Mythtv: grabbing

I use the excellent program tv_grab_nl_py from https://github.com/tvgrabbers/tvgrabnlpy. The developers devoted many manhours to create a program that grabs the program info from several websites. Documentation is adequate, no need to elaborate on that.

I use the following script to call the grabber and to insert the information into mythbackend:

  LOGFILE=`mktemp --tmpdir mygrablog.XXXXX`
  chmod a+r $LOGFILE
  echo "mygrab logfile datum: `date`" > $LOGFILE
  touch $OUTPUT # to fix error in grabber
  logger "Starting $GRABBER"
  $GRABBER --output $OUTPUT  >> $LOGFILE 2>&1
  for id in 1 3 ; do
     /usr/bin/mythfilldatabase --only-update-guide \
     --file --sourceid $id --xmlfile $OUTPUT >> $LOGFILE 2>&1
  mv -f $OUTPUT $OUTPUT.old
  logger "Grabbing ended."

Notice the for id in 1 3 ; do: I have digital and analog cards in my setup. id 1 is for the analog and id 3 for the digital card.

How to find out which sourceid's you should use:

  mysql mythconverg -u mythtv -p
  select * from videosource;

See also: https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Mythfilldatabase