[mythtv-users] Australian XMLTV grabbers

William Uther willu.mailingLists at cse.unsw.edu.au
Mon Apr 11 02:54:40 UTC 2005

On 11/04/2005, at 11:06 AM, Berry, David wrote:

> It looks like the times being grabbed are out however:

Warren tells me that the times are in UTC.  As I said before, you can 
force the timezone information for mythfilldatabase (I think the 
appropriate menu is in mythtv-setup).

Hmm... it looks like mythfilldatabase has rolled its own timestamp 
reading code...  And it looks like the code for adding the explicit 
offset might not be used if the XMLTV data doesn't have an explicit 
timezone.  If you feel like doing some testing, you might try this for 

Use "tv_grab_au_tuhs -o myfile.xml" to grab some xml to a file.  Edit 
the times by appending a ' +0000' to them - this explicitly marks them 
as UTC.  Set the appropriate timezone in mythtv-setup (I think it is 
there - it may be in the mythfrontend setup screens - I don't have my 
myth box in front of me).  Use "mythfilldatabase --file 1 7 myfile.xml" 
to load the data (I'm guessing that the source id will be 1).

e.g. here is how I would edit the snippet of XML you gave me.  Note 
that the timestamps haven't changed - I've just appended ' +0000' to 
the string:

   <programme start="20050411200000 +0000" stop="20050411202500 +0000" 
     <title>Ocean Girl</title>
     <desc>Neri is an aquatic girl who is found by an underwater 
research group. She has a bond with a humpback whale.</desc>

Let me know how that goes.  Or I'll have a play when I get a chance, 
but I'm not sure when that'll be.


Will        :-}

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