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# 58524 13-Mar-2010 15:14
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I tend to use the DVB-S extracted listings that are posted on the http://pvr.geek.nz site but lately they don't seem to be available. Anybody else having this problem?

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  # 306913 13-Mar-2010 16:20
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They appear to be down.

Might be someone trying to pull the EPGs down or something.




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  # 307062 14-Mar-2010 12:46
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I hope its just a technical issue.

If its a bloody copyright claim on it - whatever company caused it deserves as much negative publicity as possible.

 
 
 
 


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  # 307069 14-Mar-2010 12:51
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manhinli: They appear to be down.

Might be someone trying to pull the EPGs down or something.


Its more than a DNS issue, using the IP of the old site, you see that the files exist on there, generated today, but contain no data....

Be good to know what is going on...  ie I think tonight is my last night of guide.... 

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  # 307092 14-Mar-2010 15:05
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Athe moment I am back to using xmltv which seems to be holding up.

I wish I had a way of extracting the guide information from the MHEG-5 information that I am guessing comes down via the DVB-T card I use and then I wouldn't have to worry about external sources of epg.




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  # 307104 14-Mar-2010 16:23
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I just got this message when I went to xmltv.co.nz

"Unfortunately this site is currently down, due to a legal complaint from SKY Network Television Limited."



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  # 307105 14-Mar-2010 16:23
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eXDee: I hope its just a technical issue. If its a bloody copyright claim on it - whatever company caused it deserves as much negative publicity as possible.

Well there might be a clue on the home page for xmltv.co.nz:
Unfortunately this site is currently down, due to a legal complaint from SKY Network Television Limited.

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  # 307109 14-Mar-2010 16:32
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lchiu7: Athe moment I am back to using xmltv which seems to be holding up.

I wish I had a way of extracting the guide information from the MHEG-5 information that I am guessing comes down via the DVB-T card I use and then I wouldn't have to worry about external sources of epg.


Leith Bade did some fantastic work on this here writing an MHEG5 to XML extraction tool, very few people seem to have taken advantage of it. I played with it in the early days and it worked well, it then broke when Freeview deployed their MHEG5 PVR updates but I see the source was fixed in Decwember to fix this issue.


 
 
 
 




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  # 307125 14-Mar-2010 17:43
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That looked promising. I downloaded the DV-DVB Source program and it scanned and found all the Freeview channels. But mheg2xml crashed because I suspect while the author has fixed the source for the Freeview PVR changes, the binary on the site is an older one (2008).

I have no ability to compile the source so I hope somebody who has can do that and put it somewhere - please!




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  # 307131 14-Mar-2010 17:59
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+1 on that

Please has anybody compiled R8 and is willing to share the Binary file ?

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  # 307165 14-Mar-2010 19:28
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freeview have xml files available on their website.
whether they're secret files or not is unknown.

these files aren't xmltv, but with a little conversion they can be.
my program downloads and converts those files into xmltv.
http://vangelder.orcon.net.nz/files/FreeviewToXMLTV.zip
i tried running it, it seems to still work. just freeview channels. no sky.

i used to use this as an external app for epgstream.net but since epgstream is not yet windows 7 compatible, i just use the inbuilt dvb-s eit stream.


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  # 307166 14-Mar-2010 19:28
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any help for us Mac eyetv users?

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  # 307172 14-Mar-2010 19:41
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Deev8:
eXDee: I hope its just a technical issue. If its a bloody copyright claim on it - whatever company caused it deserves as much negative publicity as possible.

Well there might be a clue on the home page for xmltv.co.nz:
Unfortunately this site is currently down, due to a legal complaint from SKY Network Television Limited.

Oh wow. Just wow.

Sky, as if you didnt fail enough already. Someone should dig some more info and do a write up if they have a popular blog because this copyrighting EPG data is just plain stupid.

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  # 307176 14-Mar-2010 19:48
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lchiu7: That looked promising. I downloaded the DV-DVB Source program and it scanned and found all the Freeview channels. But mheg2xml crashed because I suspect while the author has fixed the source for the Freeview PVR changes, the binary on the site is an older one (2008).

I have no ability to compile the source so I hope somebody who has can do that and put it somewhere - please!

Recompiled with Visual Studio 2008 under .net framework 2.0. Didn't make any changes. Havent tested (dont have access to my HTPC atm). Download Link. Source code available from the main site here.
Hope it works.

Looking to advance my C# skills some more, it'd be nice to be able to contribute to a project such as this.

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  # 307177 14-Mar-2010 19:48
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It is all a big sky conspiracy. Their EPG seems to be down a fair chunk of the time .... thus you have to keep on buying the magazine with listings. No way they could have people doing something better than them :-)

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  # 307186 14-Mar-2010 20:05
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Leith was active on here for a while, if somebody contacts him he might be able to help!


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