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UK RadioTimes - EPG times off by 1 hour

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UK RadioTimes - EPG times off by 1 hour

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WG++ Version: WebGrab+Plus/w MDB & REX Postprocess -- version V2.1
OS Version: Ubuntu 16.04
Mono Version: Mono JIT compiler version

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Hey all,

I've been using WG++ for the best part of a year, all of a sudden the site I had been using started producing question marks after programme titles in the EPG (i.e. BBC News (?)) and the descriptions had disappeared. This had been going on for quite a while (couple of months) so this weekend just gone, I decided to try out a new site and see if I had any more luck.

I ensured that everything I could update, was up to date - updated mono to the latest available, downloaded the latest site-ini pack zip, checked the wg++ version against the latest on the site, etc...

I decided to use radio times, and managed to configure wg++ to pull down the channels I want, and verified that all the site info was there.

After the several hours it took to scrape, I imported the guide.xml into TV Headend, and got Kodi to clear the PVR database, and re-import the guide.

It was at this point I noticed that everything in the guide was one hour behind - i.e. "BBC News at 10" was in the guide @ 11pm, "Breakfast" which starts at 6am was in the guide for 7am.

I checked in the generated guide.xml for these entries, and found the following:

<programme start="20180710060000 +0000" stop="20180710093000 +0000" channel="BBC One">
    <title lang="en">Breakfast</title>
    <desc lang="en">Round-up of national and international news, presented by Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt</desc>
    <category lang="en">News</category>
    <icon src=""">" />

Note the start and end times - (Start: 20180710060000 +0000 | End: 20180710093000 +0000)

While the hour portion of the datetime string is correct, the timezone is not - over here in the UK we are in British Summer Time (GMT+1).

I apologise if this is a trivial question, and I've missed something obvious, but is there a config i can update that will adjust the timezone to GMT+1 but revert back to GMT+0 when British Summer Time ends?

Thanks in advance,


Joined: 7 months
Last seen: 7 months

Thanks! I'll give it a try, I was going to give it a go, but I saw another thread on here which said not to do it (granted it may have been for an older revision of the site ini, and an older version of the radio times site).

Much appreciated :)

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