Guide Data for Australia

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bklein
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Guide Data for Australia

Post by bklein » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:18 am

I have returned to MythTV after not using it for about 2 years. I used Shepherd for guide data but it seems no longer maintained and does not have guide data for new (or renamed) channels. I have read that OzTivo is an option. Is it any good? The fallback would be EIT. IceTV is also available but I do not want to pay for guide data.

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Re: Guide Data for Australia

Post by Steve Goodey » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:37 am

Topic moved from General to Australia.

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Re: Guide Data for Australia

Post by bklein » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:09 am

Well it looks like Oztivo isn't an option (at the moment at least) because they have "temporarily" suspended registrations. I'm still interested to know if it is any good, is actively maintained and if anybody knows if and when registrations will be allowed again.

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Re: Guide Data for Australia

Post by nexzzt » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:23 am

Can't help with Oztivo, but this is an option: http://www.xmltv.net/

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Re: Guide Data for Australia

Post by bklein » Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:42 am

Thanks. I will have to figure out if / how I can use this for MythTV.

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Re: Guide Data for Australia

Post by nexzzt » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:14 am

This is just a quick script I put together, could do with some checking etc. You can get your sourceid using:

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mysql -umythtv -p mythconverg -e "select sourceid from videosource"

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#!/bin/bash
XMLTVFILE='Brisbane.xml'
SOURCEID='1'

RESULT=$(wget -c http://xmltv.net/xml_files/$XMLTVFILE -P /tmp)
/usr/bin/mythfilldatabase --file --sourceid $SOURCEID --xmlfile /tmp/$XMLTVFILE

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Re: Guide Data for Australia

Post by bklein » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:26 am

Thanks. I'll have to spend some time working through this and trying it out. Shepherd does a lot of this work for you - including guided matching of channels with xmltvid's, updating the xmltvid's in Myth and even writing a line into user's crontab - so it will take me a while to try it out more manually. In the meantime I'm using EIT for the channels that Shepherd no longer has - the EIT data doesn't seem too bad.

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Re: Guide Data for Australia

Post by bklein » Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:14 pm

I ran the script. It populated the xml file. However with the mythfilldatabase part I got errors like those below for all channels - so no updates were made to mythconverg.

Do I need to insert these channel identifiers into mythconverg as the XMLTV ID's?

Also - Who is maintaining this site and where is it obtaining its data from?

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2020-09-26 21:59:40.627113 N  Unknown xmltv channel identifier: 96.yourtv.com.au - Skipping channel.
2020-09-26 21:59:40.627323 N  Unknown xmltv channel identifier: 99.yourtv.com.au - Skipping channel.

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Re: Guide Data for Australia

Post by paulh » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:00 pm

Looks like Schedules Direct are now testing a service for Australia for anyone interested in testing the new service.

https://lists.archive.carbon60.com/mythtv/users/634384

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Re: Guide Data for Australia

Post by nexzzt » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:23 pm

bklein wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:14 pm
I ran the script. It populated the xml file. However with the mythfilldatabase part I got errors like those below for all channels - so no updates were made to mythconverg.

Do I need to insert these channel identifiers into mythconverg as the XMLTV ID's?

Also - Who is maintaining this site and where is it obtaining its data from?

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2020-09-26 21:59:40.627113 N  Unknown xmltv channel identifier: 96.yourtv.com.au - Skipping channel.
2020-09-26 21:59:40.627323 N  Unknown xmltv channel identifier: 99.yourtv.com.au - Skipping channel.
Yes, you need to set the channel ID for each channel (using the MythTV-Backend setup -> Channel Editor) to match the IDs in the XML. Shepherd does this part for you which is a nice feature.

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Re: Guide Data for Australia

Post by nexzzt » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:24 pm

paulh wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:00 pm
Looks like Schedules Direct are now testing a service for Australia for anyone interested in testing the new service.

https://lists.archive.carbon60.com/mythtv/users/634384
I recall SD did this for Oz guide data a couple of years ago, then pulled it. It's great to have the option, but hope that doesn't happen again.

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