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Kimon
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EPG for Greek channels issues.

Hi, new user here.

Please, if/when dev. time (& covid) permitts,
have someone look at the situation with the grabbers for Greece.

I tried with "digea.gr" which works ok, but doesn't provide info on all channels.
cyta.com.cy, looks to be ok too, but it's mostly for Cyprus.

The rest I tried:

bluesky.tv.gr:
error downloading page: The remote name could not be resolved: 'live.blueskytv.gr'

cybc.com.cy:
( 1/35 ) CYBC.COM.CY -- chan. (xmltv_id=rik1) -- mode Incremental
[Error ] Unable to update channel rik1
[Critical] Generic syntax exception:
[Critical] message:
[Error ] no index page data received from rik1
[Error ] unable to update channel, try again later
[ Info ] Existing guide data restored!

nova.gr.E:
[ Info ] ( 1/37 ) NOVA.GR.E -- chan. (xmltv_id=ERT SPORTS) -- mode Incremental
[ Debug ] skipped : last show, no next startime to use as stop

digea.E.gr
cosmote.gr (<- possibly because is moving to an iptv service?)
i.show.gr
palo.gr
tv.pathfinder.gr.E (pity, it has everything available)
all error-out with an error similar to:
[ Info ] ( 1/36 ) ISHOW.GR -- chan. (xmltv_id=et1) -- mode Incremental
[Error ] no shows in indexpage!

Feature request:
There is no EPG provider/grabber for ERT 1/2/3/sports/ΒΟΥΛΗ(parliament).
ERT is the state-operated/national radio/tv provider for Greece,
and broadcasts state-wide.
There is an official site with the EPG available here:
https://program.ert.gr/tv.asp

If someone could pretty please do a grabber for the above url,
the info provided combined with the info from digea.gr which operates ok,
covers the most important channels.

Thanks.

PS.
It's (the grabber) an impressive piece of work.
Well done.

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just added an old ert siteini, seems to work, let me know if it needs modification.
https://github.com/SilentButeo2/webgrabplus-siteinipack/tree/master/site...

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mat8861 wrote:

just added an old ert siteini, seems to work, let me know if it needs modification.
https://github.com/SilentButeo2/webgrabplus-siteinipack/tree/master/site...

I just tried.
It works great, a bit slow, but it grabs pics too so it is to be expected.
Maybe it should be included to siteini.pack distribution?
Combined with the entries from digea I have the major channels epg.
I had to create some dummies for the trash tv ones, but overall very happy.

Thanks :D

note: I see that cosmote has a new site up for epg:
https://www.cosmote.gr/cosmotetv/residential/program
Lots of info, and it looks to be updated in real time.
Maybe someone that codes better than me could grok a grabber for it?

Thanks again.

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Cosmote grabber itself works ok (it grabs...).
But there is something funny with the resulting xmltv guide.
I tried grabbing mixed content from cosmote/digea/ert, some timelines are like 5 hours off,
causing "now" to become empty on EPG for some programs (i feed the resulting xmltv to plex),
Some programs are like 5 hours off.
It seems to be relative to the order of use of the providers above.
On the log i see the following:
C:\Users\%User_name%\AppData\Local\WebGrab+Plus\siteini.pack\Greece\program.ert.gr.ini -- Revision 100
[Warning ] timezone=UTC+00:00 mapped with timezone_id "Atlantic/Canary"
Maybe its relevant?
Shouldn't it be like Athens/Greece (eastern European std, GMT+2)?
I'll investigate further as time permits.
Thanks.

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The above issue (time being off) magically cleared when I run the site.ini auto-updater today.
Maybe a glitch with plex, but i can't rally tell.
The warning on the log about wrong time-zone insists.
[ Info ] found: C:\Users\%USER_NAME%\AppData\Local\WebGrab+Plus\siteini.pack\Greece\program.ert.gr.ini -- Revision 100
[Warning ] timezone=UTC+00:00 mapped with timezone_id "Atlantic/Canary"
Doesn't specifically mentions it, but I suppose it stems from program.ert.gr.
Maybe it's something to fix, maybe not.

Currently I'm using a mix of: cosmote.gr + digea.gr + program.ert.gr = 99% of the channels for Greece are covered.
So, I'm golden.

Thanks for the support, it is very much appreciated.

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revision 100 was a typying err, my mistake. Timezone should map with athens....and it is set athens

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