Linux - VDR dvb schedules direct as an option

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rodercot Offline
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Hi All,

I am wondering how or where I would look to figure out how to get a schdules direct epg (python or perl) script to use with xvdr or vnsi add-on. the vdr eepg plugin installed as a plugin or compiled does not function with either add-on reliably in NA currently or at least properly.

I can resume any of my three systems after a day and I have a fully populated epg and within 10 minutes of watching Livetv with either add-on the epg is back to being empty if I reset the epg within xbmc I have a full epg again.

If a scedules direct account could be setup as such with myth it would be good all the time. there are pre-made scripts on the SD forums for both perl and python formats as well as xmltv options.

I am just not sure how to make it work.

On another note - why can either add-on not stay connected to a vdr backend. I get disconnected - reconnected messages constantly with either add-on xvdr is much worse than vnsi as it will start and then go into a loop requiring a restart to fix this is on three machines with myth 11.10 (frontend only) and latest xbmc pulse eight script install and all clean builds within last two weeks

Thanks,

D.
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Why do you want another plugin for something which is already there? There might be a problem but I think the better alternative is to fix it. Can you provide a debug log to the point your epg data is cleared. What happens if you disable the use of the epg database.

I don't see any reconnect problems on my system. How is your XBMC machine connected to the backed? Same machine, wireless, ...?
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Hi,

I have vdr 1.7.22 yavdr plugins are xvdr, vnsi, eepg and sc stable ppa installed on my 10.04lts myth machine and I have three remote clients connnecting one at a time hard wired via local network. Myth Has no problem connecting to it's backend on that machine I only see problems with vdr. I am attaching a large log. that machine has been running a while. half way through the log I turn off the epg database but in the first you can see mysql errors and the connection errors throughout the log. Do I need to install streamdev as well ?

let me know what you think please. I am not sure why the log states server error on connection. I have the allowed_host files configured properly.

http://www.scottcraftboats.com/downloads/xbmc.log

Thanks,

D
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-15 13:22 by rodercot.)
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Solving the connection problem might also solve you epg problem. I don't have those problems regardless if I connect to vdr from a local or remote system. As the next step I would try removing either the xvdr or vnsi plugin from vdr and only try with a one installed. vdr writes to syslog. Anything of interest there?

You don't need streamdev, it's outdated.
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rdoac Offline
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I use a perl script to populate VDR's epg from xmltv/schedules direct. It's available here: https://github.com/oldmanuk/xmltv2vdr

Is that what you mean? Or is VDR already populated with an EPG, but xbmc throws it away?
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deleted everything but sc, vnsi and eepg for plugins with VDR - still having the disconnect problem just not as frequently guide is the same.

@rdoac,

VDr use a plugin EEPG to populate the guide and yes it will populate and then it gets lost in xbmc.Is the xmltv
2vdr automatic once it is setup
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rdoac Offline
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I run xmltv2vdr on a cronscript every day at 4am.
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