[mythtv-users] New wunderground weather scripts for 0.26

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 21:29:43 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 5:56 PM, Gavin Hurlbut <gjhurlbu at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you'd like to pay the $300/month for such a key, and can think out a good
> way to make sure no one steals the key for their own app on our dime, I'm
> all ears.  This is the way they said to use it best for an open source
> application. As long as you stay under their limits, as this is a
> non-commercial application, this is how it is done legitimately with their
> API.
> The keys are not tied to IP, which you'd know if you had bothered to click
> on the url before asking.
> I understand that this is not ideal, but it was a choice of this or just
> deleting the wunderground scripts entirely. I figured this was the better
> option.  This is especially the case if we want to extend mythweather later
> to include hurricane information, for instance.

Gavin, I know XBMC now have wunderground as a "sponsor" and use them
as their weather source. I don't know if being a "sponsor" means XBMC
gave them a special api key or what, but the sponsorship doesn't seem
to amount to more than the words "weather underground" being displayed
on the weather page.

Worth exploring? Up to you! (NB the above sponsorship deal seems to
have been done before the old API was obsoleted. I just checked XBMC
and the weather works still for me).

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