Fwd: Re: [mythtv-users] tv_grab_dvb
steve at one47.co.uk
Thu May 6 19:22:20 EDT 2004
Rob Willett wrote:
> Quoting Steve Davies <steve at one47.co.uk>:
>>Markus Beerhues wrote:
>>>is there anybody who tried out this (in Germany)?
>>>It's online since 20.04.2004!
>>>tv_grab_dvb - dump dvb epg info in xmltv
>>:) :) :)
>>8 day EPG was enabled on the Crystal palace UK transmitter today, and this
>>program reads the data fine. You will get no data if tuned to Mux-A, which
>>notably contains Channel "five".
>>If nobody with more time does not beat me to it, I hope to update
>>mythfilldatabase etc to support this tool, and the DVB code to cycle
>>frequencies when idle. OTOH I have no spare time in the immediate future :(
> Go for it! I've been working on a program to help distribute XMLTV files around
> so that we can off-load the work from the RT site and speed everybody else up. I
> suppose it's Napster for the EPG world <grin>. We're still at the alpha stage,
> we have code that we're setting up to test but hopefully (!) sometime in the
> near future we can get this out ot the world. I'm not sure if your work would
> supercede it, probably not as the Freeview EPG would only do Freeview stations.
> As a matter of interest how do I get the EPG up on my system?
It turns out that this EPG data is still pretty skimpy. I have added to the
current tool, and will contribute the new code in case it helps, but I don't
think the data is available in full yet.
To get EPG:
1) Buy a digibox that supports EPG
2) Press the guide button
Steve Davies steve at one47.co.uk
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