On 3/9/2012 4:54 PM, Dominic Evans wrote:
I don't know if anyone else still uses the xmltv2vdr.pl perl script
for piping XMLTV data into VDR's epg, but I've been keeping a version
of it updated with some additional function here:


These are the changes since the last version (1.0.9) was released on
the mailing list

- Add support for XMLTV episode-num.  Currently gets added as EPG entry
   'sub-title', if no existing subtitle has been found, in the form
   sXXeXX (e.g., Bones~s01e01).
- Change default SVDRP port number to 6419.
- Better support for ATSC/PVRINPUT EPG sources.
- Allow multiple channels to have the same XMLTV channel id, useful for
   multi input (e.g., DVB-T, DVB-S) systems where you want to feed VDR
   the same info. Previously only a 1:1 mapping was permitted.

I've also received a pull request from someone who rewrote the whole
script to be a lot more readable and to use full XML parsing (rather
than just line-by-line scraping), but I still need to investigate what
the performance penalty is before accepting that in.

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Hi Dominic,

just a quick question about the script, which I use every day.

I need to merge XML data from 2 sources for my VDR. I tried just running the script twice, but I see that it clears VDR's EPG at the start. So that does not work.

First attempt was to remove the clear EPG instruction (CLRE I think),
that is not a good idea.

So now I am left with 2 alternatives:

1. Use two versions of the script, the first to run with the CLRE in,
the second to run without the CLRE in. A version where the CLRE could be
skipped due to an input parm would be a great help..........

2. Somehow merge the XML input files and then run the script just once.
I'll try that today, maybe that will work

Maybe you have an idea for a solution that I am missing

Cheers Brian

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