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Topic # 58586 15-Mar-2010 17:58
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Is there any software out there that would grab the MHEG5 from a DVB-T receiver and convert to the format use by Windows Media Center?





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  Reply # 307726 16-Mar-2010 10:58
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It doesn't currently work but the source is there for anybody to see and modify..

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 307794 16-Mar-2010 13:15
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As noted in the thread about the loss of online EPG information, the revised version which was released Dec 09 also doesn't work. It doesn't die as the last one did, but issues strange error messages about incorrect paths or something. I would fix it had I the C# SDK but that's an investment in time I don't have just right now.




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  Reply # 307795 16-Mar-2010 13:18
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The source should be easy enough to get to run.   The MHEG data that is used for the EPG is quite simple as it is series of files that are delimited by certain characters.  THere are some unknown fields but they probably don't matter.

I always wondered why MythTV never integrated that in addition to the EIT reader, but I guess it is NZ specific.

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  Reply # 307798 16-Mar-2010 13:23
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mikerussellnz: The source should be easy enough to get to run.   The MHEG data that is used for the EPG is quite simple as it is series of files that are delimited by certain characters.  THere are some unknown fields but they probably don't matter.

I always wondered why MythTV never integrated that in addition to the EIT reader, but I guess it is NZ specific.



It uses an open source program dvbsource to scan all the DVB-T channels your card can see and then write out a dvb file. I was worried when I ran it and in the country selection there was no NZ. But I just chose all and it found all the DVB-T channels my Nova-T 500 can receive.

It was when I fed the dvb file into the program that it croaked. I think another user found it also croaked when that file was fed into WMP.




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  Reply # 307873 16-Mar-2010 16:31
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dvbsource will generate a filename.DVB link if you follow the QuickStart.txt steps

I could not get WMP to display a Picture frome the filename.DVB link but it will let you change channels from the dvbsource icon and it does generate the MHPdata directories for each channel you watched.
the downloaded MHEG-5 app is just called "a" in the root of the channels directory.

OpenMheg_0_1_2 gives a Picture but no sound frome the filename.DVB link
but it bombs when you try to run the MHEG-5 app called "a", as it can not handle the NZ MHEG-5 profile.
We are still a long way from a simple and easy to use app to get an EPG from NZ's MHEG-5.
It would be so simple if Freeview just put in "all" the tv program names with the id & times in their partial 7day EIT for DVB-T. But I believe that is Freeview's point.

Pity they did not fully copy the UK's BBC with their EIT in addition to the MHEG5 as well as a high quality EPG xml file that is freely downloadable from the Beeb.

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  Reply # 307920 16-Mar-2010 18:00
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I would love to help cause it sounds like a cool project. A pity I have only DVB-S in my area (Whangarei)

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  Reply # 307954 16-Mar-2010 19:35
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rvangelder: I would love to help cause it sounds like a cool project. A pity I have only DVB-S in my area (Whangarei)


MHEG5 is also broadcast on DVB-S so there is nothing stopping you from helping.


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  Reply # 307972 16-Mar-2010 20:17
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Hey! I didn't know that! I'll do my best.

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  Reply # 308043 16-Mar-2010 22:40
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I haven't got very far. I need to create a dvb file.

I've managed to run :\DCDVBSource_v0.16_Binary\dcdvbsource\Filter\ChannelScan.exe
As I'm on DVB-S, I go to the Frequency Editor tab, and add two frequencies for Optus D1:
Frequency = 12483000, Symbolrate = 22500, Polarisation = Horizontal
Frequency = 12456000, Symbolrate = 22500, Polarisation = Horizontal
Then, from the Channel Scanner tab:
Tuning to 12483000 ......................................... no Channels found
Tuning to 12456000 ......................................... no Channels found
Scanning finished

Any suggestions?
For the purpose of running mheg2xmltv, is there another dvb file generator I could use?

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  Reply # 308178 17-Mar-2010 10:16
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Probably a silly question but presumably you have BDA drivers for your DBV-S card and you ran both both scripts to update the registry entries?




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  Reply # 308181 17-Mar-2010 10:29
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lchiu7: Probably a silly question but presumably you have BDA drivers for your DBV-S card and you ran both both scripts to update the registry entries?


I did run both register batch files, and on the same computer I can watch tv fine through WMC. I was sure to avoid tuner conflict.
I'm running windows 7 64 if that matters.
I'll have another go tonight :(

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  Reply # 309581 21-Mar-2010 18:53
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Having now had a look at it, it'll require a very steep learning curve without adequate documentation.
Additionally, as others here have already mentioned, I'd have to somehow interrupt a tuner card to take control of it for the purposes of MHEG download. To me, that's dirty tricks.
I might take another look at it if alternative sources of EPG fail, but for the moment, I have more productive programming to do in my spare time.

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