[mythtv-users] Zap2It - isn't this a two part problem?

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri Jun 29 17:53:32 UTC 2007

On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 08:50:46AM -0700, Tim Schall wrote:
> I (Well, I and several other guys...) take care of KCTS-TV in Seattle, WA 
> and it was suggested by some friends that I stick my head in here and say 
> something.  I am also a MythTV user.

Well, bless you, my son.  :-)

> All digital television stations are required by the FCC to transmit guide 
> data out 12 hours.  At KCTS we transmit 10 days worth but the first 12 hours 
> are all that's required.  Most major traffic systems at television stations 
> (And places like Discovery Networks and HBO and....) are capable of 
> outputting all sorts of sorted data.  We output a comma delimited text file 
> from our traffic system that my PSIP generator grabs and parses out EIT's 
> and ETT's for our digital television station.

Ok, see, I *knew* that some of that data was in some computer somewhere.

Can you name which system you use, and possibly provide pointers to
some of their competition.

> I'd be glad to answer whatever questions I can about the internal workings 
> of guide data generation at television stations or parsing it off the air 
> for the digital stations.

That'd be really cool.

If you have time, you might want to skim back over the "Mooting
architecture" thread here, and sign on to the MythEPG-devel project
list at SourceForge that started last week.

That'll give you an idea where our heads are collectively at.

Read everything before doing anything.  :-)  Things changed a fair bit
from one end to the other.

-- jra
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