 
don't appear on the program guide but I can search for stuff and it 
finds them.  Hey, every journey starts with a single step.   License: 
whatever XMLTV uses!   Thanks for this great software btw (both sets of 

(sleepy) Chris Moore

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