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post #391 of 398 (permalink) Old 2012-01-17, 03:42 PM
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One nice thing about handbrake is it will automatically crop out the black bars (letter and pillar boxes). One issue I have had though is some of TVO's UK programming is window-boxed with a 14:9 aspect ratio. Handbrake does the right thing and will remove all the black bars and MythVideo will play the resulting file just fine. The issue is if I then try to use MythArchive to put the video on a DVD, it will stretch it to 16:9 (distorting the picture) when it should be either letter boxing it to 4:3 or pillarboxing it to 16:9.

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Anyone use MythStream? It transcodes on the fly and streams live/recorded TV to browsers.

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Ug. Just read that one of the lead developers of mythtv has left to create a fork called torc. Hopefully this won't thin the developer resources too much.
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Anyone use MythStream? It transcodes on the fly and streams live/recorded TV to browsers.
I haven't, but In this thread I tried to explain what I do for adhoc channels/feeds that I haven't bothered to setup in mythtv. Works great.

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Ug. Just read that one of the lead developers of mythtv has left to create a fork called torc. Hopefully this won't thin the developer resources too much.
It will be interesting to see what transpires of this. There is some speculation that this could just be a temporary fork for him/them to start working on 0.26 before 0.25 is released.

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Mythtv .25 was released April 10th:
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Release_Notes_-_0.25

It looks to have a lot of new features... Http streaming, AirPlay, and more.
I will do a clean install on a new drive to see how it works with my hardware.

Please post you upgrade results...

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post #398 of 398 (permalink) Old 2012-05-21, 09:34 PM
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A script to scrape the CBC website for schedule info for mythtv

Hello all,

I've written a little python script to scrape the CBC web site for scheduling information and put the results in to an xmltv/mythfilldatabase compatible form. You use it like this:

# ./scraper 2012/05/21 > sched_20120521.xml
# mythfilldatabase --update --file 1 sched_20120521.xml

Since I rely on the PSIP info for my EPG, and CBC does not provide, this allows me to get CBC scheduling.

Would this be of interest to anyone - I would be happy to share it - or is there a better thread to discuss this?

If you are interested and grabbing a copy now, surf to newmovies.walma.org and right-click to download scraper.py. It is very rough and does no input sanatizing or exception catching, so use it carefully. It also depends on "beautiful soup" for html parsing, which, if you are using some flavour of linux, should be available through your package manager. There are some comments in the code which will give some hints to getting it working.

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