[vdr] EPG for Hotbird / russian programmes

peter.kourzanov at xs4all.nl peter.kourzanov at xs4all.nl
Mon Dec 4 16:10:36 CET 2006

On Wed, Nov 29, 2006 at 06:58:57PM +0100, Harald Milz wrote:
> Hi,
> now that my VDR works fine with 2 satellites thanks to the help of some
> kind folks here and the SourceCaps patch (did I mention it should be in the
> mainstream VDR?) I have now a couple of FTA programmes in russian language
> for my better half :-) The only problem is, none of these programmes carry
> any EPG information. The schedules are available on the web sites, mostly.
> Has somebody written a plugin that retrieves the schedules and creates
> proper EPG data from them? I might but not too soon... I understand this
> task can be a pain in <pick your favourite body part> because people use no
> SOA interfaces. TBNRussia provides an Excel file (yuck). 

You can also use this scrpit:


to automate the process via e.g. crontab, or generate the listings via
latex in PS or PDF.

> TIA!
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