Gentoo MythTV

13. 10. 08

EPG data for Austria/Germany/Switzerland

Filed under: configuration, handy tools, Main — Tags: , , , — niko86 @ 2:02

if you are searching for good EPG Data for AT/DE/CH with categorys and stuff, you might just have found the answer.
You might think: “Why doesn’t this bloke use nxtvepg..?”, Well, i took a look, but since i found a good grabber and i read that nxtvepg doesn’t provide more than a few days of guide data, i will stick with the grabber.
first i tried tvm2xml from: http://mythtv.linux-dude.de/
it works quite good, is quite fast, but i just can’t get good epg data for some of the channels.
after a while of searching i read about epgdata.com, they are providing good epgdata ready to download in xml format for a little anual fee.
you can grab and use the data with tv_grab_eu_epgdata from the xmltv package which you should download manually from the xmltv project site since the version in the portage tree is quite old.
you can get 16 days of epg data from epgdata.com.
it may be possible to get some more, but the grabber seems to be broken since it exits with an error if you specifiy more than 16 days.
if you know another alternative feel free to post a comment.

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