[mythtv-users] Running SD JSON grabber on separate system to MythTV backend

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Wed Jun 8 15:37:10 UTC 2016

Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm in Australia and use a grabber called Shepherd. The way I run this is from a shell script and it outputs an XMLTV file. Once I have that XMLTV file I load it into MythTV:
> mythfilldatabase --only-update-guide --file --sourceid 1 --xmlfile output.xmltv

Ah that's simple then. I'll knock up a cron job that periodically checks for the file, and configure my little grabber box to just scp/rsync it across.

Oh yes, and de-configure the existing grabber when I remember where that's set up !

Ian Campbell <ijc at hellion.org.uk> wrote:

> Is Squeeze old enough that even the perlbrew approach suggested in
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tv.xmltv.devel/11266
> will struggle dependencies wise?

I wasn't aware of that.
I'll carry on as I am for the moment and perhaps take a look at it when I have more time. It would be more convenient to have everything on the one box !

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