Decoding OpenTV data for EPG/LCN grabbing

Added by Chris Beasley 2 months ago

Hi

I've been using MediaPortal with a custom plugin that enhances the TVengine with the capability of using a networkID approach. In essence, it scans all linked channels on a transponder(s) linked to the networkID and then decodes the OpenTV data and then inserts this in to MP as well as providing series linking using the actual link data in the stream. It also provides a region approach to the EPG so I can select the correct area (for me that would be Auckland in HD and I get only the HD channels where HD is provided with auckland specific channels), and auto-updating/deleting on user scheduled time.

The plugin code is rubbish and old and uses a fixed descriptor length that means it is now not picking up the LCNs and quite a bit of the EPG titles and while I do have the VB code by skills are rubbish and I cannot fix the descriptor lengths etc.

My question here related to whether TVHeadend can at least grab only the channels on a specified NetworkID and then decode them if they're in OpenTV format, so i get a fully populated, region specific, HD enabled EPG. If it can do some of the other things then grand but right now I'm really interested in the OpenTV format from network ID as I do not really want the freesat data mixed in.

Any thoughts or directions are appreciated.

Thanks,

Chris


Replies (5)

RE: Decoding OpenTV data for EPG/LCN grabbing - Added by Mark Clarkstone 2 months ago

Tvheadend will only grab EPG from a set of (enabled) grabbers for services that you've mapped to channels. It ignores everything else.

RE: Decoding OpenTV data for EPG/LCN grabbing - Added by Chris Beasley 2 months ago

Thanks. Without installing TVH on a linux distro which I don't have installed yet, are you able to say what grabbers are included?

RE: Decoding OpenTV data for EPG/LCN grabbing - Added by Mark Clarkstone 2 months ago

Chris Beasley wrote:

Thanks. Without installing TVH on a linux distro which I don't have installed yet, are you able to say what grabbers are included?

Does this help?

Take a look through the git repo to see example tabs etc.

RE: Decoding OpenTV data for EPG/LCN grabbing - Added by Chris Beasley 2 months ago

Fantastic thanks, clearly shows OpenTV for Sky NZ! I'll give this a whirl I think.

RE: Decoding OpenTV data for EPG/LCN grabbing - Added by Mark Clarkstone 2 months ago

Chris Beasley wrote:

Fantastic thanks, clearly shows OpenTV for Sky NZ! I'll give this a whirl I think.

If you have any issues, feel free to keep posting here :).

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