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gazzzman

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about to give up on MYTHTV!
« on: June 08, 2008, 03:26:36 pm »
such a simple thing really.. but it renders it totally useless here in the UK
simply.. I get to the xml grabber part in the gui and I tll it to grab from rt..
it says it will open in a terminal (so you can add or remove channels from the list)
but I can find NO WAY to get back to this terminal so I can get a viable epg!!
as I KNOW there is at least one CORE MYTHTV dev in our community (and he lives in the UK)
and I know HE has MYTHTV setup and working there MUST BE a way to do this...
right now.. beyondTV and TIVO are looking promising!! :(
I have been working on this particular quirk for months now...
any help would be greatly appreciated!
before I do something stupid!!
Gazzzman
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Re: about to give up on MYTHTV!
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2008, 05:16:40 pm »
such a simple thing really.. but it renders it totally useless here in the UK
simply.. I get to the xml grabber part in the gui and I tll it to grab from rt..
it says it will open in a terminal (so you can add or remove channels from the list)
but I can find NO WAY to get back to this terminal so I can get a viable epg!!
as I KNOW there is at least one CORE MYTHTV dev in our community (and he lives in the UK)
and I know HE has MYTHTV setup and working there MUST BE a way to do this...
right now.. beyondTV and TIVO are looking promising!! :(
I have been working on this particular quirk for months now...
any help would be greatly appreciated!
before I do something stupid!!
Gazzzman

You could give vdr a try... it uses the standard freeview EPG data.

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Re: about to give up on MYTHTV!
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 01:29:02 am »
Gazzman,

Start mythtv-setup from a command terminal and it will display in that window.

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Re: about to give up on MYTHTV!
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008, 03:14:17 pm »
Gazzman, there are two options:

 1/ Use the freeview EPG instead and avoid this XMLTV setup step, simply select "Transmitted guide only (EIT)" as your "Listings grabber" when you create the Video source, then connect up the video source and scan for channels.
 2/ Run mythtv-setup from the command line so you can see the console output and set up the radio times grabber.

Usually people do option 1 to get things working, and only configure Radio Times if they are unhappy with the quality of the transmitted guide data.

Note: it is also possible to setup XMLTV before running mythtv-setup.

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Re: about to give up on MYTHTV!
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2008, 11:57:29 pm »
Hi again and thanks everybody :)
firstly sadly VDR does not suit my application as the tuners are in the core and I need to be able to view on two MD's  :(
I am using freesat (for now) as a source.. with a technotrend 1500 ci and as such the EPG is only giving me now and next data via the transmitted guide!
 
I have tried starting up mythv-configure (if I remember correctly) from the terminal but it opens setup in a GUI and I am unable to get back to the terminal once the mythtv setup starts?

danielk! any chance you could point me at how to setup the XMLTV outside of myth setup as that sounds like the ideal setup!!
I am SOOO jealous of you folks in the USA that can get better than a series one TIVO!
.. I have to be blunt.. if I could get a series 3 or better TIVO in the UK I would be soooo happy lol!
is there a commercial EPG option for MYTH?
yes I know... and I am truly sorry!! I bought a series 1 TIVO when they became available to the UK..
and there is truly NOTHING at ANY price vaguely as good here in the UK (and I think I have tried them all!!)
again thanks everybody for all your help!
Garry
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Re: about to give up on MYTHTV!
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008, 12:24:54 pm »
guzzman, use ctrl-tab to switch away from the mythtv-setup UI to the console... then follow the prompts.

There are listings options for MythTV that are easier to setup, but AFAIK in the US and Canada only.

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Re: about to give up on MYTHTV!
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008, 02:14:59 pm »
Once you get to a terminal, you can set up your XML grabber- you should try some of the mythtv specific sites for help on doing this.  You can run "mythfilldatabase" which allows you to pass options to the UK XMLTV grabber. In Australia the command I use is
mythfilldatabase --graboptions "-v -v -v"

http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Mythfilldatabase#Command_line_options

Then you can see what the grabber puts out as messages.  Note that "-v" may not work with your UK grabber!

Try these google hits
http://parker1.co.uk/mythtv_ubuntu.php
http://parker1.co.uk/mythtv_id.php
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Uk_xmltv

Good luck!