Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | ... | 16
1055 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 52

Trusted

  Reply # 307187 14-Mar-2010 20:09
Send private message

Very frustrated! I am going to complain to Sky even though I know it probably won't do any good (I'm not even a Sky customer). In general I think providers should stop being so protective of this info - surely if people know what is on then they can make the most of the content that is available (ie. making the information freely available should encourage people to watch more TV, and in Sky's case it is a kind of advertising).

http://skytv.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/skytv.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php



4827 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 84

Trusted

  Reply # 307189 14-Mar-2010 20:20
Send private message

I dropped him an email from the FreeviewNZ Yahoo mailing list. I hope he reads that. Else there must be some GZ'ers who know how to produce a binary from some source code. which looks like C# to me.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


My Google+ page 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
352 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 307195 14-Mar-2010 20:59
Send private message

nice bit of code that.
eXDee: I see you've provided a link to the compiled version. I noticed there's a GNU license thingy attached to the source. I'm not really an expert at gnu, but I think that means you have to distribute the source code alongside the binary.

2906 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 274


  Reply # 307201 14-Mar-2010 21:22
Send private message

So what source is everyone going to use for sky now if those sites don't come back up?
I've got a couple of friends using big screen epg and epg.pvr.geek.nz for the source.
I'm not too worried as only have freeview dvb-s here.




260 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 6

Trusted

  Reply # 307202 14-Mar-2010 21:23
Send private message

thinking might have to use something like dvbguide and do it myself?!

26340 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5918

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 307212 14-Mar-2010 22:04
Send private message

I've always used XMLTVNZ and use the Freeview XML files as the primary source.

257 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 16

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 307216 14-Mar-2010 22:18
Send private message

Hi there.

I realized today that the EPG NZ wasn't working, thanks SKY

I use EyeTV and like to get my EPG using XML rather than DVB
I managed to write a small toll that grabs listings for al freeview channels and converts it into XMLTV format.
I have posted the latest 7 day EPG at http://files.me.com/cmsmiths/eesmju (ZIPped)

I will get this updated every day under the same link and try to get a proper site going in the long run
Hope this helps some of you.

D

1055 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 52

Trusted

  Reply # 307217 14-Mar-2010 22:19
Send private message

I think I'll be rolling my own, but I'm only really interested in Freeview and FTA channels on D2 (which were never available anyway). The long program descriptions in the Freeview XML seem to be getting cut off so I'm tempted to scrape, however the effort involved might be too much for me.



4827 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 84

Trusted

  Reply # 307218 14-Mar-2010 22:19
Send private message

eXDee:
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
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.


Well it didn't seem to work. I ran the dcdvbsource program and it found all the Freeview channels on my Nova-T 500.

I then save the settings as a dvb file and then ran mheg2xmltv. I got this error

Preparing to download data.
Error: An exception occured: Unspecified error

It was the same error I got with the binary hosted on the site so I am just wondering, did you compile that source or did you go to

New source

to grab the latest revision?

Until then I have switched back to using xmltvnz from Reven which is a scraper that works fine. Plus with some slight editing of the XML file it creates I can create channel listings for both Freeview over DVB-T and also the Telstraclear cable channels.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


My Google+ page 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


260 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 6

Trusted

  Reply # 307219 14-Mar-2010 22:20
Send private message

In my case the sky epg is what I require, and I found xmltvnz to come up with a pretty average result.

Hence the reason I moved to epg.pvr.... And as a bonus got colours in the guide..

So I'm considering purchasing a DVBS card to make my own XML file, has anyone else done this?

Cheers
David


483 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 307220 14-Mar-2010 22:27
Send private message

DIY works well - but it you need to do alot of scripting to get it working and cleaned up properly for Media Center.

Biggest advantage is that there is nothing Sky, Freeview or anyone else can do about it. You control the results...

2906 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 274


  Reply # 307240 15-Mar-2010 00:08
Send private message

I know it's possible, in wmc, if you have a dvbs card you can grab the epg for sky to work with the analogue card and a stb.
But this is messy and means you have to have some extra channels in your guide that you have to watch/record from time to time to get epg to update.
Is there a better way to do it now?




4025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1076

Trusted

  Reply # 307259 15-Mar-2010 08:25
Send private message

rvangelder: nice bit of code that.
eXDee: I see you've provided a link to the compiled version. I noticed there's a GNU license thingy attached to the source. I'm not really an expert at gnu, but I think that means you have to distribute the source code alongside the binary.

Nothing was changed from the original, so you can grab the source code from the site by grabbing the zip.
But to mate everyone happy, i referenced this next to my download link now.

Can someone test this to let me know if it works?

20 posts

Geek


  Reply # 307290 15-Mar-2010 09:31
Send private message

dauckland: Hi there.

I realized today that the EPG NZ wasn't working, thanks SKY

I use EyeTV and like to get my EPG using XML rather than DVB
I managed to write a small toll that grabs listings for al freeview channels and converts it into XMLTV format.
I have posted the latest 7 day EPG at http://files.me.com/cmsmiths/eesmju (ZIPped)

I will get this updated every day under the same link and try to get a proper site going in the long run
Hope this helps some of you.

D


Works good for me. However, I tried to change the info in my script to download it automatically and it doesn't work anymore... Any help there for someone who doesn't know what half of you are talking about?

1677 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 7

Trusted

  Reply # 307298 15-Mar-2010 09:54
Send private message

as an aside, does anyone know how Sky package their 7 day guide for the HD channels?

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | ... | 16
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12


Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology
Posted 14-May-2018 16:02


Vocus works with NZ Police and telcos to stop scam calls
Posted 12-May-2018 11:12


Vista Group signs Aeon Entertainment, largest cinema chain in Japan
Posted 11-May-2018 21:41


New Privacy Trust Mark certifies privacy and customer control
Posted 10-May-2018 14:16


New app FIXR connects vehicle owners to top Mechanics at best prices
Posted 10-May-2018 14:13


Nutanix Beam gives enterprises control of the cloud
Posted 10-May-2018 14:09


D-Link ANZ launches Covr Seamless Wi-Fi System
Posted 10-May-2018 14:06


Telstra, Intel and Ericsson demonstrate a 5G future for esports
Posted 10-May-2018 13:59


Spark introduces Android One with Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 6.1
Posted 8-May-2018 05:00



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.