Feature #4270

RytecEPG - investigate / direct support

Added by Jaroslav Kysela over 6 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

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Description - there are nice XMLTV EPG sources with the channel mapping using Enigma source ID's



Updated by Andreas Fornberg over 6 years ago

This would be nice :)


Updated by Mark Clarkstone over 6 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
description=The latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide. Also in HD
subtitle=The latest national and international news

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]|[12][0-9]|3[01])[- /.](0?[1-9]|1[012])[- /.](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 6 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.


Updated by Andreas Fornberg over 4 years ago

Anyone working on this yet?
I know it works with using tv_grab_file or similar methods but direct support would be nice.

Then it also could scrape this to season, year etc in a better way.

<sub-title lang="sv">(Säsong 25. Del 8) (2015)</sub-title>


Updated by Flole Systems over 2 years ago

  • Target version changed from 4.4 to 4.6

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