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ConfigMaker tool for multiple configurations

Like many others I want to have EPG on my satellite receiver and WebGrab++ seemed like great tool.
Since I'm also lazy I don't want to do all the hard work of channel mapping, editing configurations, etc.. over and over again.
Modifying/maintaining one "grab" configuration is not that much of a deal, but problems rise when you have multiple configurations to run. Constantly copy/pasting site keys, updating inis & xmls, checking paths. Unacceptable.
What I also learned was that many others have same problems.


WebGrab+Plus is a multi-site incremental xmltv epg grabber. It collects tv-program guide data from selected tvguide sites for your favourite channels.

Program Release

Notice : No longer available due to security issues

V3.0 Build 3 : Read V3_fix on the home page and
Read the Intro_V3 on the home page and
changelog.txt for technical details

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We have been informed that a user, named 'trist' (formerly known as 'goran' or whatever name he will use 'next'), owner of an IPTV website, is luring users to buy SiteIni's from his website. Most of the SiteIni's he offers are copies that are also available for free or for a small donation on our website. And, as far as we know , there is no or very limited support in case of problems or necessary revisions. We kindly ask you to keep reporting abusers like him.

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Program Release

This beta is no longer available

added : check and log of subpage headerlist values errors (only integers, no 0, not > number of headers sets)
added : default subpage headerlist {list|} which ignores all header sets except the first one
fixed : bug in url file mode , must start with // or file:// (was \\)
added : option to use a global element in a subpage.format {list|'global_element'}
new : grabengine overhaul, completely rewritten.
It solves the problem of save and reload of cookies, e.g. in method POST-BACK
new : temporary re-introduction of grabengine as sitedependant element
added : new grabengine supports 'Brotli' compressed stream decompression
fixed : method=POST was not overwritten with later methods with other value
fixed : if no headers specified , always take the defaults

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Docs release

Describes the new features and changes of WG++ V2.1.10

New in this issue:

• Chapter 4.6.2 is completely rewritten and is now called 'Conditional operations and arguments' It explains:
- the newly introduced ‘boolean operators’ & (and) | (or) ^ (xor) and ! (not)
- the RPN style ‘boolean expressions’ in chapter
- and the new statements ‘if’ and ‘else’ in chapter
• New chapter 'Headersets' and 'Subpage header list' explaining headersets and their use in subpages
• Revised chapter 'Date and time calculations' to reflect the changed definition of numeric timespan input values and the format argument
• Revised chapter 4.6 'Operations', details of arguments used in operations moved to the chapters where the operations are explained for which they are relevant.
• New chapter 4.1.1 'SiteIni header'
• 3 new readonly elements added in chapter 4.5.4 'Read_only elements' and APPENDIX C

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Program Release

This beta is not longer available

fixed : crash when no headers are specified
fixed : logging of exceptions shows meaningful stacktrace
added : different headers sets for subpages, (-needs more testing!)
fixed : crash when no subpage header list is specified
added : header-set log
fixed : converting to other timezone inverted the timespan used to correct the time

added : Boolean operators & (and) | (or) ^ (xor) and ! (not) to be used in RPN style boolean preconditional expressions
added : 'if' operation to enable multiple scrubstrings under the same condition
added : 'else' operation als part of 'if'
added : nesting of 'loop' operation(s) as part of an 'if' operation
added : nesting of 'if' operation(s) within a 'loop' operation

fixed : operation calculate, added inputvalue>> to start of operation string if not there
fixed : removed logging of special operation of config_timespan_days
changed : all (5) projects of WG++ are targeted to .net 4.7.2

- Postprocess 2.08 REX
fixed : operations max_char, max_words not properly implemented

Enjoy Jan van Straaten

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SiteIni Encryption, SiteIni types :

Since the introduction of SiteIni encryption with version 2.1.7 , now 2.1.9 , new settings and enhancement have been introduced in WebGrab++. As mentioned in, the types of SiteIni can be grouped as follow:

  • Type 1 : 'Legacy' un-encrypted in clear text. Basically no change, SiteIni can be created and updated by any user, is public and does not require any change in SiteIni or WebGrab++.config.xml. The “site” line works with all the commands that can be included (timezone, language, episode-system, firstshow, etc. etc.)
  • Type 2 : Encrypted without user-key. This type of SiteIni is public. Usually prepared by WGTeam members only, content and methods are hidden. No decrypt userkey and no expiration date will be set. A line to SiteIni header is added indicating the encryption date: * $$encrypted [17/03/2019]
  • Type 3 : Encrypted with user-key. This type of SiteIni is usually prepared by WGTeam members only, SiteIni content and methods are...
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Program Development - Jan van Straaten ------- Web design - Francis De Paemeleere
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