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BarryMoore
2004-01-22, 04:50 PM
I'm trying to get GB-PVR up and running but I can't get hold of any TV schedules. Everything I have found so far has pointed to Ananova but their website says

"Sorry, but Ananova is no longer able to bring you TV listings."

Could someone point me in the direction of an alternative source for the UK version of the XML file please

AndyCherry
2004-01-22, 05:02 PM
Oh bugger!

I've just checked - my download from ananova last night worked - the listings were still available last night in xml format, but they are showing as not available in HTML form.

Looks like we may need to find another route - have a look on xmltv.org and search for the UK.

Cheers,
Andy

colin
2004-01-22, 05:11 PM
xmltv uk script uses the xml feed from annanova. So unless they keep the xml feed going looks like another source has to be found,

Colin.

AndyCherry
2004-01-23, 05:38 PM
The ananova xml feed is dead... my download failed last night.

Cheers,
Andy

sub
2004-01-23, 05:52 PM
Yes, I've also heard from other sources that its no more. Bugger...

sub
2004-01-23, 05:53 PM
I'm sure someone will come up with another XMLTV source for the UK in no time.

BarryMoore
2004-01-26, 02:58 PM
Anyone know of another source yet?

roo
2004-01-26, 03:19 PM
from what I can tell from reading other forums:

MythTV users are on the case:
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/perl/mailarc/gforum.cgi?post=103065

It should be possible to transform these XML listings
http://www.bleb.org/tv2/data/listings/
into XMLTV - not sure if anyone is working on this:
http://www.bleb.org/tv/maillist/msg00069.html

Digiguide can't help:
http://forums.digiguide.com/topic.a....d=12333 (http://forums.digiguide.com/topic.asp?whichpage=1&pagesize=15&id=12333)

Ed at XMLTV is working on a replacement:
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tv.xmltv.general/730/

I'm sure something will turn up soon!

Andy

sub
2004-01-26, 03:59 PM
Just come in now from the MythTV mailing list:

"Yes, grab the latest CVS version of tv_grab_uk_rt. It has been recently fixed"

BarryMoore
2004-01-27, 12:58 PM
Thanks for those links - interesting reading.

sub
2004-02-29, 09:35 PM
PaulMc has just pointed out a new Windows based grabber for the UK that will grab its listings from bleb.org. You can download it from http://www.rubiconsystems.com/tv/grabepg.zip

box2k2
2004-03-01, 09:21 AM
Cool! Quick!

Lackng a little automation... http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

Anyone got any ideas?

Dai
2004-03-01, 11:03 AM
I'm downloading from bleb, specifying XMLTV format and it imports perfectly into GBPVR without having to do any reformating or anything.

I've got a batch file with the following line in it:

explorer "http://www.bleb.org/tv/data/listings?days=-1..6&channels=bbc1,bbc2,itv1,ch4,five&format=XMLTV "

It provides a zip file with an XMLTV file in it.

Paul Mc
2004-03-01, 04:28 PM
Quote[/b] (box2k2 @ Mar. 01 2004,10:21)]Lackng a little automation... http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

Anyone got any ideas?
Can you tell me alittle more about what you are looking for?

The idea was to provide an interface to the bleb.org data. *It also unzips the file after downloading.

If it useful and people suggest ideas then I'll improve the program.

Regards,
Paul

Paul Mc
2004-03-02, 10:39 AM
I have updated the program with command line parameters to allow it to run without the GUI. *The included readme.txt describes the changes.

www.rubiconsystems.com/tv/grabepg.zip (http://www.rubiconsystems.com/tv/grabepg.zip)

Regards,
Paul

Dai
2004-03-02, 01:09 PM
You work nearly as quickly as Sub http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Thanks Paul, thats really useful now I can have a button which fetches the data, and loads it into GBPRV completely non interactively.

box2k2
2004-03-17, 07:23 PM
Paul> Sorry, been offline for AGES!

Thats exactly what I was looking for. I set up a schedule to run every night, it downloads, GBPVR updates and the guide is always upto date. No clicks, programs or fiddling.

Life is good again!