(Fixed) If you use Zap2it have you noticed that they don't have any listings past the first part of next week (first full week of September)?

Added by K Shea 3 months ago

Subject says it. I wonder what is happening with them. Listings seem to end Monday night for the major networks and Tuesday for most of the smaller ones. Usually they go out a couple of weeks. The dates appear on their little calendar thing from the date dropdown, but if you go past the dates I have mentioned above, the grid is blank.

EDIT: Appears to be fixed as of Wednesday, August 30.


Replies (6)

RE: If you use Zap2it have you noticed that they don't have any listings past the first part of next week (first full week of September)? - Added by G Kazaroth 3 months ago

Confirmed. Both website and scraper do not have data past about Tuesday Sep 5th. I do not have any idea why.

RE: If you use Zap2it have you noticed that they don't have any listings past the first part of next week (first full week of September)? - Added by K Shea 3 months ago

Well if anyone is motivated enough to go to http://feedback.zap2it.com/ and inquire about this, I would strongly suggest you DO NOT mention anything about a "scraper", just mention that on their web site the listings end after Monday or Tuesday. In other words, if you are using anything other than a plain old web browser like Firefox or Chrome to view their listings, it would probably be best to keep that tidbit of information to yourself.

RE: If you use Zap2it have you noticed that they don't have any listings past the first part of next week (first full week of September)? - Added by G Kazaroth 3 months ago

I put in a zap2it feedback earlier today on their website not having the info, but no change so far. zap2xml.pl supports tvguide and zap2it, so I plan to see if I can migrate to tvguide. I'll post the results tonight.

RE: If you use Zap2it have you noticed that they don't have any listings past the first part of next week (first full week of September)? - Added by G Kazaroth 3 months ago

Still no change to zap2it website. To change the script to use tvguide.com...
Changed my script to add the "-z" option for the zap2it.pl call. The username and password were setup to be the same on tvguide.com and zap2it.com, so I actually did not change the .zap2xmlrc file. I also cleared the cache folder and ran the script. It worked fine. I will check it in more detail tomorrow and see if the additional script to update the categories and description still work. So far, a simple change and it is working.

RE: If you use Zap2it have you noticed that they don't have any listings past the first part of next week (first full week of September)? - Added by Greg H 3 months ago

Maybe was just a glitch but I just went to the website and the guide now has information all the way to Sept 12

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