livestream and XMLTV guide data

I have been playing with this probably for the past 2 hours since your last response. I have gotten to this code.

while true; do
echo ""

sleep 120


But it doesn't show that the file hasn't been recreated. Only the first time starting up the docker. Any ideas as to why?

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Awesome, this is working great. Thanks again @tmm1

Season Passes are not working, but that makes sense as to why, thanks.

Yes, Advanced Passes appear to be working for me. I set some up by show name and they’re now queued. :+1:

I updated the code so the XMLTV can work with season passes

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Wow, thanks again @tmm1! :crown: I just updated my docker, removed the Advanced Passes, and added them back, along with a few more, as Season Passes instead. Just set to record "all episodes" instead of new ones, of course. Now I see the appropriate shows queued to record. Sweet, this is perfect, I really appreciate it.

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You are literally the best @tmm1 absolutely killing it! To be the icing on the cake, how would you be able to insert into the .py file the image for each show and show summary of the show. Basically metadata as it is the same week in and week out.

You could edit the metadata after the first recording so the show has the proper image and details.

Oh gotcha. So if I delete a recording and then it get's recording again it will come up as what it was before?

Yes. because the metadata and artwork you will edit go on the show level, not episode level.

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Gotcha, that makes since. Thank you!

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I don’t mean to derail this thread, but can someone point me to a good source to learn/teach myself some of the terminology in installing some of what is referenced in this thread? For example, the iCal to XMLTV Converter at GitHub lists two steps in the “Using via docker” instructions. I’ve had Docker running on my Synology (to use for Homebridge) for a few years, and believe I’ve just successfully updated to the latest Docker Compose by messing around with instructions online, but the second instruction (telling to “CD to app source directory” and run a command) is beyond me. I know generally how to CD, but I’m not even sure what the "app source directory" is, if I’m supposed to have installed the Converter files somewhere first, etc., or what terms to use to do a Google search to figure this out on my own.

I apologize in advance if this comes across as naive and generates eye rolls from those for whom this is old hat, and I’m not even sure when I’ll have time to fully dig into this, but I’d love some day to have some basic ability to follow this.

git clone
cd ical-to-xmltv
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@Fofer have you been having to update the YouTube url for the twit stream? I have had to do it twice in the last week or two. I guess they keep doing new streams every week now it seems. I wonder if there is a script or something we could run in docker to automatically update the url.

I haven't had to change videoID because I don't use videoID in the URL for this particular livestream... instead I use @twit (the channel name.) Pretty sure this worked when I used hlstube and certainly works now with the Kister Method. Here's how that is formatted, been working for many months now for me with TWiT specifically, no docker required:

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Gotcha. I didn’t even know that was feature. I will try that! Thanks!

Yes it works, at least with YouTube channels that have a livestream going. And if it has multiple livestreams, then the Kister Method defaults to the first one.

Here's a thread with more YT livestreams. This is fun stuff :slight_smile:

Had the same problem with TWiT yesterday since I always use the videoID with the kister method. I never understood the advantage to using the @(channel name) method until now.

Any chance there is a step by step for dummies (myself) to get the TWIT stream working in Channels?

First just add it as a Custom Channel, here is the m3u:

Then if you want guide data too, it’s a bit more advanced but manageable via docker and portainer. Do you have any experience with those?

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Thanks for the info, I will add the custom channel. I do not have experience with either. My Channels is also on an M1 Mac if that makes any difference to adding the guide data.