Crossepg - Rytec graber EPG for MediaPortal (1 Viewer)


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  • September 20, 2007
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    This Graber EPG based on CrossEPG lightweight and portable epg for enigma2 dvb receivers (sat, cable and dtt).
    Default providers:
    • Ausat OpenTV (Optusc1 on 156.0)
    • Sky Italia OpenTV (Hotbird on 13.0)
    • Sky Uk OpenTV (Astra2 on 28.2)
    • Sky Uk OpenTV (Astra2 on 28.4)
    • MHW2 Digital+ (mhw2downloader by sergiotas)
    • Ambrosa RAI Script
    • Ambrosa Mediaset Premium Script
    • Devilcosta Nova English XMLTV
    • Devilcosta Nova Greek XMLTV
    • Krkadoni ExYu XMLTV
    • Linuxsat ExUSSR XMLTV
    • Rytec Benelux XMLTV
    • Rytec Bulgaria XMLTV
    • Rytec Denmark XMLTV
    • Rytec Erotic XMLTV
    • Rytec Finland XMLTV
    • Rytec France XMLTV
    • Rytec Germany/Austria/Swiss XMLTV
    • Rytec Greece In English XMLTV
    • Rytec Greece XMLTV
    • Rytec Hungary XMLTV
    • Rytec Israel XMLTV
    • Rytec Italy XMLTV
    • Rytec Norway XMLTV
    • Rytec Osn/Jsc XMLTV
    • Rytec Poland XMLTV
    • Rytec Portugal XMLTV
    • Rytec Romania XMLTV
    • Rytec Serbia/Croatia/Montenegro XMLTV
    • Rytec Slovack/Czech XMLTV
    • Rytec Slovenia XMLTV
    • Rytec Spain XMLTV
    • Rytec Sweden XMLTV
    • Rytec Turkey XMLTV
    • Rytec UK BBCi XMLTV
    • Rytec UK XMLTV
    • Rytec West-Africa/Csat Horizons XMLTV
    • Za/Multichoice/Dstv/Osn XMLTV
    [paste:font size="3"] (xmltv providers for many countries)
    • Devilcosta (xmltv provider for nova channels in greek and english)
    How does it work?This applet downloads from servers Rytec EPG (program wget) in the form of compresed *.gz .Extracts file. I renamed tvguide.xml
    MediaPortal Takes EPG using plugin XMLTV

    Wget and gzip is a command line program.
    You start it from the command prompt, either in Windows 9x/Me or cmd.exe in Windows 2000/XP/windows7

    download file Crossepg - Rytec graber EPG for MediaPortal unpack file to drive c:

    RUN one of Rytec files:

    Rytec Benelux XMLTV.bat
    Rytec Bulgaria XMLTV.bat
    Rytec Denmark XMLTV.bat
    Rytec Finland XMLTV.bat
    Rytec France XMLTV.bat
    Rytec Greece XMLTV.bat
    Rytec Hungary XMLTV.bat
    Rytec Italy XMLTV.bat
    Rytec Norway XMLTV.bat
    Rytec Poland XMLTV.bat
    Rytec Portugal XMLTV.bat
    Rytec Romania XMLTV.bat
    Rytec Slovak Czech XMLTV.bat
    Rytec Slovenia XMLTV.bat
    Rytec Spain XMLTV.bat
    Rytec Sweden XMLTV.bat
    Rytec UK BBCi XMLTV.bat
    Rytec UK XMLTV.bat
    Rytec West AfricaCsat Horizons XMLTV.bat
    SerbiaCroatiaMontenegro XMLTV.bat

    You can create Shortcat and add to windows autostart

    TV-Server Configuration plugins XmlTV
    open TV-Server Configuration -> plugins -> XmlTV
    path to file tvguide.xml C:\MP-EPG\

    To set other lenguage grab epg .
    *.bat edit file in notepad

    check url in pack
    open file rytec_germany_austria_swiss_xmltv.conf
    in webbrowser faind link is ok
    epg_url_4= is ok

    del rytecxmltvskyde.gz
    del tvguide.xml
    Gzip.exe -d rytecxmltvskyde.gz
    rename rytecxmltvskyde tvguide.xml
    Problems and Solutions
    Run cmd
    C:\MP-EPG\>del rytecxmltvskyde.gz
    Nie można odnaleźć C:\MP-EPG\rytecxmltvskyde.gz.
    C:\MP-EPG>del tvguide.xml
    --2012-11-05 11:58:50--
    Connecting to||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 4891887 (4.7M) [application/x-gzip]
    Saving to: `rytecxmltvskyde.gz'
    100%[======================================>] 4,891,887  2.37M/s  in 2.0s
    2012-11-05 11:58:52 (2.37 MB/s) - `rytecxmltvskyde.gz' saved [4891887/4891887]
    C:\MP-EPG\ Gzip.exe -d rytecxmltvskyde.gz
    C:\MP-EPG\ rename rytecxmltvskyde  tvguide.xml
    :);)(y) 100%[======================================>] 4,891,887 2.37M/s in 2.0s (y);):)

    Edit added support

    del output.xmltv.gz
    del tvguide.xml
    Gzip.exe -d output.xmltv.gz
    rename output.xmltv tvguide.xml


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    July 15, 2009
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    Is this the right place to ask questions about this? (Hope so!)

    I've installed exactly as described above:

    1. download file Crossepg - Rytec graber EPG for MediaPortal unpack file to drive c:
    2. Extracted to C:\MP-EPG\xmltv_dtd
    3. RUN C:\MP-EPG\Rytec Benelux XMLTV.bat

    Now in TV-server configuration, I ticked Plugin XMLtv, and set it to the correct folder C:\MP-EPG\

    I forced a grab and 1313 programs were downloaded, so I was very happy. However, they don't show in my TV-guide.

    What should I do to ensure that the tv-guide is actually shown in MP? Do I need another plugin, apart from xmltv?

    (Tried restarting the tv-service a couple of times, whilst (un)ticking plugin xmltv). Didn't help.

    Extra information: I've tried using webEPG before trying this, this resulted in some information for channels abroad (like BBC). Then I unticked this plugin in TV-server config, but the data is still shown in the TV-guide.


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    You mast Mappings channel names.
    select gorup->and select your channel group name -> load/refresh
    • ID: Unknown.
    • Tuning Channel: Shows the channel names as reported by the TV tuner (not the channel name you may have provided under TV Channel setup, so especially for analog tuners this name may not be accurate).
    • Guide Channel: Shows channels from the XMLTV file, autodetected as good as possible.
    • The next column shows how well the data in your tvguide.xml matches your channel configuration::
      • Green is an exact match
      • Yellow is a partial match
      • Red is no match
      • White is already mapped.
    • Visible in Guide: These checkboxes are informative only, they cannot be changed. Their value corresponds to the checkboxes on the TV Channel setup.
    The Partial matchcheckbox can be checked to help get the maximum number of channels automatically mapped and then unchecked for subsequent scans where there are likely to be only a few new channels.
    You can fix any incorrect matches using the drop down control in the Guide Channel column.
    The Export button writes the names of the selected XMLTV channels to a text file. (The use of this button is not totally clear, since there is no corresponding Import button, and the file written does not contain enough information to make a useful import.)
    Hit the Save button after you've made changes to the mappings.
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    Can you post your log tv.log
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Dane aplikacji\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal TV Server\log\tv.log

    The server from which you download the data?

    I tried to download the epg for 2 channels. it works very well
    2012-11-20 17:00:31.437500 [XmlTvImporter(3)]:  channel#304 name:ESP Greek dbsid:208
    2012-11-20 17:00:31.562500 [XmlTvImporter(3)]:  channel#534 name:ESP Czech dbsid:207
    2012-11-20 17:00:38.453125 [SetupTv(1)]: XMLTVImport: Inserting 344 programs for ESP Greek
    2012-11-20 17:00:38.453125 [SetupTv(1)]: XMLTVImport: Inserting 122 programs for ESP Czech
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