[mythtv-users] UK listings problem

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Fri Aug 17 16:38:47 UTC 2007

Peter Bowyer wrote:
> On 17/08/07, norman <norman at littletank.org> wrote:
>>>> Anyone know what could be blocking my access ? (i am trying to grab UK
>>>> listings from a UK website from Belgium,
>>>> maybe country block ????
>>> That's easy to check with a browser - call up
>>> http://xmltv.radiotimes.com and navigate around a bit.
>> I thought that I would try this but all I could find was a list of files
>> made up of three numbers and .dat and, along side each, was a date and
>> file size. What will this tell me?
> It tells you that you can access the data ok. But you're not the OP so
> it doesn't help them.

Moderately interesting side note. If you scroll to the bottom of the directory 
in which you found the 3-number.dat files, you will find a file called 

This is a text file containing one line for each channel the RT system handles, 
having a name and an index number. The index numbers, I think, then correspond 
to each of the other files in the same directory. The "channels.dat" file can be 
  useful if you have problems and have to examine the output of mythfilldatabase.

Mike Perkins

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