[mythtv-users] Changing channels online via webpage
marius at schrecker.org
Fri Nov 13 07:46:38 UTC 2009
On Fri Nov 13 8:36 , 'Michael T. Dean' <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:On 11/13/2009 02:13 AM, Marius Schrecker wrote:
>> My cable company offers an online channel guide with the possibility
>> to change channel instantly, or for a planned showing. I can script
>> the actions using selenium, so should be able to substitute the
>> regular channel changer with this selenium script. The only problem is
>> that the change needs the exact program name and time slot as the
>> argument, and not the channel id. Does anyone know how I could easily
>> extract this information from mythtv to feed to selenium? By doing
>> this I'd bypass using the hd-pvr ir blaster, and be more robust
>> against channel numbering changes.
>> The guide is here for anyone who's interested:
>> I'd also be interested if there is any way to parse this kind of page
>> and feed to xmltv, as tv_grab_no is incomplete and unreliable at the
>My recommendation would be to write an external channel change script
>that uses MythXML's GetProgramGuide to get the listings for the
>for an example. Note that you can probably get all the information you
>need from the "summary" version, but the details info is available if
>you need it.
>You may also be able to do something with the bindings--the Python
>bindings may actually have something to get you exactly what you need.
>I'll defer to Raymond Wagner (or someone else who knows the Python
The only issue I can see is if your in-Myth listings show a different
program title from your set-top-box/cable-co listings.
That looks very promising :-)
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