[mythtv-users] status of tv_grab_sn?
danla at ida.liu.se
Wed Mar 10 19:39:52 EST 2004
I am greatly impressed by MythTV, which has the WAF required for
motivating use of an htpc instead of a regular dvd (and vcr for tuning)
together with my newly purchased projector.
The TV-listings greatly improves the functionality, but unfortunately
xmltv does not come with a grabber for Sweden any more. I didn't find
any information regarding the status of tv_grab_sn.
Since I didn't get any reply after asking xmltv-developers I skipped
installing xmltv altogether (and I can therefore still truthfully and
not without pride claim that my emacs never has been exposed to any Perl
scripts ). Instead I studied the xmltv DTD and mythfilldatabase source
code to figure out what tv_grab_sn is supposed to output and what kind
of switches it is supposed to parse.
The resulting quick-and-dirty reverse-engineered Python script (that
fetches data from www.dagenstv.com) works for me.
Would anyone be interested in using my script, or did I just duplicate
some work done by someone else? If my script is to be used by someone
else, I will have to upgrade it from unreadable-kludge version to at
least some alpha-at-least-partly-configurable version.
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