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I need schedule info. Schedules Direct or not?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:33 am
by e_james
There are many large holes in my knowledge and understanding of Linux, MythTV, MYSQL, XML, XMLTV and Schedules Direct.

Since last September I have been obtaining schedule information for 21 UK Freeview channels with commands like this "wget http://xmltv.radiotimes.com/xmltv/2047.dat" but metabroadcast.com has now shut down this service. Apparently Schedules Direct may be a suitable substitute but I don't understand how to use it. All I need is the raw schedule data. I don't need or want to import it into any "approved application". I can write Paradox Objectpal code to convert the data into a more readable database structure which works well for what I need. It's not clear if this is permitted by Schedules Direct.

I would appreciate some advice on what is possible, what is permitted and some help with implementation.

I am currently running MythTV 0.27 on Lubuntu 13.10 and I run Paradox 7 either via Wine on Zorin 9 or on Windows XP Pro SP2.

Re: I need schedule info. Schedules Direct or not?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:25 pm
by rmeden
How many places are you going to post the same ( self-contradictory) question?

Instructions for MythTV users are at https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Migrating_to_Schedules_Direct_in_the_UK
(a link is in the top news story on the SD web page)