[vdr] EPG Question (concerning BBC3 and BBC4)

Jon Burgess jburgess777 at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 6 19:42:49 CET 2007


On Mon, 2007-02-05 at 20:12 +0100, Brian wrote:
> Tony Grant wrote:
> > Le lundi 05 février 2007 à 17:49 +0100, Brian a écrit :
> > 
> >> BBC3 and BBC4 only start to show programs at 19:00 UK time. My EPG for 
> >> these programs comes via the internet. If I try to look at the EPG for 
> >> those channels before 19:00, then they are not even shown in the list of 
> >>   programs I have EPG for on the OSD.
> >> I assume this is a desired behaviour of VDR. If so, any way to change it?
> >> I didn't find anyway in the Menus.
> > 
> > I use the following method:
> > 
> > 	- grab the EPG from the radio times site with xmltv
> > 	- feed vdr with xmltv2vdr
> > 	- vdr updates "on the fly" EPG data for changed times
> > 
> > And I use vdradmin rather than the OSD so you see the timelines of 3 and
> > 4 starting at 7. Before then you do have ceebeebies and the other kids
> > channel onn the same frequency
> > 
> > Cheers
> > 
> > Tony 
> > 
> Tony,
> 
> I get the EPG into VDR the same way. And I can see it via VDRAdmin. Its 
> just I want to see it on the OSD before 7pm if at all possible.
> 
> Cheers Brian
> 

I use the off-air EPG and the display of BBC3/4 is OK right now (18:30).
When you look at the EPG in vdradmin do you see any programs covering
the period when the channel is off-air?

I see token schedule entries covering the off-air period:


05:32 - 12:00 'This is BBC THREE'
12:00 - 18:58 'This is BBC THREE'
18:58 - 19:00 'Welcome to BBC THREE'
... on-air
19:00 - 20:00 'Dog Borstal'
...

Perhaps the issue with xmltv2vdr is that there are voids in the schedule
data which (might) cause the channel not to be listed in the schedule
guide. 

	Jon





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