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Atlas Metabroadcast Grabber

Postby pbathuk » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:18 pm

Hi,

I would just like to say how much I adore this program and use it every day (well the windows scheduler uses the program every day but file it creates is used on the EPG everyday).

I was just wondering with the recent changes to the Radio times feed and the loss currently of a few features (namely Film genre and star rating) how hard would it be to grab the data directly from atlas metabroadcast? I am unsure how it is done so it could be a naive question.

Cheers

Phil
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Re: Atlas Metabroadcast Grabber

Postby alanbirtles » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:37 pm

it would certainly be possible but I dont have time to do it myself
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Re: Atlas Metabroadcast Grabber

Postby pbathuk » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:37 pm

Could you point me towards any resource where I could possibly learn how the grabber works and interacts with your program so that I could look at building a grabber myself. I will have to speak to Atlas as well as from what I read on their site you have I use an api key.

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Re: Atlas Metabroadcast Grabber

Postby alanbirtles » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:02 pm

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Re: Atlas Metabroadcast Grabber

Postby pbathuk » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:09 pm

Hi Alan,

Thanks for the info. I have looked through it and although its starting to make sense I seem to be getting stuck.

I unfortunately can't link directly to the Atlas data as you need a license & API which I don't want to setup for obvious reasons (cost) however I thought I would have a look through the current UK_RT grabber to see if I could add some of the lost features back in (i.e. Film: etc) I have looked through the script and get to
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UK_RT.ProcessPrograms(grabber,channel.ID,page,IgnoreTBA)
point and can't seem to figure out what file / function it is using. I have searched through every file in the XMLTV GUI folder but can't find the ProcessPrograms call.

Any help is gratefully received

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Re: Atlas Metabroadcast Grabber

Postby alanbirtles » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:57 pm

the radio times grabber is implemented inside the program not in a script.
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Re: Atlas Metabroadcast Grabber

Postby pbathuk » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:27 am

Ah that will explain why I could not find anything on it.

Will just have to wait I guess until the new model is implemented in the program.

I had a look at possibly paying for Digiguide but with that I lose all the season & episode numbers so its one or the other it seems.

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