[mythtv-users] tv_grab_au (rex): some channels missing

Michael Cheshire (Mailing Lists) michael-mlists at cheshire.id.au
Mon Sep 4 22:37:56 UTC 2006


Yeah, but the python grabber from tvguide.org.au is so unstable on my 
system. (and on some other people's reading their mailing list).

Anyone able to write a better one? (or even better just unscramble the start 
times for yourtv :) )

M.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Max Barry" <mythtv at maxbarry.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] tv_grab_au (rex): some channels missing


> Paul Wayper wrote:
>> Or you could use the http://www.tvguide.org.au source and the tv_grab_au
>> script set up for it (which also does IceTV). This has the added 
>> advantage of
>> being legal and unlikely to cause YourTV to fsck with your data.
>
> YourTV has indeed just fscked with the data, which makes this an even
> better idea. However, can we stop perpetuating the myth that web
> scrapers are illegal? Just because a web page says "You must stand on
> one foot and touch your nose if you wish to use this data" does not mean
> you can be arrested for failing to do so.
>
> The least hysterical discussion I've seen of the legal issues
> surrounding TV grabbers is here:
>
> http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~willu/xmltv/index.html#Legal
>
> Max.
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