View Full Version : XMLTV - Channels OK but no epg data!?!?
06-13-2004, 09:50 AM
I'm struggling with XMLTV for a long time now.
I live in Israel - and there is no builtin support for tv_grab_il in XMLTV.exe.
I'm not a perl programer, so based on some one's work here in Israel (He works on LINUX only...) I managed to compile an XTMLTV.exe for israel. I get channels and show+description.
After reading every post on XMLTV here and installing everything I should have -
SageTV reads the channels OK but I could NOT get ANY epg data what so ever inside...
So I tried to simplify the epgdata.xml file and tried to enter a single epg data to SageTV. Still nothing.
Please, take a look/try the small epgdata.xml file (attached) and tell me what am I doing wrong...
06-13-2004, 09:51 AM
The attachment.... :blush:
06-13-2004, 09:53 AM
...And another thing...
If you can, please post a small epgdata.xml file that works - so I can test it on my system.
06-13-2004, 11:32 AM
<programme start="20040606062800 +0100" channel="1.tv.walla.co.il" clumpidx="0/1">
<title lang="en">ונינש ונחנא</title>
The channel info is OK, but the programmes need stop times to work in Sage...
You can add stop times to the programmes by passing the data through the XMLTV tv_sort tool which magically adds stop times based on the start time of the next programme.
You may find that the ?hebrew? text does not come out too well in Sage because XMLTV text is meant to only use basic ANSI characters.
Example programme info follows, XMLTV file attached.
<programme start="20040614223500 +0100" stop="20040614230500 +0100" channel="london.bbc1.bbc.co.uk" clumpidx="0/1">
<title lang="en">The Royle Family</title>
<desc lang="en">Comedy series about a working-class family from Manchester.
Tensions run high in the Royle household as Antony finally snaps after one too many nasty comments from Jim.</desc>
[EDIT] UK xmltv may cause problems with the xmltv plugin if you are using the latest version from the forum -- the version in the UK forum or the original version on the http://cory.metadot.com web page.
06-13-2004, 04:53 PM
:jump: working 99.9% :jump:
Well, I have channels & EPG data IN HEBREW!
Just had to change
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-8" ?>
which is hebrew encoding.
Time zone: +0300 was added.
And using ZipCode 00000 - I get perfect time.
BUT, can not use 3D accel. - I get spaces instead of hebrew chars.
Only works in Overlay mode... :confused:
Thanks for your info - it realy got me going again!
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