Schedules Direct now open for membership.
- Hey all, just wanted to make sure everyone saw that
Schedules Direct is now out
of beta testing and fully open for anyone who wants to sign up.
- With the release of 0.20.2 the other day, switching your Myth config over
from using Zap2It labs for data is fairly easy. Please see
mailing list posting from Bruce for a short set of instructions - but
it mainly just boils down to running mythtv-setup, changing the existing
listings grabber to Schedules Direct, and putting in your new username +
password (assuming you kept the same lineup config as on the old Labs
website). Took me well under 10 minutes.
- I know, it's a bit hard to start paying for guide data. It was free for
so long! I'm not sure how many of you were around during the bad old
days of having to screen scrape to get listings data, but it was
decidedly not fun. Constantly upgrading XMLTV to deal with website
changes, etc. So, really, I don't think paying a little bit for a
stable source of good, complete data is unreasonable. This was the
best alternative we developers could come up with, given the lack of
options available to us, but I realize that not everyone will agree.
- If you're on the fence about signing up due to feeling that the price
is currently too high and you'd rather just wait, I'd like to ask you
to please reconsider. SD is a non-profit org run by open source/free
software developers for the benefit of the users - not out to make
money on this stuff - and the monthly/yearly price of membership will
be lowered to meet costs. But, how much the price goes down initially
will really depend on how many users sign up during these first months.
- And finally, I'd like to thank everyone who has already become a member
of SD - your support of this project is great. =) And if you haven't,
please consider becoming a
member of Schedules Direct. Thanks.
Posted by Isaac on August 27th 2007