[mythtv-users] New Australian XMLTV grabber

Michael Cheshire (Mailing Lists) michael-mlists at cheshire.id.au
Mon Nov 8 00:44:16 UTC 2004


Now I'm getting :

/var/local/tv_grab_au.foxtel/10112004/10635074.html is too short, removing 
and trying again

In an endless loop - any way to limit the retrys and move forward?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Andreassen" <paulx at andreassen.com.au>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 2:10 AM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] New Australian XMLTV grabber

> On Sun, 2004-11-07 at 09:36, Michael Cheshire (Mailing Lists) wrote:
>> Paul,
>> Tried your changes - (28 to 26) - still no joy.
>> I note the filename reported
>>  "/var/local/tv_grab_au.foxtel/07112004/0.html" - that doesnt appear to
>> exist - are we looking for something that isnt there?
> It took a while but I found the problem.  The data has a pid=0 in it.
> To fix find two lines with "if ($link =~ /\d+/)" and replace them with
> "if ($link =~ /\d\d+/)".
> TODO for tv_grab_au
> - clean up old directories and files
> - maybe read / write config
> - multiple region codes
> - fix updates between 0:00 and 6:00 causing epg truncation.
> We will never get LEGAL program data!  Read below...
> Quote from APCMAG JULY 2004 {
> But according to the TV networks, Microsoft may have spoken too soon
> about electronic program guide availability.  They are withholding
> copyright approval for the software giant to use their program listings
> for television recording purposes.
> "I'm not really sure about the timeline, to be honest," said Paul
> Marshell, CEO of HWW, the content syndication company that manages
> electronic program guides on behalf of all TV networks.  "We can do an
> EPG for Windows Media Center tomorrow, but the TV stations haven't given
> us the license to do that yet."
> Analysts say television stations are concerned that digital recording
> makes it too easy for consumers to skip ads and copy recorded shows,
> which in turn drives down advertising revenues.
> }
> Does anyone know how to search these mail lists?  I tried google without
> success.
> Paul


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