[mythtv-users] American EPG Data Provider Found?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Jul 26 16:15:26 UTC 2007

On 07/26/2007 11:45 AM, Jarom McDonald wrote:
> I think there's a general misunderstanding about how mythfilldatabase 
> actually works. First of all, it's not just as simple as saying "point 
> this at a URL at get what is returned."


>  Mythfilldatabase doesn't do 
> anything other than initialize the grabber and then take the returning 
> data and put in into the database.

True, but only for non-US users.  The "grabber" for US schedule data is
built into mythfilldatabase and uses SOAP to access the DataDirect web

But, your point is valid.  Even if the URL were configurable, the rest
of the code supporting the DataDirect web service likely would not be
applicable to some other service (like Schedules Direct), unless
Schedules Direct does everything exactly as DataDirect did.

Before telling the devs how to write MythTV, I suggest anyone who
believes they don't know what they're doing should read the
mythfilldatabase and DataDirect code.  Then, if you still think you know
how to do it better, write a patch and either a) realize why it's done
as is or b) if you succeed at improving it, post that patch.


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