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2004-03-29, 05:36 PM
Hi all,

yet another newbie question, i have just got an mvp and after a few probs getting GB-PVR to run, i thought i would get the tv listings up and running but i cannot for the life of me fathom out how to add the xmltv files or where to get them in the first place!

Please Please can someone help?http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

note:- i do not have a pvr350 yet

2004-03-29, 05:44 PM
Information on XMLTV and where to download the software etc can be found at http://membled.com/work/apps/xmltv/

When you've got your system producing XMLTV files, you can get GB-PVR to use them by editing the settings for the EPG Source in the Config app. This will allow you select a xmltv file. GB-PVR will automatically read this file some time between 3am and 4am, or you can force an update at any time you like using the Update EPG button in the Config app.

Which part of the world are you in?

2004-03-29, 05:48 PM

2004-03-29, 06:22 PM
wow, now that was quick!!!

thanx, i'll give it a go http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

2004-03-29, 07:35 PM
should rtfq sometimes, i'm in the uk and still can't work out how to get the base file

2004-03-30, 09:10 AM
If you're in the UK, the easiest way to get TV data is to use grabepg (I'm a convert http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif ) which can be downloaded from here:


See the thread 'Annanova' in the Support area for more details.

2004-03-30, 04:31 PM
now that's the baby!!!

cheers Dai, i've finally seen the light!!

2004-04-01, 05:52 PM
Or alternatively you can get a ready made XMLTV file from bleb.org at - see the following link from this board (it pays to search the board if you've got a problem!)

UK terrestrial XMLTV feed available (http://gbpvr.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=2;t=131;hl=xmltv)


2004-04-02, 10:16 AM
What the GrabEpg program does is simpy provide a front ent for downloading the file from bleb.


2004-04-19, 08:10 AM
Is any other UK user havring trouble accessing bleb.org for tv listings? I have not been able to acces the site for the last few days

2004-04-19, 08:17 AM
Apparently there has been a "glitch" with the bleb server, and it'll be up again soon.

2004-04-19, 07:43 PM
Cheers sub, hope it comes on soon this manual recording is a pain http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

2004-04-25, 02:34 AM
xmltv: error reading dm. value cannot be null. Paramerter name: string

I am getting this error when I go to update epg.

I have downloaded xmltv_automate and set it up. I have directed the epg source to the xml file.

What do I need to do to get the right?

I have a hauppauge 350


2004-04-25, 03:02 AM
Email me one of your xmltv files and I'll take a look. support@gbpvr.com

2004-04-29, 03:10 AM

I have sent my xmltv file to support@gbpvr.com from a hotmail account 5 days ago. However I realized it was not the one that I registared for this forum. So I sent one today from the aol account.

It bounce back undeliverable.

Anyone else have any ideas on how to get gbpvr to read the xmltv file from xmltv_automate and get rid of the error

xmltv: error reading dm. value cannot be null. Paramerter name: string


2004-04-29, 03:18 AM
Opps. That email address should have been support@devnz.com - sorry too many domains.

2004-04-29, 05:35 PM
I just got your email. It looks like you're pointing GB-PVR at the wrong XML file. The one you emailed is an XML config file, not the actual tv listings.