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#21 tifelspazjali OFFLINE  

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:30 PM

This thread is absolute confirmation of what I said in my first post ...

Red wine beckons - I'll leave it for a day or two.

:) and i'l confirm what i said in my first post. if you want it easy you should harass the main dev here who has done nothing to improve the situation. But i would still predict you be waiting another year at least.

 

xteve with xmltv is the right way to go imo, but yes it will take you a few days. but for me who probably uses emby for live and recorded tv 90% of the time that investment was worthwhile


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 06:38 PM

 

sporting events also work well for me. a very kind person here wrote me a powershell script that downloads the provider m3u and inserts a reference so that xteve knows that although the channel name has changed it should retain the channel and update the channel name. the channel name is the name of the sporting event. then using xteve's dummy epg data feature i can also create epg for those channels.

 

I would love to get a look at that script. Like to compare it to what I am doing. :rolleyes:



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 01:51 PM

how do you use just the xteve m3u file rather than having xteve running? just tried and the file i created has the xteve url in the m3u so it has to be running even if it passes off the url to the client on channel change.



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 05:43 PM

how do you use just the xteve m3u file rather than having xteve running? just tried and the file i created has the xteve url in the m3u so it has to be running even if it passes off the url to the client on channel change.

well, i would recommend just running xteve as a service using nssm so its always going and this is moot.

 

but if you really dont want it running all the time you should try v1 of xteve. this requirement only came in for xteve v2. i can't seem to find v1 but all you need is the .exe and i have that. i could put it somewhere for you to download if you like


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:13 PM

I have it running in a Linux docker - I'll finish setting it up like that and see how I get on.

Having some issues with SchedulesDirect EPG from more than one country at the moment (it gets the channel info fine but not the EPG data for the second country. Will let it run thru an overnight cron run and see if that fixes it.

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 08:18 AM

my emby isn't automatically updating EPG data - is there somewhere i need to set it to do so?  if i click the "Refresh Guside data" button, it works fine.



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Posted 17 January 2020 - 09:27 AM

Check the schedule of the refresh guide scheduled task. Perhaps you disabled it.
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Posted 17 January 2020 - 03:54 PM

Check the schedule of the refresh guide scheduled task. Perhaps you disabled it.

 

Just checked and there is a "every 24 hours" schedule set up. I've deleted that and set one to run every day at 0300, lets see if that works. I don't see why the 24 hour one wouldn;t have been working.



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Posted 17 January 2020 - 04:28 PM

I would keep it was it was before actually, with every 24 hours. With a fixed time it's up to you to make sure your Emby Server machine is running, not sleeping, and that Emby Server is actively running at the time of the schedule. If not, then it will be skipped.



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Posted 17 January 2020 - 05:09 PM

I would keep it was it was before actually, with every 24 hours. With a fixed time it's up to you to make sure your Emby Server machine is running, not sleeping, and that Emby Server is actively running at the time of the schedule. If not, then it will be skipped.

ok thanks  - some observations:-

 

1. it wasn't working then, with the 24 hours set.

2. the reason I chose a specific daily time was to be sure it ran after the SchedulesDirect get at around just after midnight.

3. my unraid/emby server runs 24/7 and is never switched off (at 147 days since last reboot) so I'm not really worried about the task not running if the server isn't running.
 



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Posted 17 January 2020 - 05:15 PM

Please attach the emby server log.  I'm sure the task was running. Thanks.



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Posted 17 January 2020 - 06:45 PM

Please attach the emby server log.  I'm sure the task was running. Thanks.

 

i'll wait to see if it works tomorrow.



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 09:20 AM

i'll wait to see if it works tomorrow.

 

Ok, so when I checked the next day after a full auto run, emby had deleted ALL the EPG data for ALL the channels?  So I did the following :-

ran the emby update manually, nothing.

Went into XMLTV/Schedules Direct and restarted it to trigger a manual collect (which collects one day's worth of data)

re-ran the emby manual update and all the EPG data was there (for one day)

left it to run a full 24 hour cycle and checked again - emby had once again removed all the data for all channels.

I didn't have time to mess around with it again yesterday, so it ran through another 24 hours cycle without any manual intervention form me.... and now all the data is there for all the channels. 

no idea whats going on. 

My xmltv file has 14 days of days because that's what I specified, because, well that's what I want. Emby only has 7 days of data in the EPG - how do I get 14 days?

 


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:57 AM

@grizlyadams Did you end up going with xTeve? I know you mentioned running xTeve on a separate box - are the files (xTeve M3U/xmltv) local to the Emby install?



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 06:29 PM

@grizlyadams Did you end up going with xTeve? I know you mentioned running xTeve on a separate box - are the files (xTeve M3U/xmltv) local to the Emby install?

Yeah, I gave up on the separate install and using the files from that as the files have the uril embedded in. Xteve is running in a docker on the unraid server that emby is installed on. Xteve seemed to speed up the more I used it, so whilst it didn't take as long as I thought it was going to, it did take longer than it should.

It's taken a week of p*ssing about with this, and paying for yet another "death by a thousand cuts" subscription for Schedules Direct to get it working - I still have issues with some channel logos not working when using emby on the lan ( they work when remote), but for now it works.

Pretty much EXACTLY how I feared it was going to be from the get go - ie a royal PITA that cost me way too much time with a vertical learning curve I didn't particularly want to embark on....

Thanks for all your help and responses!


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Posted 31 January 2020 - 02:56 AM

I am not sure if this is what you are trying to achieve but I used ERD Designs softwares for editing my m3u and especially the xtreamdownloader for creating strm files from the VOD in the m3u list (which can be scheduled to repeat the procedure). 

 

Although if you need your m3u file to be updated on regular basis I guess you would need something like xtream-editor that keeps your m3u updated in case your provider add/remove channels. 



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Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:35 PM

I am not sure if this is what you are trying to achieve but I used ERD Designs softwares for editing my m3u and especially the xtreamdownloader for creating strm files from the VOD in the m3u list (which can be scheduled to repeat the procedure). 

 

Although if you need your m3u file to be updated on regular basis I guess you would need something like xtream-editor that keeps your m3u updated in case your provider add/remove channels. 

 

@Mastrovious or anyone for that matter, could anyone describe the purpose for a provider to constantly update thier URLS inside the m3u? Why is this done? Legal reasons or something else? its annoying that my provider does this.



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Posted 02 April 2020 - 11:05 AM

@Mastrovious or anyone for that matter, could anyone describe the purpose for a provider to constantly update thier URLS inside the m3u? Why is this done? Legal reasons or something else? its annoying that my provider does this.

 

If your provider is doing this, yes, it is to avoid detection or being blocked.



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Posted Today, 01:43 AM

@Mastrovious or anyone for that matter, could anyone describe the purpose for a provider to constantly update thier URLS inside the m3u? Why is this done? Legal reasons or something else? its annoying that my provider does this.

What I meant with update was that new content will be added from time to time, that’s the reason why I want to extract new strm files from it from time to time.





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