[mythtv-users] New Australian XMLTV grabber

Ben de Luca bend at bedel.mine.nu
Mon Nov 8 09:37:42 UTC 2004

What would be a small fee? and who would we buy it off. The information 
is copyrighted.

I cant believe that the SBS and ABC dont release there data though!. 
Some one should write them.

On 08/11/2004, at 6:59 PM, Hamish Moffatt wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 06, 2004 at 06:14:00PM +1100, Dave wrote:
>> On Sat, 2004-11-06 at 17:49 +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
>>> Even better if we could have one person fetch (ie rip / steal) the 
>>> data
>>> and then share the XMLTV data with everyone else.
>> One person would be grabbing an awful lot of data if they were to get
>> every region and fta + pay etc.
> Well, one person per region per channel type for example.
>> Perhaps this could be solved using P2P?? I've never really used p2p, 
>> but
>> I get the feeling you could probably build some sort of de-centralised
>> network where you can search for guides, maby by region-id, if you 
>> find
>> one, great, otherwise you grab it with the grabber and then host it 
>> for
>> others to download. Thats pretty-much how p2p works isnt it?
> That could work. You might accept someone else's data if it's less than
> 12 hours old, else fetch your own, or similar. If you do a fetch, you
> still have to get all data for your region or your channel type, as
> nobody is going to have partial data. Unless you consider FTA is a
> subset of Foxtel etc.
>> Free is always better, but yeah, if it was reliable, complete data
>> straigh from hww or simillar, I'd consider paying a small fee.
> I think a small fee would be acceptable; certainly better than getting
> incomplete/unreliable data, or having to write a new ripper every few
> months (until you run out of sources)!
> Hamish
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