Xmltv set big hassle for a newb

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  1. Anonymous

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    Hi
    i just first like to say hi and thanks for what looks like a nice program.

    I have been trying to get XMLTV going following this guide by larry

    How to localize the TV schedule:

    Find and download the XMLTV-0.5.32-win32 program from:
    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=39046


    1.Install XMLTV into a default directory, ie. C:\Program Files\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\MyXmltv

    2.To configure, run:
    xmltv.exe tv_grab_[your specific zone] --configure [see XMLTV docs]
    Set your time zone, user id, password, and desired TV Listings, as per your zap2it.com account [see docs supplied with xmltv for a perferred certificate and visit labs.zap2it.com to sign up].



    3.Create an update batch file, update.bat, and insert the following using plain text and appropriate spacing.
    xmltv.exe tv_grab_na_dd --days 7 --output tvguide.xml

    4.From a command prompt in the XMLTV directory, run update.bat and watch for errors. Rerun configuration above, if settings need to be changed/adjusted to match your listings. This example provides 7 days of listings for Canada & US according to your channel selection.

    5.Delete the TVDatabasev3.db file from:
    C:\Program Files\Team XBMC\MediaPortal\database

    6. Configure MedialPortal settings MyTVGuide XMLTV directory to the above default directory.

    7.Start MediaPortal, goto to My TV>Schedule and refresh the guide [F3].


    Well i get to step 2 and loose the plot i type in to the run box
    xmltv.exe tv_grab_uk then hit ok win xp tells me it can not find it.

    Sorry but ive spent hours trying diff thing with no luck i guess im just thick :D
    Can you help please.
    Thanks
    Fez
     
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  3. Anonymous

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    Hi Fez,
    Reread step 2 again, it might be a little cryptic, but it should be like this:

    xmltv.exe tv_grab_uk --configure

    or

    xmltv.exe tv_grab_uk_rt --configure [from new documentation]

    Thats what sets up the grabber for the UK...

    I'm in North America so we use:

    xmltv.exe tv_grab_na_dd --configure

    to setup for US/Canada.

    This step sets up the configuration and creates a file tv_grab_uk.conf in the same directory.

    Also check out: http://membled.com/work/apps/xmltv/ for more info...

    Hope that helps, otherwize visit here again :wink:
     
  4. Anonymous

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    Hi Larry thamks for your help.
    So i just type this into the run command box xmltv.exe tv_grab_uk --configure found on the start menu?
    if i have that correct the run command reports it can not find the xmltv.exe.
    Were im i going wrong?

    I hate been a newb
    Thanks
    Fez
     
  5. Anonymous

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    -On windows xp, click start>Run>cmd

    -In the open command window, type CD [your xmltv directory]

    that is, if you have installed xmltv into the c:\xmltv directory it would be:

    -type: CD c:\xmltv [enter]

    -type: xmltv.exe tv_grab_uk_rt --configure [enter]

    -answer the prompts

    -continue with the list of things todo

    -type: exit [enter] to leave the command window
     
  6. Anonymous

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    Ok m8 im a step closer i did this and it said it was finding channels!
    Then it said can not find channel string HTLM.
    Look like im still stuck
    Any ideas
    thanks
    Fez
     
  7. Anonymous

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    Ok m8
    Ive got it finding channles but its asking me to input the names of the channels one at a time.Is this correct?It gona take me forever with sky tv.
    Thanks
    Fez
     
  8. Anonymous

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    Does not your RadioTimes configuration allow you to setup this information before hand. XMLTV just receives your preconfigured info. and puts it into an XML file for MP to read. Please check out the www.radiotimes.com website. This is where you should probably set up your channel selections. It would be based on the available listings to this service.
     
  9. Anonymous

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    Hi LarryGB
    Just been on there and set up an account and my channel listing.Now is there some sort of file i need from radiotimes to put in the XLMTv folder so XMLTV knows what to download?
    Thanks for all your help m8 i know im gona crack this.
    Fez
     
  10. Anonymous

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    xmltv tv_grab_na_dd failing

    I'm getting an error after install & configure:
    --------------------
    C:\XMLTV>xmltv.exe tv_grab_na_dd --days 7 --output tvguide.xml
    Timezone is -0700
    adding '--share=C:/XMLTV/share/xmltv'
    using config filename ./.xmltv/tv_grab_na_dd.conf

    **WARNING** Password in config file, protect as required

    Fetching from DataDirect
    Fetched 8389 k/bytes in 121 seconds
    loading data: ##################################################
    Writing schedule:
    not well-formed (invalid token) at line 1692, column 41, byte 155260 at /PerlApp
    /XML/Parser.pm line 187

    C:\XMLTV>
    ---------------

    anyone know what this is about? I know I've configured it correctly with my Zap2It account and password (it retrieved the channel listings on configure).

    Thanks,

    Tim
     
  11. Ashtree

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    Radio times Channels for your .conf file

    These are what i believe are all the channels available on the Radio Times.
    Copy the ones you want into a file called tv_grab_uk_rt.conf in the xmltv directory.Try just a few channels and 1 day at first as it takes a long time to download. Hope this helps
    (sorry about the huge post, but i haven't got anywhere post a link to the file, and couldn't figure if you can attach a file.

    channel south.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 101 BBC 1 South
    channel south.bbc2.bbc.co.uk # 102 BBC 2 South
    channel meridian.tv.co.uk # 103 Meridian
    channel channel4.com # 104 Channel 4
    channel channel5.co.uk # 105 Channel 5
    channel sky-one.sky.com # 106 Sky One
    channel mix.skyone.co.uk # 107 Sky One Mix
    channel uk-gold.flextech.telewest.co.uk # 109 UK Gold
    channel plus-1.uk-gold.flextech.telewest.co.uk # 110 UK Gold +1
    channel uk-gold-2.flextech.telewest.co.uk # 111 UK G2
    channel livingtv.co.uk # 112 Living
    channel plus-1livingtv.co.uk # 113 Living +1
    channel choice.bbc.co.uk # 115 BBC 3
    channel knowledge.bbc.co.uk # 116 BBC 4
    channel plus.granadatv.co.uk # 118 Granada Plus
    channel challengetv.co.uk # 121 Challenge
    channel bravo.co.uk # 124 Bravo
    channel plus-1.bravo.co.uk # 125 Bravo +1
    channel paramountcomedy.com # 127 Paramount Comedy
    channel 2.paramountcomedy.com # 128 Paramount 2
    channel uk.scifi.com # 130 Sci-Fi
    channel home.discoveryeurope.com # 133 Discovery Home & Leisure
    #channel plus-1.home.discoveryeurope.com # 134 Discovery Home & Leisure +1
    channel men.granadatv.co.uk # 139 Men & Motors
    channel travel.sky.co.uk # 145 Sky Travel
    # 146 Sky Travel Extra
    channel uk-style.flextech.telewest.co.uk # 148 UK Style
    channel plus-1uk-style.flextech.telewest.co.uk # 149 UK Style +1
    channel uk-food.flextech.telewest.co.uk # 150 UK Food
    # 151 UK Food +1
    channel uk-drama.flextech.telewest.co.uk # 152 UK Drama
    channel sat.travelchannel.co.uk # 181 Travel Channel
    # 182 Travel Channel 2
    channel digital.s4c.co.uk # 184 S4C Digital
    channel hallmarkchannelint.com # 190 Hallmark
    channel health.discovery.com # 196 Discovery Health
    #channel artsworld.com # 199 Artsworld
    channel e4.channel4.com # 205 E4
    channel plus-1.e4.channel4.com # 206 E4 +1
    channel ftv.com # 220 Fashion TV
    channel itv2.itv.co.uk # 226 ITV2
    channel realitytv.co.uk # 241 Reality TV
    channel eentertainment.com # 250 E!
    channel ukbrightideas.tv # 253 UK Bright Ideas
    channel ftn.tv # 256 Ftn
    channel performancetv.co.uk # 259 Performance
    channel biography-channel.biography.com # 286 Biography
    #1.movies.sky.com # 301 Sky Movies 1
    #2.movies.sky.com # 302 Sky Movies 2
    #3.movies.sky.com # 303 Sky Movies 3
    #4.movies.sky.com # 304 Sky Movies 4
    #5.movies.sky.com # 305 Sky Movies 5
    #6.movies.sky.com # 306 Sky Movies 6
    #7.movies.sky.com # 307 Sky Movies 7
    #8.movies.sky.com # 308 Sky Movies 8
    #9.movies.sky.com # 309 Sky Movies 9
    #1.cinema.sky.com # 310 Sky Cinema 1
    #2.cinema.sky.com # 311 Sky Cinema 2
    #filmfour.channel4.com # 323 FilmFour
    #plus-1.filmfour.channel4.com # 324 FilmFour +1
    #weekly.filmfour.channel4.com # 325 FilmFour Weekly
    channel tcm.turner.com # 327 TCM
    #1.sports.sky.com # 401 Sky Sports 1
    #2.sports.sky.com # 402 Sky Sports 2
    #3.sports.sky.com # 403 Sky Sports 3
    #extra.sports.sky.com # 404 Sky Sports Extra
    #mutv.manutd.com # 406 MUTV
    #news.sports.sky.com # 408 Sky Sports News
    channel british.eurosport.com # 412 British Eurosport
    channel eurosport.sky.com # 413 Eurosport News
    channel attheraces.co.uk # 418 attheraces
    channel extreme.com # 422 Extreme Sports
    #premiership-plus.sports.sky.com # 433 Premiership +
    #setanta.com # 435 Setanta Sport 1
    channel mtv.co.uk # 440 MTV
    channel hits.mtv.co.uk # 441 MTV Hits
    channel mtv2europe.com # 442 MTV2
    channel base.mtv.co.uk # 443 MTV Base
    channel dance.mtv.co.uk # 444 MTV Dance
    channel vh1online.co.uk # 445 VH1
    channel classic.vh1online.co.uk # 447 VH1 Classic
    channel tmf.paramountcomedy.com # 448 TMF
    channel thebox.co.uk # 449 The Box
    channel kiss-tv.kiss100.com # 450 Kiss
    channel smashhits.net # 451 Smash Hits!
    channel magictv.co.uk # 452 Magic
    channel q4music.com # 453 Q
    channel kerrang.com # 454 Kerrang!
    channel theamp.tv # 469 The Amp
    channel scuzz.tv # 471 Scuzz
    channel flaunt.tv # 473 Flaunt
    #channel blues.musicchoice.co.uk #
    #channel classical.musicchoice.co.uk #
    #channel country.musicchoice.co.uk #
    #channel dance.musicchoice.co.uk #
    #channel easy.musicchoice.co.uk #
    #channel gold.musicchoice.co.uk #
    #channel hits.musicchoice.co.uk #
    #channel jazz.musicchoice.co.uk #
    #channel love.musicchoice.co.uk #
    #channel rock.musicchoice.co.uk #
    #channel europe.musicchoice.co.uk #
    channel sky-news.sky.com # 501 Sky News
    channel bloomberg.com # 504 Bloomberg
    channel news-24.bbc.co.uk # 507 BBC News 24
    channel parliament.bbc.co.uk # 508 BBC Parliament
    channel europe.cnbc.com # 510 CNBC
    channel europe.cnn.com # 513 CNN
    #channel s4c2.s4c.co.uk # 519 S4C-2
    channel itn.co.uk # 525 ITV News
    channel euronews.com # 528 EuroNews
    channel discoveryeurope.com # 551 Discovery
    channel plus-1.discoveryeurope.com # 552 Discovery +1
    channel travel.discoveryeurope.com # 553 Discovery Travel & Adventure
    channel civilisations.discoveryeurope.com # 554 Discovery Civilisations
    channel sci-trek.discoveryeurope.com # 555 Discovery Science
    channel wings.discoveryeurope.com # 556 Discovery Wings
    channel nationalgeographic.co.uk # 558 National Geographic
    channel plus-1.nationalgeographic.co.uk # 559 National Geographic +1
    channel adventure-one.nationalgeographic.co.uk # 560 National Geographic Adventure One
    channel thehistorychannel.co.uk # 561 History
    channel plus-1.thehistorychannel.co.uk # 562 History +1
    channel uk-horizons.flextech.telewest.co.uk # 564 UK Horizons
    channel plus-1.uk-horizons.flextech.telewest.co.uk # 565 UK Horizons +1
    channel animalplanet.discoveryeurope.com # 570 Discovery Animal Planet
    #channel plus-1.animalplanet.discoveryeurope.com # 571 Discovery Animal Planet +1
    channel ukhistory.tv # 582 UK History
    channel uk.cartoonnetwork.com # 601 Cartoon Network
    channel plus-1.uk.cartoonnetwork.com # 602 Cartoon Network +1
    #channel boomerang.cartoonnetwork.com # 603 Boomerang
    channel nickelodeon.co.uk # 604 Nickelodeon
    channel replay.nickelodeon.co.uk # 605 Nickelodeon Replay
    channel toons.nickelodeon.co.uk # 606 Nicktoons
    channel trouble.co.uk # 607 Trouble
    channel reload.trouble.co.uk # 608 Trouble Reload
    channel foxkids.co.uk # 609 Fox Kids
    channel plus-1.foxkids.co.uk # 610 Fox Kids +1
    #channel disneychannel.disney.co.uk # 611 The Disney Channel
    #channel plus-1.disneychannel.disney.co.uk # 612 The Disney Channel +1
    #channel toon.disney.co.uk # 613 Toon Disney
    #channel playhouse.disney.co.uk # 614 Playhouse Disney
    channel kids.discoveryeurope.com # 615 Discovery Kids
    channel cbbc.bbc.co.uk # 616 CBBC
    channel cbeebies.bbc.co.uk # 617 CBeebies
    channel jr.nickelodeon.co.uk # 618 Nick Jr
    channel Toonami.cartoonnetwork.com # 621 Toonami
    channel qvcuk.com # 630 QVC
    channel tvtravelshop.co.uk # 631 TV Travelshop
    channel 2.tvtravelshop.co.uk # 632 TV Travelshop 2
    #channel shop-america.tv-listings.ananova.com # 637 Shop America
    channel traveldealsdirect.com # 638 Travel Deals
    #channel simplyshoppingtv.co.uk # 639 Simply Shop
    channel bid-up.tv # 647 bid-up.tv
    channel screenshop.co.uk # 662 Screenshop
    channel christian-channel-europe.god-digital.com # 671 GOD Channel
    channel god.tv # 672 GOD 2
    channel thedatingchannel.co.uk # 685 Dating Channel
    channel box-office-digital.sky.com # 700 Sky Box Office
    channel tv5.org # 825 TV5
    channel radio-1.bbc.co.uk # 851 BBC R1
    channel radio-2.bbc.co.uk # 852 BBC R2
    channel radio-3.bbc.co.uk # 853 BBC R3
    channel fm.radio-4.bbc.co.uk # 854 BBC R4 FM
    channel radio-5.bbc.co.uk # 855 BBC R5 Live
    channel classicfm.co.uk # 856 Classic FM
    channel virginradio.co.uk # 857 Virgin Radio
    channel talksport.net # 858 Talk Sport
    channel classicgolddigital.com # 859 Classic Gold
    channel planetrock.com # 861 Planet Rock
    channel core.musicradio.com # 862 Core
    channel capitalgold.com # 863 Capital Gold
    channel xfm.co.uk # 864 XFM
    channel world-svc.bbc.com # 865 BBC World Service
    channel fm.radio-scotland.bbc.co.uk # 866 BBC Radio Scotland
    channel radio-wales.bbc.co.uk # 867 BBC Radio Wales
    channel radio-ulster.bbc.co.uk # 868 BBC Radio Ulster
    channel asian-network.bbc.co.uk # 869 BBC Asian Network
    channel heartfm.co.uk # 874 Heart
    channel oneword.co.uk # 877 Oneword
    channel solarradio.com # 879 Solar Radio
    channel bbc7.bbc.co.uk # 881 BBC 7
    channel primetime.saga.co.uk # 882 PrimeTime
    channel sunriseradio.com # 883 Sunrise Radio
    channel 1xtra.bbc.co.uk # 887 BBC 1Xtra
    channel lw.radio-4.bbc.co.uk # 893 BBC R4 LW
    channel sportsextra.radio-5.bbc.co.uk # 894 BBC 5L SportX
    channel realradiofm.com # 896 Real Radio
    channel extra.world-svc.bbc.com # 902 BBC World Service Extra
    channel radio-cymru.bbc.co.uk # 904 BBC Radio Cymru
    channel radio-nangaidheal.bbc.co.uk # 905 Radio nan Gaidheal
    channel rte-radio1.rte.ie # 910 RTE Radio 1
    channel 2fm.rte.ie # 914 RTE 2FM
    channel lyric-fm.rte.ie # 915 RTE Lyric FM
    channel jazzfm.com # 917 jazz fm
    channel galaxy101.co.uk # 921 Galaxy FM
    channel 106centuryfm.com # 924 Century Radio
    channel capitalfm.com # 925 Capital FM
    channel scotland.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 941 BBC 1 Scotland
    channel wales.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 942 BBC 1 Wales
    channel northern-ireland.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 943 BBC 1 Northern Ireland
    channel london.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 944 BBC 1 London
    channel north-east.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 945 BBC 1 NE & C
    channel north-east.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 946 BBC 1 Yorks
    channel north.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 947 BBC 1 EYks&L
    channel north-west.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 948 BBC 1 N West
    channel midlands.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 949 BBC 1 W Mids
    channel midlands.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 950 BBC 1 E Mids
    channel east.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 951 BBC 1 East (E)
    channel east.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 952 BBC 1 East (W)
    channel south-east.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 953 BBC 1 S East
    channel south-east.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 955 BBC 1 Oxford
    channel west.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 956 BBC 1 West
    channel south-west.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 957 BBC 1 S West
    channel midlands.bbc1.bbc.co.uk # 958 BBC 1 Cl
    channel scotland.bbc2.bbc.co.uk # 960 BBC 2 Scotland
    channel wales.bbc2.bbc.co.uk # 961 BBC 2 Wales
    channel ireland.bbc2.bbc.co.uk # 962 BBC 2 Northern Ireland
    #channel playboy.com # 968 Playboy TV
    #channel theadultchannel.co.uk # 969 Adult Channel
    #channel televisionx.co.uk # 970 Television X
    #channel theadultchannel.co.uk # 976 Adult Channel
    #channel films.redhottv.co.uk # 978 Red Hot Only 18
    #channel a.40-plus-wives.redhottv.co.uk # 979 Red Hot 40+ Wives
    #channel amateur.redhottv.co.uk # 980 Red Hot Amateur
    #channel all-girl.redhottv.co.uk # 981 Red Hot All Girl
     
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