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thejamootz
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Dummy information for times when channel is off air

I don't think this currently exists in WG++, but it seems like it would be useful: For channels that are only on-air sometimes (for instance, I believe Sky Bundesliga 2-6 in Germany are only active when there are live matches), there could be an option to insert some kind of dummy listing, like "No information available", when there's no data.

Right now, these channels show programming information when they're live - and that's good - but the blank spaces always jump out at me when I scroll past them and there's no EPG data in my XMLTV file.

If this already exists and I just missed it, great! If not, it would be a feature I'd use quite a bit.

Thanks in advance.

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if you get epg when there is a event then there is nothing u can do(least using webgrab)
u can also look in your misc folder,u can manually add epg for channels that you have no epg for.
dont get me wrong here as i said above,it u get epg when there is a event,stick with it.
u cannot conbine these options.
inside misc folder look at fixed.ini,there will also be a fixed_info.txt file on how to add ur own dummy epg for channels.

thejamootz
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Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it. I figured that was probably the case, but it wouldn't hurt anybody to ask.

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if there was anything that could be done what would one add?
off air,ect.most people that watch these channels know exactly when its comming on and not browing epg guide lookin for something to watch.

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something like OFF AIR: Until (name of the show title that does it does grab the epg for)

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this is nearly impossible due to how webgrab works.
it expects epg data to be there,its not smart,it just processes the data.
it dont know or care if the first show starts at midnight or 6pm.
it would literally take a ton of code to achieve this as there is so many factors that have to bee taken into consideration.

if you happen to be using kodi for example i think there is a setting(see screenshot) where u can enable such a message.

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