[mythtv-users] (tv_grab_au) xmltv fix for "missing" subtitles

Andy Foster fostandy at gmail.com
Sun Sep 3 03:32:46 UTC 2006

On 9/3/06, Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is already being done and has been for some time by the OzTiVo
> guys at http://www.tvguide.org.au. This is an excellent source and
> uses a creative commons licence and is not subject to web site
> obfuscations, legal issues etc. The only reason why I don't use it as
> a primary source is that it often doesn't/didn't have 7 full days
> worth of data. But check it out - the data is excellent and is
> contributed by the user community.

to be honest, the oztivo guide data is generally my last resort for
guide data. I've used it twice (usually during an extended ninemsn
obfuscation debacle period) and usually find the detail and accuracy
to be (or used to be, when ninemsn scrapers worked) generally lower
than that of ninemsn, yourtv etc.

Don't get me wrong, I think the OzTiVo people are providing a great
benefit to the community, and this isn't meant to be some sort of
attack or suggestion I don't appreciate the effort they're putting in,
but I do want to be honest - if all things were equal regarding ease
of obtaining the data (which they obviously aren't), I would be
choosing ninemsn any day of the week and twice on mondays (because
thats when SVU is on).

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