I’ve modified my previous XMLTV display script (post is here) to further improve the user interface. Now all the user
interface is handled in a single display (see below). Now, when you roll over a program, the description of that
program is shown in the band at the top of the grid. If you click on a program a detailed program description is
displayed on the right including the creation date for the program, actors, guest stars, writers, and categories.
Plus you can click on any actor, guest star, writer or category to search for additional programs in your XMLTV
file that contain that person or category. At the bottom of the detailed description is a link to watch the program,
record it, or search for other airings. If the program is a movie there is also a link for the Internet Movie Database,
which will bring up a search for that program on their website.
This new display is also easier to personalize. You can change the colors and size of the display by going to the
Please note that this script is for Girder 3.3.X only.
A Girder 4 version of this script is available here: http://www.promixis.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11767
The heavy lifting of searching through the XMLTV file is handled by Curtis Wren’s XMLTV plugin. The display is handled
through the Lua Internet Explorer display that Mike C. demonstrated and uses java scripting by Nate for the buttons as
well as an HTML replace innerHTML command provided by Juri (a.k.a. father of monstermagnet).
1) An XMLTV file, (here's a post on that)
2) Curtis Wren’s XMLTV Plugin,
3) And Girder 3.3.X
To configure it:
1) Go to the first script called “Load XML Data” and change “openfilename” to point to your XMLTV file
2) If you want it to change channels for you or set recordings for you you'll also need to configure
"Change channel - Script" and "Schedule Recording - Script" but the other features of the grid will work
even if you don't do this.