[mythtv-users] Preferred SD xmltv grabber?
david at istwok.net
Fri Feb 17 19:39:12 UTC 2023
On Fri, Feb 17, 2023 at 05:50:08PM +0000, Paul Harrison wrote:
> On 17/02/2023 16:49, Mike Perkins wrote:
> > On 17/02/2023 15:26, Peter Bennett wrote:
> > >
> > > On 2/16/23 22:38, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Feb 16, 2023 at 8:01 PM Ian Evans
> > > > <dheianevans at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > I know this might be a loaded question, but is there a
> > > > > preferred grabber of the two Schedules Direct xmltv
> > > > > grabbers? Or a "why choose one over the other?"
> > > > >
> > > > I am explicitly going to recuse myself from
> > > > answering this question because I cannot
> > > > legitimately claim a lack of conflict of interest
> > > > in the conclusion.
> > > >
> > > > However, perhaps, a more interesting question
> > > > might be what do the primary MythTV devs
> > > > use between those two grabbers if they use
> > > > one of them? One would expect they choose
> > > > what works best for them, and they are likely
> > > > to be the most demanding and discerning
> > > > users of the Schedules Direct feeds.
> > >
> > > I use tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite and I recommend it.
> > >
> > Ok, then. I'll bite.
> > I started using the non-sqlite version before the sqlite version
> > existed. No problems so far!
> I also use tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite most if not all of the devs do but you
One more dev for tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite.
> are free to use whichever one you choose. If you have used XMLTV before then
> tv_grab_zz_sdjson is setup similar to other grabbers using text config files
> so is probably easier for many. tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite uses a SQLite3
> database to store everything including the config so you have to use
> tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite --manage I think it is to set it up you can't just
> edit a config file. As you can see from the smolt stats tv_grab_zz_sdjson is
> more popular with users that have submitted there details to use.
> tv_grab_zz_sdjson 243 19.5 %
> tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite 97 7.8 %
> Gary the author of tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite is a friend of the MythTV
> project so I know if we have any queries we can easily get help. At the time
> UK users where forced to switch to Schedule Direct because the RT grabber
> stopped working I did some un-scientific tests and tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite
> was a far bit quicker than the other grabber so that is why I went with it.
> The theory at the time was one grabber cached everything in accordance with
> the SD API recommendations and the other may not have been. Whether that
> was the case or still is the case I have no idea though.
> The devs did briefly talked about integrating some of Gary's helper utils (
> https://github.com/garybuhrmaster/MythUtil ) in to MythTV that fill large,
> channel, management gaps between his xmltv grabber, MythTV and HDHomeRuns
> which may be something we look at in the future.
david at istwok.net
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