[mythtv] Plans for SchedulesDirect?

Stuart Morgan stuart at tase.co.uk
Fri Sep 19 15:21:48 UTC 2014

The preferred solution for MythTV is for the creation of an official xmltv 
grabber. This would consolidate the whole world on a single mechanism for 
inserting guide data from third party sources (ignoring EIT for now). The 
benefits include less code for us to maintain, fewer surprises and more 
consistency in behaviour no matter where users happen to live.

Unfortunately since the MythTV team only learnt of this November deadline 
last week we've not been given much time to prepare. However the good news 
is that an xmltv grabber would need no changes to MythTV code, once 
configured it would just work with all versions of MythTV (new and old).

Stuart Morgan

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On 19 September 2014 16:09:51 Rich Freeman <r-mythtv at thefreemanclan.net> wrote:

> I don't want to fragment discussion too much, but I did want to post
> something on -dev to call attention to discussions on -user about the
> upcoming SchedulesDirect changes.
> It sounds like the existing mythfilldatabase bundled with MythTV will
> stop working in November (though I'm not 100% certain of this), and
> there are solutions being discussed on -user and on the
> SchedulesDirect forums.
> I wanted to understand what the roadmap for MythTV is.  Are there
> plans to incorporate one of these solutions into MythTV, or to
> otherwise update mythfilldatabase to use the new data source?  If
> nothing else I just wanted to make sure the issue had attention since
> I don't see any discussion originating from the MythTV developers.
> Feel free to reply here or on one of the existing threads.  The only
> other thread started on -dev is for a JSON grabber and I didn't want
> to hijack that thread for that particular solution to discuss a
> roadmap that might be for a different solution.
> --
> Rich
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