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Old 10-31-2012, 09:18 AM
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Updating DVB-S frequency files automatically

I've been more and more disappointed by the fact that broadcasters are frequently changing their DVBS parameters without notice and as a consequence to miss recordings.

On a standard STB like the SkyBox the lineups are changed automatically OTA, but what about us with tuner cards?

So I came up with the idea to write a SageTV plugin that will be able to fetch data from well regarded websites like "KingOfSat" and automatically update your existing .frq files minimizing the risk of missing recordings

Sounds good?

Well, I'm in the specification phase of the project so this is your chance to provide your suggestions if you wish.

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:37 AM
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Unhappy Another round of new frequencies

Unfortunately on the 1st November 2012 another big lot of frequency changes has effected the UK freesat lovers!

On a bright side, I'm currently testing the HTML scaper I've written which takes the data from "KingOfSat" website and is working pretty well...so keep watching...

Few weeks and hopefully missing recordings will be a thing of the past

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:46 AM
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Sounds like a great idea !
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I've been pondering the exact same issue, just discovered this post.

I have put together a very rough and ready process that sends an Email daily showing the changes.
Take a look at

http://ccgi.mattandden.plus.com/?page_id=60

Also looking to take it further to create the Lineup in Stephane's XML Importer automatically.
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I've been pondering the exact same issue, just discovered this post.

I have put together a very rough and ready process that sends an Email daily showing the changes.
Take a look at

http://ccgi.mattandden.plus.com/?page_id=60

Also looking to take it further to create the Lineup in Stephane's XML Importer automatically.
That's interesting, but I was thinking to something rather simpler. Basically the plugin will read your ".lnb" files and will automatically create/update the relevant ".frq" files as appropriate, then it will periodically look for changes and will update your ".frq" files under the hood.

The data source is the "KingOfSat" website.

The project is looking very promising indeed, as I said before, I've just completed the HTML parsing whereby I'm generating all the required information for SageTV and working on the integration to a proper plugin. I hope to have it done before Christmas as I'm kind of very busy at work and spare time very limited, but I will get there.

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:43 PM
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Europe only????

I was wondering whether there is potential interest on using this plugin outside Europe or not. I realised that the "KingOfSat" website provides very up-to-date and accurate data for European satellites only whereas "LyngSat" includes Asia and Americas as well, but the data are not updated so frequently and in more than one occasion I did find errors in the database.

Please let me know your thoughts as the "LyngSat" website is completely different to parse and don't want to mantain both, if you see what I mean.

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