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  Reply # 152236 28-Jul-2008 22:45
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One reason to use the epg.pvr.geek.nz data rather than xmltvnz is that it's free. Even the tools used to create it are free. You don't have to "donate" to get a closed peice of software which just scrapes websites.




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  Reply # 153165 1-Aug-2008 00:27
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Hi

Was hoping i could get the step by steps to get this going also, having lots of trouble :(

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  Reply # 153465 1-Aug-2008 22:40
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loryda: Hi

Was hoping i could get the step by steps to get this going also, having lots of trouble :(

Cheers
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Take a look at this thread on setting up Vista MCE and Bladerunner 3.0:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=34&TopicId=13313

But instead of using xmltvnz to fetch the listings use a batch script like the following:

REM ******************************************
REM ***** Fetch EPG from epg.pvr.geek.nz *****
REM ******************************************
c:
cd c:\Windows\ehome\bladerunnerpro\
del /q /f listings-freeview.xml.gz
wget "http://epg.pvr.geek.nz/epg/listings-freeview.xml.gz"
del /q /f c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\listings-freeview.xml
gzip -d c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\listings-freeview.xml
copy /Y listings-freeview.xml c:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\GuideData\xmltv.xml
copy /Y xmltv.dtd c:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\GuideData\xmltv.dtd
copy /Y FreeViewChannelInfo.xml c:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\Quickguide\ChannelInfo.xml
BladeRunner.exe
REM ******************************************


NOTE: you will also have to hunt down gzip and wget command line utils for windows, google is your friend here :)




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  Reply # 153482 2-Aug-2008 00:53
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I must be thick, still cant get this to work..

have followed the instructions on the tutorial (didnt install or do anything with tvxb as i need sky listings)

created the batch file as you described (with changes for the sky listings instead.. think im right?)..


REM ******************************************
REM ***** Fetch EPG from epg.pvr.geek.nz *****
REM ******************************************
c:
cd c:\Windows\ehome\bladerunnerpro\
del /q /f listings-sky.xml.gz
wget "http://epg.pvr.geek.nz/epg/listings-sky.xml.gz"
del /q /f c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\listings-sky.xml
gzip -d c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\listings-sky.xml
copy /Y listings2.xml c:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\GuideData\xmltv.xml
copy /Y xmltv.dtd c:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\GuideData\xmltv.dtd
copy /Y skyChannelInfo.xml c:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\Quickguide\ChannelInfo.xml
BladeRunner.exe
REM ******************************************


but have a feeling im missing things, the tutorial in the tvxb section talks about the ChannelInfo file but i dont have anything in this? ie, virtually blank? i get to the point where bladerunner shouyld create a guide.bin file but when running bladerunner i get..



C:\Users\MediaCenter\Desktop>REM ******************************************

C:\Users\MediaCenter\Desktop>REM ***** Fetch EPG from epg.pvr.geek.nz *****

C:\Users\MediaCenter\Desktop>REM ******************************************

C:\Users\MediaCenter\Desktop>c:

C:\Users\MediaCenter\Desktop>cd c:\Windows\ehome\bladerunnerpro\

c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro>del /q /f listings-sky.xml.gz
Could Not Find c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\listings-sky.xml.gz

c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro>wget "http://epg.pvr.geek.nz/epg/listings-sky.xm
l.gz"
'wget' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro>del /q /f c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\listin
gs-sky.xml
Could Not Find c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\listings-sky.xml

c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro>gzip -d c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\listings
-sky.xml
'gzip' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro>copy /Y listings2.xml c:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunn
erPro\GuideData\xmltv.xml
The system cannot find the file specified.

c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro>copy /Y xmltv.dtd c:\WINDOWS\ehome\BladeRunnerPr
o\GuideData\xmltv.dtd
The system cannot find the file specified.

c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro>copy /Y skyChannelInfo.xml c:\WINDOWS\ehome\Blad
eRunnerPro\Quickguide\ChannelInfo.xml
The system cannot find the file specified.

c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro>BladeRunner.exe

BladeRunner Pro... A Native EPG Solution, Like Know Other :)
----------------------------------------------------------------

Special thanks go out to...

MONSTER for deciphering and supplying the native EPG code... LEGEND!!!
CORNELIU for his AMAZING multi-threading work and general guidance :)
BJREPLAY for the one and only QuickGuide... YOU ROCK!

And last but not least a BIG hello to all the boys at XPMCEAU...

Without these people none of this would be possible...

Hope you enjoy...


Parsing "grabber" section.
 No items found for this section.

Parsing "preprocess" section.
 No items found for this section.

Parsing "postprocess" section.
 No items found for this section.

Transforming guide data...
Could not find file 'c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\GuideData\xmltv.dtd'.
   at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
   at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, I
nt32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions o
ptions, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy)
   at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access,
FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize)
   at System.Xml.XmlDownloadManager.GetStream(Uri uri, ICredentials credentials)

   at System.Xml.XmlUrlResolver.GetEntity(Uri absoluteUri, String role, Type ofO
bjectToReturn)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.OpenStream(Uri uri)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.DtdParserProxy_PushExternalSubset(String syst
emId, String publicId)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.DtdParserProxy.System.Xml.IDtdParserAdapter.P
ushExternalSubset(String systemId, String publicId)
   at System.Xml.DtdParser.ParseExternalSubset()
   at System.Xml.DtdParser.ParseInDocumentDtd(Boolean saveInternalSubset)
   at System.Xml.DtdParser.Parse(Boolean saveInternalSubset)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseDoctypeDecl()
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseDocumentContent()
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Read()
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReader.Read()
   at System.Xml.XmlReader.MoveToContent()
   at System.Data.DataSet.ReadXml(XmlReader reader, XmlReadMode mode, Boolean de
nyResolving)
   at System.Data.DataSet.ReadXml(String fileName, XmlReadMode mode)
   at QuickGuide.QuickGuideWorker.CreateXMLFile(String XMLTVFile)

WHOOPS, Process failed, please refer to any errors...

c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro\QuickGuide\QuickGuide.exe did not execute succes
sfully...

Press enter to continue...



i know im missing something (likely to be pretty obvious too lol) but im at a loss as to where im going wrong trying to get this thing to work..

any help would be much much appreciated!!! (beer?)

Cheers
Alex


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  Reply # 153504 2-Aug-2008 09:57
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loryda:c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro>wget "http://epg.pvr.geek.nz/epg/listings-sky.xm

l.gz"
'wget' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Cheers
Alex



Thats the first problem i see. You need to either put wget into the c:\Windows\ehome\BladeRunnerPro directory or add the directory that it is in to your command. Same for gzip.







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  Reply # 154029 4-Aug-2008 14:48
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hmmmm......
i honestly can't remember how I created my channelinfo.xml file..... i probably made one by hand at some stage

format as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>
<NewDataSet>
  <Channel>
    <name>One</name>
    <channelID>tv1.freeviewnz.tv</channelID>
    <virtualchannel>1</virtualchannel>
  </Channel>
  <Channel>
    <name>TV 2</name>
    <channelID>tv2.freeviewnz.tv</channelID>
    <virtualchannel>2</virtualchannel>
  </Channel>
  <Channel>
    <name>TV 3</name>
    <channelID>tv3.freeviewnz.tv</channelID>
    <virtualchannel>3</virtualchannel>
  </Channel>
</NewDataSet>


UPDATE:  i got the freeviewchannelinfo.xml file from this thread here: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=34&TopicId=16290




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  Reply # 154030 4-Aug-2008 14:50
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PM me with your email address and i'll send you a zip file with everything in it wget, xmltv.dtd, freeviewchannelinfo.xml etc (except bladerunner)




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