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2003-12-07, 01:37 PM
In my XMLTV feed, I get multiple entries for the &lt;desc&gt; property for each programme. They seem to be in descending order of size (i.e. largest text first, smallest last) - I think GBPVR is only picking the last one up - is it possible to pick all of them up and use the most appropriate one for display (e.g. short description for the TV Guide display, long description for the detail when an entry is double-clicked.

2003-12-07, 05:21 PM
I&#39;ve temporarily changed GBPVR to pick up only the longest description. I&#39;ll revisit this in the future when I&#39;ve got a bit more time.

Can you email me one of your xmltv files?

2003-12-07, 06:43 PM
I&#39;ll email one through, but you can also pick up the latest from the following URL

http://www.ananova.com/tv_list....2.53.54 (http://www.ananova.com/tv_listings/_xmltv.php?day=day1&c=

This picks up the UK listings, for &quot;day1&quot; (ie. today) for channels 15 (BBC1 South), 29 (BBC2 South), 42 (ITV Meridian), 53 (Channel 4), and 54 (five)


2003-12-07, 07:50 PM
Thats pretty good the ananova willingly provide you with xmltv files, and they contain a full set of information. My local TV provided has just banned my IP address because I was doing hundreds of requests scrapping TV listings off their each night (2:00am). http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif