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RadioTimes XMLTV feed ending on 16 June 2016

Postby lisag » Fri May 20, 2016 7:30 am

Hello,

Sad news, more details here:

https://metabroadcast.com/blog/changes-to-atlas-access

Also, despite their alleged 'commitment' to the xmltv community Atlas are changing their term and conditions so that we can only grab 24 hours at one time, so this feed is no good as a replacement for HTPC / Media Centre users.

However, they do suggest Schedules Direct, and Schedules Direct do now indeed, provide listings for countries outside the US, including the UK within their new 'JSON' feed, (subscription required of $25 per year).

http://www.schedulesdirect.org/regions

So, the question is, is their any way at all that XMLTV GUI could be updated to support the Schedules Direct JSON service?

And, as an extra additional point, what I really like with using XMLTV GUI with the RadioTimes feed is that my EPG gets populated with really good quality data in the format like this:

Marcella Season 1 episode 3 of 8

I have used multiple grabbers and feeds and can't find any other way of getting this quality of data with season X episode y of z, which is so helpful in getting to properly use the advanced scheduling options of my TV server (Argus TV).

Many thanks!

lisa
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Re: RadioTimes XMLTV feed ending on 16 June 2016

Postby alanbirtles » Fri May 20, 2016 7:51 am

I'd suggest using digiguide, their data is really good and not too expensive.
http://getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=244375
configuration instructions are at http://www.birtles.org.uk/xmltv/wiki/in ... le=UK_Digi
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Re: RadioTimes XMLTV feed ending on 16 June 2016

Postby lisag » Fri May 20, 2016 5:29 pm

Thanks Alan,

I have used Digiguide before and didn't get very good quality data, I have tried again though hoping for improvements, but sadly there is none. I get very little, if any, season or episode data from Digiguide. I tried to attach the grabbed file, but it was too big. If you are able to look into this and want any more info / data from me, just let me know.

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Re: RadioTimes XMLTV feed ending on 16 June 2016

Postby alanbirtles » Fri May 20, 2016 7:37 pm

I'm not likely to have time to write a new grabber any time soon I'm afraid, so your options are either stick with digiguide or write your own grabber.
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