[mythtv] Status of Schedules Direct SD-JSON grabbers

Mike Bibbings mike.bibbings at gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 15:36:03 UTC 2016

On 17/07/16 15:40, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> On Fri, 2016-07-15 at 15:00 -0400, R. G. Newbury wrote:
>> # this is the actual invocation
>> /usr/local/bin/mfdb-json/mfdb-json.php
> Is this the one that goes in the back-door and directly modifies the
> MythTV tables, against the advice of the MythTV developers?
> Isn't XMLTV the front-door and supported way of doing this?
> Is anyone using a/the XMLTV grabber for the SD JSON data?
> I'd like to hear your experiences.
> Is SD-JSON the default in 0.28 by any chance?
> Cheers,
> b.
I am using the  tv_grab_sd_json  (as of writing version 1.21, 2016/07/15 
01:26:44 ). It comes as part of the xmltv package (not mythtv) so you 
might need to install or build it from source depending on your 

I have done both with no issues. If you are running mythbuntu it is easy 
just install from the ppa see 

It is the one used by mythfilldatabase and works with my 0.28 and 
0.29pre systems.

It works well for me here in the UK for both DVB-T/T2 (Freeview) and 
DVB-S/S2 (Freesat).

No real issues, apart from initial setup of the xmltvid's in mythtv 
database which is still painful.


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