[mythtv-users] mythtv users in the UK - EPG
ned20 at sussex.ac.uk
Tue Jun 1 17:47:53 EDT 2004
right, but that's good, in a way, because in that case I can experiment
without it having to spend hours getting the data!
> Charlie Brej wrote:
>> Nicholas Devenish wrote:
>>> How much info do you get? I can only get the program names and times
>>> (no descriptions or anything) - can you get more information?
>>> I found that tv_grab_uk_rt has a -slow option, but how do I get
>>> mythfilldatabase to pass that to it? Will that give me more program
>> Yes it will. It used to be the case that I had to edit the
>> tv_grab_uk_rt executable but now you can just pass '--graboptions
>> "--slow" ' on the command line.
> I was going to post an 'oops' to my mail
> But looking at the code I think I see a bug...
> if you use the --graboptions it concatenates it to the source grabber
> and then does a text comparison with the expected grabber names so it
> will always fall through to:
> isNorthAmerica = true;
> command.sprintf("nice %s --days 1 --offset %d --config-file '%s' "
> "--output %s", xmltv_grabber.ascii(),
> offset, configfile.ascii(), filename.ascii());
> So it looks like it will always just get --days 1 if you use
> --graboptions (unless --graboptions has --days 1 and the parser uses
> the 1st arg, not the 2nd)
> Hmm. Let me know if it breaks - actually, make that when ;)
>> The slow option will make the grabber run for about an hour per day
>> it fetches. I like to refresh a few days ahead and fetch about 6 days
>> every day so it would run from 4am till 10am. So instead I run each
>> day fetch in parralel.
> each day I pull 3x 1 day grabs in cron:
> * tomorrow - last minute refresh
> * today +7 - usually solid a week ahead (no "to be announced"s)
> * today +13 - gives a good idea whats coming (some tbas, often films
> but usually series (eg farscape!) are known)
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