Alternative WebEPG Grabber for Greece (1 Viewer)

arion_p

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    Hi,

    The site used by the included grabber for Greek channels (www_in_gr) is not always updated resulting in empty EPG. I've put up an alternative grabber that uses tv.pathfinder.gr instead.

    Unfortunately the site does not respond well to EXPECT / 100-Continue headers, so they need to be disabled using the attached WebEPG.exe.config (after all WebEPG does not really benefit from EXPECT headers since the POST data are minimal and disabling them will in fact save one round-trip for each request). If you already have a WebEPG.exe.config with other settings, add the following line in the appropriate section
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    <servicePointManager expect100Continue="false"/>
     

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    frenzy

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    Hey :D
    We needed a better grabber.
    If you have time, might I suggest another site for a daily update? It's cebil.gr
    It should be really simple to make a grabber for this, but unfortunately, I haven't been successful. Maybe you could have a go.:)
     

    arion_p

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    Hi,
    I have attached an updated version of the grabber. It seems Z tags didn't work as I expected. :confused:
     

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    nikos1671

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    Hi Arion,
    Can you explain me please where i must copy this WebEPG.exe.config file from your first post?
    i want to test this new grabber.

    Thanks
    Nikos
     

    arion_p

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    Hi Nikos,

    WebEPG.exe.config has to be copied to the same directory as WebEPG.exe (normally this is your MP installation directory i.e. C:\Program Files\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal).


    Arion
     

    nikos1671

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    Hi Arion,

    i have test this grabber but it grabb only the titles and not the description of the programs.
    i am doing something wrong??

    Thanks
    Nikos
     

    arion_p

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    Nikos, did you use the grabber (xml) from the first post in this thread? I have updated the grabber because I couldn't make Z tags to work properly. The updated file is on the 3rd post of this thread (at that time I didn't realize I could edit the 1st post).

    If you still have problems I will have to take a look at it this evening when I get home.


    Arion
     

    nikos1671

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    yes i use the xml from the 3d post but only i get the titles..
    when you have time have a look on the grabber,
    also i dont get any error from the grabber.
     

    arion_p

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    Hi Nikos,

    Can you please try this version of the grabber and report back?
     

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    rodor

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    I can verify it works. Just cause the site is not good, I've added a time delay of 300 milliseconds and works great!

    many thnx.
     

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