[vdr] xmltv2vdr.pl

Dominic Evans oldmanuk at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 16:54:29 CET 2012


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:

https://github.com/oldmanuk/xmltv2vdr

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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