A while ago I was having some problems with the epg files downloaded from http://epg.pvr.geek.nz/epg/. These are described in the topic http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=34&TopicId=19844.
After downloading a new file the problems were resolved. But over the last few days I seem to be having the same problem.
This shows up as a patchy tv guide in VMC with mostly "No data available". The programme data that does show is clearly not right e.g. Nigella Feasts on Sky Movies Greats.
I have checked the contents of http://epg.pvr.geek.nz/epg/ which shows up as:
Index of /epg
Name Last modified Size Description
Parent Directory -
icons/ 12-Mar-2008 09:26 -
listings-all.xml.gz 05-Apr-2008 13:12 228K
listings-freeview.xml.gz 05-Apr-2008 13:12 133K
listings-sky.xml.gz 05-Apr-2008 13:12 92K
listings.xml.gz 05-Apr-2008 13:12 120K
I then looked at a couple of the files and immediately saw some inconsistencies. For example:
- Some oddities from the listings-all file:
<programme start="20080410230000 +1200" stop="20080410231000 +1200" channel="movie-greats.sky.co.nz">
<title lang="eng">Te Karere</title>
<programme start="20080408110000 +1200" stop="20080408113000 +1200" channel="sport-highlights.sky.co.nz">
<title lang="eng">Shortland Street</title>
<desc>Tuesday decides to reinvent herself. Sarah is driven to extremes. Libby uses Gerald to put off Sunil.</desc>
- Some more from the listings-sky file:
<programme channel="movie-greats.sky.co.nz" start="20080410213000 +1200" stop="20080410215500 +1200">
<title lang="eng">ONE News Tonight</title>
<desc>ONE News Tonight</desc>
<programme channel="movie-greats.sky.co.nz" start="20080410215500 +1200" stop="20080410223000 +1200">
<title lang="eng">Tagata Pasifika</title>
I am not complaining (the folks that make these files available obviously go to a good deal of trouble for us all), but I wonder whether we can help to resolve this.