[mythtv-users] Australian XMLTV grabbers

William Uther willu.mailingLists at cse.unsw.edu.au
Sun Apr 10 13:52:21 UTC 2005

On 10/04/2005, at 10:00 PM, mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org wrote:

> Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 19:23:08 +1000
> From: Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com>
>>  http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~willu/xmltv/
>>  The reason for this page is that I've just
>> finished a new grabber (WARNING: untested as yet).  It is available
>> from that page.
>> The new grabber uses the Australian Community-based TV Guide data at
>> minnie.tuhs.org.  More information is available at the page above.
> Will - just want to say a BIG thank you from all us Aussies for doing
> this.

You really should thank Warren Toomey who runs the guide.  My grabber 
just concatenates the data his system returns.  And he has been *very* 
prompt in fixing any issues I've found.

Oh, Warren also set up this page today: 
I've added that link off my page.

> I'm going to give this a go 1st chance I get.

I should re-emphasise that I haven't tested this myself yet!  I've 
eyeballed the XML, but not fed it into myth (housemates were using the 
box :).  I suspect there may be some issues with XML quoting of 
apostrophes and ampersands - the XML generated is correct, but it isn't 
exactly normal to use &#39; as the quote string instead of &apos;.  
Also some of their program descriptions are truncated.  It is a problem 
in their data, not my grabber.  I haven't gone through and fixed their 
data myself yet.


Will          :-}

Dr William Uther                           National ICT Australia
Phone: +61 2 9385 6357               Computer Science and Engineering
Email: willu at cse.unsw.edu.au          University of New South Wales
Web: http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~willu/     Sydney, Australia

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