[LINK] Fwd: MR 45/2005: High level of
satisfactionwithdigitalfree-to-air television - where's the EPG data
cas at taz.net.au
Mon Nov 14 12:48:18 EST 2005
On Mon, Nov 14, 2005 at 10:02:38AM +0930, Anthony Hornby wrote:
> I am now using the community EPG data from tvguide.org.au, it is a
> great resource. My thanks to those that provide the service. I have
> modified some scripts on my linux multimedia box at home to load the
> xmltv data into VDR (Video Disk Recorder http://www.cadsoft.de/vdr/).
> It now works reliably enough for me.
i also use VDR - nice software....and vdradmin.pl makes a nice web-based
interface for choosing programs to record.
i tried MythTV but didn't like it...and it had (still has??) only
primitive support for DVB cards rather than analog capture cards.
thanks for the info about tvguide.org.au - i'd never heard of it before.
instead, i use tv_grab_au to fetch the xmltv guide for Melbourne from
the D1 site, and xmltv2vdr to convert it and import it into VDR.
this has been working reliably since i set it up in April. the only
minor hassle is that it doesn't recognise when daylight savings begins
and ends, so i have to edit my script so that it subtracts 60 minutes
from the times when DS begins...and again to stop subtracting when DS
ps: i don't particularly enjoy watching TV on the computer, so i'm
planning to buy an xbox, modchip it, and run the Linux Xbox Media
Center software on it - i'll leave the DVB card in my main system,
and access the recordings via NFS or SAMBA shares.
the alternative was to build another linux box next to the TV
(fortunately, i had cat-5 cables installed all over the house about 5
years ago when i had the electrical wiring redone), but this works out
much cheaper....and an XBOX is a lot quieter than a PC. plus i get a
games console included in the price :) am keeping an eye out on ebay
for a cheap xbox.
craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au> (part time cyborg)
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