[mythtv-users] Recording from Sky?
alastair.kerr at ed.ac.uk
Tue Jan 13 10:44:25 UTC 2009
Neil Bird wrote:
> Around about 12/01/09 14:54, Alastair Kerr typed ...
>> Now has anyone managed to automate capture of the sky channel numbers?
>> I have been stung a couple of times with the semi-regular re-numbering.
>> Granted it does not take too long to go through them with a mythweb
>> browser window open alongside sky's web site bit it is still a chore.
> I'm getting there; I cobbled together a perl script recently that takes
> the RT XMLTV grabber data (for xmltvids), scrapes the digitialspy website's
> list of Sky channels, then tried to match these up, giving a tally of Sky
> channel <-> xmltvid.
> The idea then is to go through the d/b looknig for xmltvids in this list
> that have a channum+freqid setting that doesn't match.
> It's sort of getting there, I'll share what I have so far soon. I have
> had to ignore certain ones (e.g,. BBC1/2/ITV) where the actual sky broadcast
> is regionalised (e.g., BBC1-SE) andso everyone will have a diff. xmltvid
> (matching their region), and also ones that RT doesn't list.
> I guess the 'ideal' solution is for this sort of thing to be wrapped up
> into the xmltv grabbers somehow, but that would require someone to maintain
> a hadr-list of sky channel <-> xmltvid.
This sounds very promising. Any sort of 'lookup table' would be
extremely useful. I look forward to seeing what you have done
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