RytecEPG - investigate / direct support
http://rytecepg.ipservers.eu/epg_data/ - there are nice XMLTV EPG sources with the channel mapping using Enigma source ID's
Updated by Mark Clarkstone over 3 years ago
Would it be possible to add Schedules Direct to the direct support list too? I see many people on the forums using this as appears to be the go-to guide data provider now.
What really would make Tvheadend stand out IMO would be an option to create a custom grabber. A custom grabber would allow the user to import data in various formats, XMLTV, JSON, YAML (and maybe CSV & INI) using the usual methods, netcat, http(s), maybe upload?. Tvheadend would then attempt to parse all fields and values. The user would then be presented with a list of internal EPG fields that they'd match with fields from the imported data.
So say I have the data (in ini as it's easier to type out):
[BBC News] channel=BBC ONE title=BBC News date=03/03/2017 start=22:00:00 end=22:35:00 description=The latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide. Also in HD subtitle=The latest national and international news stars=4.0
Tvheadend would parse this & display a dialog, something like..:
Field | Drop down with fields found in data | -----------------------|-------------------------------------------| Field options, regex, time/date format options etc Channel name | channel | Title | title | Date | date | (0?[1-9]|[0-9]|3)[- /.](0?[1-9]|1)[- /.](19|20)\d\d Start Time | start | - Maybe a time format picker here? End Time | end | ditto Description | description | Subtitle | subtitle | Rating | stars | Programme Image | image |
This could be done using a wizard type interface
Let me know what you think
Updated by Ludi K. about 3 years ago
Direct support for the Rytec EPG would be great, as it offers EPG for various countries.
Please remark: As far as I know, the Rytec EPG is shipping the season and episode information embedded inside the subtitle and not always in the same format; for example sometimes also roman numbers are used for the season information in the italian epg.
Considering that tvheadend handles the season and episode information more accurately, it would be nice if the support for the Rytec EPG was not limited to its import, but that it would also properly support the season and episode information by fetching it from the subtitle or descriptions fields.
Thanks in advance.