[mythtv-users] New Australian XMLTV grabber

Damon Searle djsearle at netspace.net.au
Wed Nov 10 20:26:36 UTC 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Paul Andreassen
> Sent: Thursday, 11 November 2004 4:27 AM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: RE: [mythtv-users] New Australian XMLTV grabber
> On Mon, 2004-11-08 at 21:11, Damon Searle wrote:
> > If there is XMLTV for python there shouldn't be a problem, however I
> would
> > prefer to keep it in perl, as that's what most people are used to using
> for
> > XMLTV grabbers. I doubt I would have had so many patches and
> enhancements to
> > my original code if I had done it in python. Also if you want to write
> it
> > again in a new language you might as well think about breaking up the
> > tables a bit better than the way I did it. The way I did it by breaking
> it
> > up into lines and picking the line number for the show attribute is
> pretty
> > nasty, and I only did that because I was too lazy to think of something
> > better at the time. Eg. if there is an extra bold tag or something in
> there
> > it can mean the description moves to a different line - which I think is
> the
> > problem people are having with the line 28 on some data.
> Hi Damon,
> Could you tell me where to find the format of the "config" file and the
> "xml" file?  Or are the "config" files different for each grabber
> program?  I'll have to do a search for python support for XMLTV.
> Thanks
> Paul

As far as I know there is no standard config file. I think everyone would
prefer if you just worked on the perl version of the grabber, as you'll end
up with people providing updates for different versions and then people will
have to try and port changes both ways.

- Damon

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