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    UltraXMLTV Enhancer and mc2xml

    Everything works as advertised but...mc2xml is fast and reliable. The problem is I get too much info. Namely channels I don't need or want. With zap2xml the channels downloaded are controlled by the setup in your account. Running the enhancer on the zap2xml file is slow because I download and overwrite the descriptions with the ones from tvdb. I expect this so not really an issue. With mc2xml you pick your channels based on a list. I have tried different combinations to keep the file as small as possible. Still I get extra channels because the program uses a close match instead of an exact match to the channel list. If I use a number say 39 I get 39 knsd and 39 knsdhd. If I use the call sign I get 39knsd 829knsd 8739knsd. Its a DISH network thing. This is all duplicated data which is also downloaded by the enhancer and takes forever. What I would like to know is: Is it difficult to write a script that would take the data downloaded with mc2xml and delete, filter, process out the data based on an exact match channel list before I send the file to the enhancer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike S View Post
    Everything works as advertised but...mc2xml is fast and reliable. The problem is I get too much info. Namely channels I don't need or want. With zap2xml the channels downloaded are controlled by the setup in your account. Running the enhancer on the zap2xml file is slow because I download and overwrite the descriptions with the ones from tvdb. I expect this so not really an issue. With mc2xml you pick your channels based on a list. I have tried different combinations to keep the file as small as possible. Still I get extra channels because the program uses a close match instead of an exact match to the channel list. If I use a number say 39 I get 39 knsd and 39 knsdhd. If I use the call sign I get 39knsd 829knsd 8739knsd. Its a DISH network thing. This is all duplicated data which is also downloaded by the enhancer and takes forever. What I would like to know is: Is it difficult to write a script that would take the data downloaded with mc2xml and delete, filter, process out the data based on an exact match channel list before I send the file to the enhancer?
    I won't be doing anything to help filter channels within UltraXMLTV. I don't have the time, sorry. whurlston made a remark saying it might be easy to write something to do this. I've popped a message on the mc2xml thread...
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    Thanks for the response. Your programs are great and I was just wondering. My skills in this area are weak but I might give it a try.

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    I'm working on something like that at this moment. I've created NLGrabXMLTV, a grabber for the Netherlands. A lot of coding for that program can be used for an xmltv filter program, so I'm giving it a try. I don't know when I'm finished though .

    Basicly the program gets an xmltv as input and filters out the channels you don't want (using a config.xml), renaming (channel id) and sorting the channels to an output xmltv file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike S View Post
    Everything works as advertised but...mc2xml is fast and reliable. The problem is I get too much info. Namely channels I don't need or want. With zap2xml the channels downloaded are controlled by the setup in your account. Running the enhancer on the zap2xml file is slow because I download and overwrite the descriptions with the ones from tvdb. I expect this so not really an issue. With mc2xml you pick your channels based on a list. I have tried different combinations to keep the file as small as possible. Still I get extra channels because the program uses a close match instead of an exact match to the channel list. If I use a number say 39 I get 39 knsd and 39 knsdhd. If I use the call sign I get 39knsd 829knsd 8739knsd. Its a DISH network thing. This is all duplicated data which is also downloaded by the enhancer and takes forever. What I would like to know is: Is it difficult to write a script that would take the data downloaded with mc2xml and delete, filter, process out the data based on an exact match channel list before I send the file to the enhancer?
    Try filtering on channel id (if using the latest mc2xml version)? Look in the xml file and find the channel ids like "I39.#####.microsoft.com" and use those in the mc2xml.chl file since they should be unique.

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    Wow! This works good.
    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    I'm working on something like that at this moment. I've created NLGrabXMLTV, a grabber for the Netherlands. A lot of coding for that program can be used for an xmltv filter program, so I'm giving it a try. I don't know when I'm finished though .

    Basicly the program gets an xmltv as input and filters out the channels you don't want (using a config.xml), renaming (channel id) and sorting the channels to an output xmltv file.

    Chris
    That would be cool, if there's a nice interface to help choose the channels. Using consoles, or hand editing text files leave too much room for error when there are a lot of the channels...
    Last edited by zehd; 2008-08-10 at 06:20 PM.
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    If you have something like a config GUI (to choose exclude channels) and then a console to input output the file, I could easily integrate that into Ultra.

    I'll leave that with you guys, even though as I thought more about it, (whurlston was right) it should be easy to do something like this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zehd View Post
    If you have something like a config GUI (to choose exclude channels) and then a console to input output the file, I could easily integrate that into Ultra.

    I'll leave that with you guys, even though as I thought more about it, (whurlston was right) it should be easy to do something like this...
    Hmmm, I'm wasn't thinking about a GUI, sorry. I've been working with a config.xml file that is first generated by the program using -sample as a parameter, giving all possible channels. Notepad editing is the next step

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    Hmmm, I'm wasn't thinking about a GUI, sorry. I've been working with a config.xml file that is first generated by the program using -sample as a parameter, giving all possible channels. Notepad editing is the next step

    Chris
    OK. Well I'll wait and see what you have. My philosophy has always been to give the user a gui to work with, and I had a few ideas that I might want to work on.

    After thought, I think that Ultra would be a good place to handle channel choices, keeping some of the same gui design I have for Categories and Genre colours.

    Of course that would be enough work that I might have trouble finding the time. So I'll wait a bit...
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