[mythtv-users] How does MythTV process EPG data from standard XML fromat?

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 15:09:36 EST 2005

On 13/12/05, YanJun Lu <mythtv_sybaselu at yahoo.com.cn> wrote:
>  Hi team
>       It is well know that EPG data is written by XML format . so MythTV
> must grab a certain format data from XML format and would fill channel or
> program of mythconverg database, for instance, such chanid, channum, freqid,
> sourceid ...
>  field in   channel.how to fill this data field with MythTV?
>  thanks and cheers

If you want to create listings data in the correct format
automatically, you may want to check the XMLTV website
(http://sourceforge.net/projects/xmltv) and see how the grabbers
produce listings in XMLTV XML format. This should mean that you could
run mythfilldatabase manually on the file to import listings into

If you want to understand how MythTV imports the data into the
database, follow Joe's advice and look at the source code for


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