stuartf

UK TV Guide Missing station data

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Hi,

I have been getting no updates for several UK channels for the past week including BBC Four (all variants). I have cleared and reloaded the schedule. For these channels I just get "To be announced"

Anyone else seeing this?

Stuart

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I see the same thing and not just for UK channel. The EPG is empty after 3 days out. So much for the promise of 2 weeks of guide...

 

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Problem still exists for me in spite of bitching at GeniaTech multiple times about it.  I also find that the DVB system seems to be broken also with some channels just blank.  If I wasn't so happy with my Netstream 4Sat, I'd ditch EyeTV.  Think I'll start looking for an alternative but other than the Gracenote being rubbish it does everything I want.

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Still happening to me with UK channels like ITV ITV3 ITV2 Challenge Film4.  I find that I have to clear the EPG Guide Data, delete the EPG database file in the EYETV folder, then fetch the new data from the servers.  It's a real pain to do this about once a week.  My account is up for renewal in June and I'm unsure if I should renew.  

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The problem with missing schedules is still happening after yesterdays update to EyeTV

There is nothing showing after next Friday for me.

I used to use xmltv for my listings which was flawless and free. Unfortunately the Radio Times feed was switched off a couple of years ago and I have failed to get the xmltv coder to work with the replacement (mostly my lack of patience)

Also the DVB feed has been broken for a while too, so no option at the moment that this appalling Gracenote service


Stuart

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try this : http://www.xmltv.co.uk/feeds

I will not renew my guide subscription and I'm already moving to this. I have a script in my cron table that wget this file and use EyeTV to open it.

bye bye Gracenote (and probably soon bye bye EyeTV seeing how things are going with the HDHomerun...).

 

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25 minutes ago, rpineau said:

try this : http://www.xmltv.co.uk/feeds

I will not renew my guide subscription and I'm already moving to this. I have a script in my cron table that wget this file and use EyeTV to open it.

 

Thank you. I was aware of this site and didn't realise I could simply use the feed directly without transformation

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16 hours ago, rpineau said:

try this : http://www.xmltv.co.uk/feeds

I will not renew my guide subscription and I'm already moving to this. I have a script in my cron table that wget this file and use EyeTV to open it.

bye bye Gracenote (and probably soon bye bye EyeTV seeing how things are going with the HDHomerun...).

 

Hi,  Would you mind sharing your script and how to implement it?

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After I though that I had got it back working, the very next update from Gracenote has left gaping holes in my EPG again.  Had enough.  Switched back to DVB to see how I get on.

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3 minutes ago, JasonH said:

After I though that I had got it back working, the very next update from Gracenote has left gaping holes in my EPG again.  Had enough.  Switched back to DVB to see how I get on.

Please keep us posted on your experience with DVB. When I tried it a few weeks ago I only got a few hours of updates.

In the past I woudl get 7-8 days after a few hours

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Here is my script, it's saved as xmltv_refresh.sh. You will need to change the path to wherever your EyeTV is and also wherever you put the script. Mine is in a  xmltv diretory in my home directory :

#!/bin/bash
cd ~/xmltv
wget -q  http://www.xmltv.co.uk/feed/6582 -O uk.xml
# load xml EPG in EyeTV
/usr/bin/open -a /Applications/Video/EyeTV.app ~/xmltv/uk.xml

I't s called from my crontab every night at midnight :

PATH=/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:/opt/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/
SHELL=/bin/bash

00 00 * * * $HOME/xmltv/xmltv_refresh.sh >/dev/null 2>&1

Rodolphe

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13 hours ago, rpineau said:

Here is my script, it's saved as xmltv_refresh.sh. You will need to change the path to wherever your EyeTV is and also wherever you put the script. Mine is in a  xmltv diretory in my home directory :


#!/bin/bash
cd ~/xmltv
wget -q  http://www.xmltv.co.uk/feed/6582 -O uk.xml
# load xml EPG in EyeTV
/usr/bin/open -a /Applications/Video/EyeTV.app ~/xmltv/uk.xml

I't s called from my crontab every night at midnight :


PATH=/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:/opt/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/
SHELL=/bin/bash

00 00 * * * $HOME/xmltv/xmltv_refresh.sh >/dev/null 2>&1

Rodolphe

Rodolphe,

 Thanks a bunch!  Have things working manually using 'curl' instead of 'wget' as 'wget' not native on OS X.  xmldv.co.uk running now.  Going to look at implementing using Apple Script.  Will publish when working.

Cheers,  Old Goat

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How many ways can you skin a cat?  Well here's 2 more besides cron daemon:

https://developer.apple.com/library/content/documentation/MacOSX/Conceptual/BPSystemStartup/Chapters/CreatingLaunchdJobs.html

https://superuser.com/questions/1253244/run-applescript-at-a-specific-second  (Uses Calendar app to run AppleScript every day)

I'm favouring launcd as I already have some at startup & shutdown.

 

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Sorry I forgot that wget is not there by default (I have MacPorts installed). Curl works perfectly indeed to get the data.

Regards,

Rodolphe

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