MHEG2XMLTV

In New Zealand, Freeview DVB-T broadcasts have seven days worth of electronic program guide (EPG) data. The data is encoded in a MHEG-5 data stream using text/binary fields. However, the format cannot be imported or used with MythTV. Building off the export data from redbutton download, I have written a small conversion program. The program converts the data into a XMLTV standard formatted file. In addition to converting the data, it also uses clues in the data to flag the shows by category, HD flag, audio type, ratings and more to enhance the program listing.

The project and source can be found at http://sourceforge.net/projects/mheg2xmltv/ or on GitHub https://github.com/solorvox/mheg2xmltv.

 

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