SJB:boez:TerminalMan: Hello all
I've got EPG Collector correctly obtaining an XML file from Sky UK and I'm popuilating Media Center via TVSource. All the data seems to come into MC OK but the issue I have is that in Media Center's Movie Browser, non of the extra movie metadata is populated for movie details obtained via XML - ie no cover art, actors, review etc. It obviously knows they are movies as they appear in Movie Browser. My system gets all this info fine for movies on channels that are obtained by my normal DVB-T feed so the mechanism works - just not for the XML obtained by EPG Collector. (Previous to using EPG Collector, I was using another method to get the XML for Sky and with this, the metadata was looked up ok.) Anyone in the UK getting a fully populated movie browser with EPG Collector?
Media Center needs a 'date' tag in the EPG data before it will go and look up a movie and then show the extra metadata.
Unfortunately the data from the Sky stream doesn't appear to provide the movie release date other than (usually) somewhere in the program description (or maybe Steve doesn't save it to the XML data?). I've manually added a date tag to a few movies before importing it into MC and confirmed that the extra metadata appears.
The Collector does do some editing on the program description for OpenTV, especially for the NZ broadcast. The format of the title and description is different for each location (NZL, AUS, GBR).
If you want to see the unedited data add Debug:LOGTITLES,LOGDESCRIPTIONS to the ini file. This will create EPG Titles.log and EPG Descriptions.log. These files are much easier to read than the xmltv file.
I'm quite happy to put in more editing of the titles and descriptions if it will help. As the Location parameter is mandatory for OpenTV the editing can be specific to a location.
Take a look at the data and let me know if you would like any changes.
I looked at the debug and for most movies, the description in the UK (SKY) is the following form:-
"More museum mayhem, as Ben Stiller and his ancient allies battle to keep camp pharaoh Hank Azaria from world domination. Manic family fun with Owen Wilson and Amy Adams. (2009)(101 mins)"
Is there any chance of parsing out the date at the end and adding it as a new tag into the XML for each movie? ie
From what I can see, this would just have to be done for categories 192 to 210 ie all the movie categories.
Whilst not all movie descriptions have the date in the description, it seems like the vast majority do.
This would be brilliant for all the UK SKY users using Media Center.