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WebEPG is a Electronic Program Guide (EPG) grabbing application. There are several other programs that do what WebEPG does, but not as easily and not as well integrated with MediaPortal. 

The WebEPG plugin now ships with MediaPortal and has been designed to provide you with the best possible EPG data if it is not already provided by your DVB sources.

WebEPG Advantages

One of the big problems of a general EPG grabbing application, like XMLTV, is that channel names often don't match the names used in MediaPortal, so the TV Guide data does not import properly. This is what WebEPG aims to address. WebEPG uses the channels created by MediaPortal and with your input, maps the EPG data to a channel from the TV Guide site. You do not need  to change any channel names.
When downloading EPG data from DVB Sources, you usually only get data for the next 48 hours. With online TV Guide grabbers like WebEPG you may get up to 14 days!

Configuring WebEPG

Before you can use WebEPG to get data for your TV Guide, you must configure the WebEPG plugin. Many locations around the world are supported out of the box, however, if your country is not supported or you wish to grab EPG data from a different source, you may customize WebEPG by creating your own EPG Grabber for your specific location and needs. 

Be sure to check our EPG Grabbers Forum to see if someone else has already created a grabber for your location, or is working on one.

 WebEPG

EPG 'grabbers' from over 30 countries 
To configure WebEpg open the TV-Server configuration and goto:

TV-Server > Configuration > Plugins > WebEPG

Create EPG Grabber

Follow the guide: Contribute > Localization > EPG Grabbers and Tuning Details > WebEPG

   

 

4 Comments

  1. says:
    doesn't say when the EPG out of the box wouldn't work and when you'd need webepg. seems like my digital tuner would have this info, but it doesn't. tons of info around, but seems very hard to follow for a new person.
    Posted Mär, 06 2011 16:51

  2. says:
    There are hardly any WebEPG grabbers for the USA because no one has provided them! Your digital card should be able to provide EPG data but it depends on the card and the provider. You need to post in the forums with details to get support. Some US users use the Schedules Direct Plugin or XMLTV.
    Posted Mär, 06 2011 18:58

  3. says:
    EPG grabbers forum seems like it has lots of stuff, but i can't find one for USA/san diego. seems like this major city would have this info.
    Posted Mär, 06 2011 16:52

  4. This page links to itself!  Where are the steps to create this WebEPG?

    Should it go here?

    WebEPG - TVGuide