December 12th, 2007, 05:49 PM
NetRemote - TvGuide XMLTV problem.
I really want to get an EPG on my PDA, so when I came across XMLTV 2.0 plugin for NetRemote I thought this would be perfect to implement into my ccf.
I have installed XMLTV plugin for Girder, and it loads the XML file without problems into Girder. I am able to see the channel information in the variable inspector (under tvgrid table), and in XMLTV grid for Girder. When I use the scroll bar in the sample ccf file (curt.ccf), it triggers xmltv_scroll in girder so it does communicate with Girder.
I am using girder 5 (Build 523), and have a hunch that this is the root of my problem. So if anyone can confirm or have a fix to this it would be great.
December 13th, 2007, 12:12 AM
As far as I know, there is no longer a source of the raw XML data with which to feed the guide... the company that was providing the data supposedly cut off the feed. If anyone knows otherwise, please chime in...
December 13th, 2007, 12:25 AM
i am using ptbrowser on the ppc with a modified xmltv file it get the info from schedules direct
there is a yearly fee ($20.00)but it is well worth it
if this helps
December 13th, 2007, 01:22 AM
That's good news!
cp1983, when you say that xmltv_scroll is being triggered, are you able to add some prints to your xmltv_scroll function on the Girder side? That's a good way to verify the data that is being sent back to NetRemote...
December 13th, 2007, 05:14 AM
Yes in fact I have been able to add some prints, here is a list on what happens when I scroll:
The first line is: xmltv_prev
Third: Here I just removed the "comment out" in front of the print function on bottom.
As sirbooker said, I have no problem getting xmltv data into girder, I am fully able to get the TV listings in girder via XMLTV grid version 2.
December 13th, 2007, 10:26 AM
If you look at the contents of the table in your print output, is it correctly populated?
I'm hoping to identify the source of the fault -- It's either a data packaging problem, a transmission problem, or a rendering problem.
December 14th, 2007, 03:07 AM
The xmltv_table contains the following,
numCols = 3 (String)
numRows = 8 (String)
startRow = 4 (Value)
The startTime table is empty.
The values in xmltv_table, I think they refer to is tvgrid table, it has 8 rows with different tvlistings in it, (chName, chNum, pgm (#1, start, stop, title)) and so on.
December 14th, 2007, 08:39 AM
Okay, so next step is to make sure that you're seeing the same values on the NR side, which you can similarly verify with prints using the lua console in Designer...
December 14th, 2007, 10:37 AM
In NetRemote designer, I am not able to print any in the Interactive Lua Console, and can't find any in the Lua Variable Inspector. But I am able to find xmltv variables in the Current NetRemote Variables, that is xmltv_scroll is updated when I scroll.
A variable called xmltv in NetRemote variables has information regarding the tv channels, for instance when the scroll bar is at the top, xmltv variable contains information about channels 1-8, and when I scroll down in NetRemote, the variable is showing channels 4-12.
Any idees on how to proceed?
December 14th, 2007, 11:08 AM
Great; it sounds like your data is there, so we just need to figure out why it isn't displaying. Just to confirm: you have the guide plug-in's dll in your plug-ins folder? What CCF are you using? Also what platform and what version of NetRemote are you running?