[mythtv] Status of Schedules Direct SD-JSON grabbers
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Fri Jul 15 19:00:40 UTC 2016
On 07/15/2016 11:44 AM, Peter Bennett wrote:
> Was any decision reached as to the recommended approach for getting the
> SD-JSON data into MythTV? I think there were three competing packages
> for doing this:
> - package from XMLTV
> - package from Robert K
> - package from Gary Buhrmaster
> Can/should the USA users switch to SD-JSON data?
Of course you can. The downloads are faster. Duplicate data is not
repeated, and only changed/additional data is pulled when doing daily
updates. Daily updates mainly consist of adding future program info
which has become available.
> I believe that this may
> provide a full 14 days of data instead of the 12 that the grabber
> currently provides.
I have been using Robert K's mfdb-json package since the earliest alpha
versions. I get 20 to 22 days of data and the downloads take about one
tenth the time. I used to run -dd-grab-all to ensure the latest data. No
> Also you may be able to eventually retire the server
> or service that currently translates the SD-JSON data for the MythTV
There is no translation or other server required. It natively produces
and inserts data into the mythconverg database.
I use mfdb-json by way of a wrapper script which calls the program from
mythtv (set at about page 5 or 6 of mythtv-setup -> general
I call the wrapper script 'grabber2'
# I have a problem with my cable service losing DNS after long periods
# This forces the cable DNS to 'wake up' by requesting an external IP
/usr/bin/ping -c 2 sentex.ca
# Pull the latest version: this is why I haven't had
# to touch the setup in some time
# this is the actual invocation
/usr/local/bin/mfdb-json/mfdb-json.php --x --force --dbhost=localhost
--dbname=mythconverg --dbuser=mythtv --dbpassword=mythtv
Works like a charm with mythtv.
R. Geoffrey Newbury
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