(2014-05-30 05:46)olsonbri Wrote:(2014-05-29 13:06)Jack Wrote:(2014-05-29 04:25)olsonbri Wrote: Thanks Jack. I'll try this. I'm not familiar with where to add the -F argument in my xml. But I definetly have the channel numbers in front of the channel name. I'll play with your info and see where i get :!!
On another note, I can't seem to easily be able to switch between channels. If I go back to the EPG, it puts the current channel as preview in the lower right screen as expected. If I select another channel, it responds by streaming only to the preview window in the corner. The only way I can get it back to full screen is to [stop] the current channel, and the proceed to select the new channel. Any ideas? Thanks! --Bri
Are you using mc2xml to grab your listings? When I was talking about adding the -F argument I was talking about in a .bat file which you can use to automate the mc2xml process instead of using the GUI, but you can also do it via the GUI. If you download mc2xml from here: http://mc2xml.hosterbox.net/. Run it and check the "-F chan name first" checkbox as I said before, select the country you want listings from enter your zip code and choose a listings provider. That will give you your channels without the numbers before them.
You can also specify a .ren file to rename the channels if you want, and a .chl file to choose what channels you want listings from if you only want certain channels, but you will have to create a .bat file to do this. Most of how to do this is on the mc2xml website link I just gave you. Not sure about the other problem with the full screening of the channels, try pressing c or tab to return to full screen.
Here's an example if needed of the contents of a .bat file that grabs U.S listings for the zip code 17122, renames certain channels as specified in the file "usa.ren" and only grabs listings for the channels specified in the file "usa.chl", you'll also notice the -F argument at the start, again that just does the same thing as checking the "-F chan name first" check box on the GUI:
But if you don't only want to grab listings for certain channels (e.g. you want the listings for every channel the listing provider supplies) and don't need to rename your channels and all you want is channel names without numbers before them just do as I said above before and use the GUI and check the "-F chan name first" checkbox.Code:
mc2xml.exe -c US -F -g 17112 -R usa.ren -D usa.dat -C usa.chl -o usa.xml
Ohhhh I get it. Thanks for the clarification and sorry I was so clueless. I had forgotten all about the options after running mc2xml.exe. I'll play with your info and see where I get :!!
Forgot to answer your question Jack. Yes, I'm using mc2xml to get my listings, via schedules direct. I used the -F option, so now I have no numbers before the station. Right away the one logo I had in the folder came up. Tried to add more and they didn't take. Exit xbmc, reboot, all the tricks I could think of. So I switched the icon folder to a 'local' folder (rather than samba share USB stick on my router) to see if other station logos would take, then the one logo that worked before is now not there. It seams really hit & miss when a logo wants to show up. It's as if the TV Guide only scans for logos once a month. I know before I fired up xbmc and tv guide, and was suprised to see some logos I had put in there, and after playing with it trying to improve, they disappear.
Most of my logos come from wikipedia, as they have thus far all been .png format.
What is the .bat file generated by mc2xml.exe for? Does xbmce/tv guide use this file?
Thanks for your help!
EDIT: All logos work after generating a new xml! I guess I expected tv guide to repopulate logos independant of the xml.