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XMLTV is an XML based file format for describing TV listings. There are several programs available which can download EPG data for you in XMLTV format. Then you can use the XMLTV plugin for MediaPortal to import the data into your TV Guide.

Here is a list of XMLTV Programs that work with MediaPortal

XMLTV

Features

General Comment

Generic application, written in Perl. Not user-friendly. Forms the basis of MediaPortal's EPG.

Site Support

Hard coded. Each site supported requires a new Perl script.

Configuration

Command Line

Link

XMTLV Home

Supported Countries

Australia, Belgium and Luxembourg, Brazil, Britain and Ireland, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary and Romania, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, North America, Norway, Portugal, Reunion Island (France), South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland

Comment

XMLTV channel IDs must match MediaPortal channel names.  You may rename the channel IDs within your tv_grab_??.conf file (spaces and exotic characters are accepted) but do not modify any other settings.

WebEPG

Features

General Comment

MediaPortal-specific application, written in C#. Included with MediaPortal distribution.

Site Support

Site Support is via XML configuration files, anyone can create new or edit existing configuration files.

Configuration

GUI configuration program

Link

How to configure WebEPG

Supported Countries

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom (GB in WebEPG), USA

WebGrab+Plus

Features

General Comment

Generic application. Good site and country support. Is an extended and more versatile replacement for WebGrab. Very well documented.

Site Support

Site Support is via ini configuration files, anyone can create new or edit existing configuration files.

Configuration

Text Editor. Editing .ini files.

Link

WebGrab+Plus website

Supported Countries

Australia, UK, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Denmark, Iceland, France, Finland, Austria and many more. Any country can be supported by creating a new ini file.

Schedules Direct plugin

Features

General Comment

MediaPortal plugin.

Site Support

Hard coded

Configuration

TV Server Configuration (Plugins)

Link

SchedulesDirect Guide Importer

Supported Countries

US and Canada. Supports OTA/Cable/Satellite

XMLTV GUI Grabber

Features

General Comment

Generic set of applications, for Windows and Linux.

Site Support

Through lua grabber scripts

Configuration

GUI

Link

Homepage, Instructions at MediaPortal forum

Supported Countries

United Kingdom, Denmark, North America, Israel

MC2XML

Features

General Comment

Very fast command line utility based on XMLTV. Supported OS: Windows/Linux/OSX. Downloads media center, titantv, or schedules direct tv listings.

Site Support

 

Configuration

Command line plus batch

Link

How would I use mc2xml with MediaPortal?

Supported Countries

US,CA, UK, IE, MX, BR, ES, FR, DE, AT, DK, NL, NO, BE, CH, FI, PL, SE, CZ, SK, IL, IN, KR, JP

EPG Collector

Features

General Comment

Supports DVB-S, DVB-T, DVB-C, ATSC terrestrial or cable and Clear QAM Command line utlity for creating xmltv file.

Site Support

 

Configuration

EPGCentre.exe is a GUI for generating .ini files to be used with epgcollector.exe

Link

 EPG Collector on Sourceforge EPG Collector forum Guide for setting up epgcollector with NZ Freeview

Supported Countries

Many countries supported

   

 

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