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  Reply # 1848019 17-Aug-2017 12:27
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Why don't you grab it directly from his github then?

 

You can view all the generated files on my Github (removed).
(All above links simply redirect to the latest Github files)


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  Reply # 1848021 17-Aug-2017 12:32
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Seems to be a lot of admin/updating needed to work this solution (just a comment).

 

Why is this, do the streams get blocked by ISPs/Content providers?  Or it is something else that breaks it.





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  Reply # 1848277 17-Aug-2017 23:18
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The source stream urls change slightly from time to time usually trivial to fix. But  yes at any stage the providers can choose to geo block or add token authorization to their streams.

 

Most of what is being discussed here is additions or improvements to this little project.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1848288 18-Aug-2017 05:59
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TRT World channel added

 

1080 hd  @ around 4.5mbits

 

TRT World is a 24-hour international English-language multimedia news organisation based in Istanbul, Turkey. It provides news and current affairs on television and online (including on mobile).

 

It is aimed at a worldwide market and is generally broadcast via satellite and cable operators. Besides Istanbul, the television station has Four broadcast centres in Washington D.C., London,Mumbai and Singapore

 

TRT World is part of the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation and is a member of the Association for International Broadcasting.

 

Its stated objective is to provide news "that inspires change

 

 


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  Reply # 1848462 18-Aug-2017 11:11
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I have Kodi running on both my W10 machine and on a Mibox4K (AndroidTV), my dns log is showing them both querying the epg url every 5 minutes. Is there anyway to increase this? I see no need to be checking it more frequently than every 30 minutes, in the case of a live event running longer, or every 24hours for normal TV.


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  Reply # 1848464 18-Aug-2017 11:15
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rscole86:

 

I have Kodi running on both my W10 machine and on a Mibox4K (AndroidTV), my dns log is showing them both querying the epg url every 5 minutes. Is there anyway to increase this? I see no need to be checking it more frequently than every 30 minutes, in the case of a live event running longer, or every 24hours for normal TV.

 

 

Not a freeview IP issue, but a kodi one: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=283721





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  Reply # 1848466 18-Aug-2017 11:18
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rscole86:

 

Matt has an epg for BOTH au and nz, check his latest post from today for the new epg.xml file. Google and then go to his latest post.

 

 

I installed this last night, it works like a treat. Nice to have the TV Guide for both NZ and Aussie channels. The PVR IPTV Simple client works like a treat and this is the first time I have used this functionality in Kodi. Its much nicer than having to go into different apps etc. 


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  Reply # 1848469 18-Aug-2017 11:24
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Assuming I am looking in the right place, it was already set to 120mins and is obviously ignoring it. (andvanced or expert) Settings/PVR & Live TV/Guide/Update Interval.

 

 

 

EDIT: Obviously I can only see that it is checking for the domain every 5 minutes, I am not sure if it is pulling the xml file every 5 minutes. Or only doing that every 120.

 

EDIT2: Changed it from 120mins to 15mins, and it has made no difference, dns logs still show 5 minutes look ups. Appears I am not the only one with this issue, but I cannot see any complaints on the kodi forums or their bug tracker.


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  Reply # 1848479 18-Aug-2017 11:40
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I found this - which looks like the place you can change settings - but requires some backend fiddling

 

http://kodi.wiki/view/Advancedsettings.xml#epg

 

I think the epgs contain around 7 days worth of content - so cant really see it needs checking more than every 24hrs in my view.

 

I cant see that any of those settings show as 5 minute activities though.

 

EDIT: Polling a server every 5 minutes would be ok - downloading mbs of data every 5 minutes would obvioulsy be over the top.

 

Makes me think that perhaps downloading the epg to a local share on your server/pc and making the kodi box pick it up from there may be a good idea after all.





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  Reply # 1848545 18-Aug-2017 13:55
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I have given the advancedsettings.xml a try and it does not make any difference unfortunately. Looks like I will just have to leave it and hope the hosts do not mind the excess look ups.


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  Reply # 1848547 18-Aug-2017 13:59
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rscole86:

 

I have given the advancedsettings.xml a try and it does not make any difference unfortunately. Looks like I will just have to leave it and hope the hosts do not mind the excess look ups.

 

 

Was it this one? <updatecheckinterval>300</updatecheckinterval>

 

 Also this implies its seconds:

 

set values for epg in advancedsettings.xml like mentioned in http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=...pid1982258
the example in the wiki writes minutes for the interval, in fact it seems to be seconds

works in kodi 15.1

<advancedsettings>
<epg>
<updateemptytagsinterval>10800</updateemptytagsinterval>
<updatecheckinterval>10800</updatecheckinterval>
<activetagcheckinterval>10800</activetagcheckinterval>
</epg>
</advancedsettings>

 

https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=237109

 

 





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  Reply # 1848583 18-Aug-2017 14:40
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If you have another look i am pretty sure it is minutes.

 

 <lingertime>1440</lingertime>  <!-- keep X minutes of past epg data (default: 24h) -->
ie 1440/24=60

 

I have done some more digging and it looks like it is doing a look up every five minutes for the channels that do not have epg data. So in my logs it will be, France 24 English, NHK World, Aussie Bonus Channels, Bonus World Channels, Sky News UK, NASA TV Media Chanel, Bonus sports Event, DW English, RT, Nasa TV Public, TRT World, Eurnoews, RT Docs and Kodi 17 Test. It is correctly looking at the cache first, then going to Matt's github to see if that is updated. Unfortunately I cannot tell if it is downloading the 4mb file each time, or just looking for a header change?

 

Similar issue here, that was never resolved afaik.

 

 

 

EDIT: Not sure what has changed, but the advanced file appears to be working now in 17.3. The only other change I made was to delete the epg database file along with the m3u and xml chaches. I set my advanced to be 1440 minutes, and the dns log shows a look up at 24minutes. There is nothing in the old settings still that implies 5 mintes. It appears emptyepgtags is the setting, but no idea why it did not override 5mins. Now to see if I can replicate on the AndroidTV.


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  Reply # 1848610 18-Aug-2017 15:36
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rscole86:

If you have another look i am pretty sure it is minutes.


 <lingertime>1440</lingertime>  <!-- keep X minutes of past epg data (default: 24h) -->
ie 1440/24=60


I have done some more digging and it looks like it is doing a look up every five minutes for the channels that do not have epg data. So in my logs it will be, France 24 English, NHK World, Aussie Bonus Channels, Bonus World Channels, Sky News UK, NASA TV Media Chanel, Bonus sports Event, DW English, RT, Nasa TV Public, TRT World, Eurnoews, RT Docs and Kodi 17 Test. It is correctly looking at the cache first, then going to Matt's github to see if that is updated. Unfortunately I cannot tell if it is downloading the 4mb file each time, or just looking for a header change?


Similar issue here, that was never resolved afaik.


 


EDIT: Not sure what has changed, but the advanced file appears to be working now in 17.3. The only other change I made was to delete the epg database file along with the m3u and xml chaches. I set my advanced to be 1440 minutes, and the dns log shows a look up at 24minutes. There is nothing in the old settings still that implies 5 mintes. It appears emptyepgtags is the setting, but no idea why it did not override 5mins. Now to see if I can replicate on the AndroidTV.


Let us know what you find then. Every 5 minutes does seem over the top.




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  Reply # 1848659 18-Aug-2017 17:06
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So at the moment both Windows and AndroidTV (Mi Box3) are doing their look up no more than once every 24 minutes, based on me telling it to do look ups for empty epg every 1440 seconds. However Windows has now done a 48 minute look up, ie 2440 seconds. I do not mind it doing less, will monitor it over next few days and see how it goes.

 

My advancedsettings.xml file is as below;

 

<advancedsettings>
<loglevel hide="false">1</loglevel>
<epg>
<lingertime>1440</lingertime> <!-- keep X minutes of past epg data (default: 24h) -->
<updatecheckinterval>1440</updatecheckinterval> <!-- check if tables need to be updated every X minutes -->
<cleanupinterval>1440</cleanupinterval> <!-- remove old entries from the EPG every X minutes -->
<activetagcheckinterval>1440</activetagcheckinterval> <!-- check for updated active tags every X minute -->
<retryinterruptedupdateinterval>1440</retryinterruptedupdateinterval> <!-- retry an interrupted epg update after X seconds -->
<updateemptytagsinterval>1440</updateemptytagsinterval> <!-- override user selectable EPG update interval (minutes) for empty EPG tags -->
<displayupdatepopup>true</displayupdatepopup> <!-- display a progress popup while updating EPG data from clients -->
<displayincrementalupdatepopup>false</displayincrementalupdatepopup> <!-- also display a progress popup while doing incremental EPG updates -->
</epg>
</advancedsettings>

 

As @davidcole metioned, I am no longer convinced that all of them are minutes/seconds as per the comments. And with Windows doing it at 2880 instead of 1440 I am not sure what is going on exactly... but it is better than every 5 mins.


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  Reply # 1849040 20-Aug-2017 03:42
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Bonus sports event, channel 42 

 

Live stream  Maori TV Fiba Basketball

 

close Kodi and reopen if its not listed

 

 





 


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