Schedules Direct - XmlTV Plugin

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    Here is how I setup Schedules Direct for XmlTV Plugin
    XMLTV mc2xml

    U.S. User

    List of sites for TV Listings and Channel Info
    https://tvlistings.zap2it.com/?aid=gapzap
    https://titantv.com/default.aspx

    Schedules Direct Account
    Schedules Direct
    You must create account and configure account for your TV Provider.
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    Use Edit to limit channels in Listings. Shortens download. I left as default, everything.

    Download mc2xml.exe
    Download Link mc2xml

    Save to Default location: C:\ProgramData\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal TV Server\xmltv
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    mc2xml.exe Configuration
    Run mc2xml.exe
    Enter account login info from Schedules Direct

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    Filename mc2xml.dat saves program options and login.

    Files Required in XMLTV Folder
    C:\ProgramData\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal TV Server\xmltv

    • mc2xml.dat : data file to store setting for mc2xml.exe program
    • tvguide.xml : data file containing TV Schedule information used in MP EPG Guide
    • xmltv.dtd : xmltv plugin uses file for mapping column "Tuning Channel" with "Guide Channel". If file is missing from folder, Guide Channel column is blank. You won't be able to map TV channel with guide file tvguide.xml. Import will fail, 0 imported.
    • mc2xml.bat : Batch file to download Schedules and Save in file tvguide.xml.
    Download Schedules and create Guide Import File
    1. Create text file (Windows Notepad) in folder C:\ProgramData\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal TV Server\xmltv
    2. Save as name mc2xml.bat
    3. Copy following into text file (-o option names file) and Save: mc2xml.exe -o tvguide.xml
    4. Create shortcut on Desktop for mc2xml.bat
    Plugin Configuration
    Schedules Direct - XmlTV Plugin

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    1. Click on Mappings tab
    2. Click Partial Match box
    3. Click Load/Refresh box. What should appear is Tuning Channels from initial setup, TV Channel scanning.
    4. Click Save
    5. Go down list line by line and select channels under Visible in Guide Column
    6. Click Visible in Guide Column heading to sort visible to not visible. Check box channels appear at top.
    7. In Guide Channel column, use down arrow to select match Tuning Channel to Schedule Direct guide info. Use List of sites for TV Listings an Channel Info to aid in process.
    8. Frequently click Save button. Continue matching TV Channels to Schedule Direct til all checked boxes under Visible in Guide Column are completed. Click Save button.
    9. Click General tab.
    10. Click Import. Check Import Status > Last Import run at: today and time now. Check Total programs imported: > 0. In example above 9949.
    11. Click OK
    12. Open MP > click on Guide > channel info should be there if all went well.
    13. Use Desktop shortcut you create above to update guide info or create a Windows Task to automate process.
     
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    Is there a way to use JSON instead. SD doesn't support Sweden with XMLTV.
     
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    U.S. User, however, Sweden use same process with change: use Schedules Direct JSON option (not able to test process)
    www.schedulesdirect.org/regions
    mc2xml is TV schedule information grabber. Grabber program downloads information to file that MediaPortal can import to Guide.
    Username = Schedules Direct Username

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    Thanks, got it to work. Now the problem is it saves it as xmltv.xml instead of TVGuide.xml . MP can't read it then. I have to manually rename the file. Is there a way to automate this? Grabbing, renaming, importing etc? How do you do it?
     
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    And another thing as well. Been trying SD through Plex and there the guide contains SxxExx. But not in MP. Would be nice when recording episodes of a series.

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    Download Schedules and create Guide Import File
    1. Create text file (Windows Notepad) in folder C:\ProgramData\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal TV Server\xmltv
    2. Save as name mc2xml.bat
    3. Copy following into text file (-o option names file) and Save: mc2xml.exe -o tvguide.xml
    4. Create shortcut on Desktop for mc2xml.bat
     
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    Guide contains SxxExx
    Guide TV Series and Episode Configuration
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    Recording Filename Configuration to Include TV Series and Episode
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