[olug] MythTV

Tim - DZ iceburn at dangerzone.com
Wed Jun 2 18:34:39 UTC 2004

Mythtv uses xmltv to get the tv listings for the tv guide data so you can
schedule shows.

Tv_grab_na  which _was_ part of xmltv, basically parsed a _bunch_ of
individual web pages from zap2it in order to populate the mysql data for the
tv guide.

Thus every time the web page with the tv guide data changes formats xmltv
must be rewritten and re-released.  Starting with MythTV 0.15 there is
native support for guide data using zap2it via their "direct data" service.
So you need to go get a free account from zap2it (http://labs.zap2it.com)
and use MythTV 0.15 (since tv_grab_na is now broken, and will not be fixed).


-----Original Message-----
From: olug-bounces at olug.org [mailto:olug-bounces at olug.org] On Behalf Of John
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 1:07 PM
To: Omaha Linux User Group
Subject: Re: [olug] MythTV

Are you saying that KnoppMyth = XMLTV?

Brandon Lederer wrote:

>You HAVE to use myth 0.15 as XMLTV in the US is dead.
>On Wednesday 02 June 2004 08:26 am, John Dickson wrote:
>>There is also KnoppMyth. It installs quickly and requires very little
>>PS wrote:
>>>Hello All,
>>>I am looking for recommendations on setting up my MythTV box.  I
>>>finally have all of the hardware (Dell GX260, Pent4 2GHz, 512M ram,
>>>PVR250, nVidia Geforce 5200 and a 120G hard drive).  However, I can
>>>not determine which OS or method to use in setting everything up.  So,
>>>oh wonderful and mighty OLUG group, do I start with Myth 0.15? do I
>>>use apt-get? or build from scratch? do I use Fedora Core 1 or 2, or
>>>how about Suse 9.1 Pro?
>>>I do not mean to start a distro war, I just want to get my Myth box
>>>built and still have some sanity to enjoy the fruit of my labors.
>>>Thanks for you time and consideration,
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