EPG information incomplete? No year, actors and so on...
I run Tvheadend 4.2.4-7~ge1e1b46 on Debian 8 and use tv_grab_eu_epgdata to generate a xmltv data and send it to Tvheadend via xmltv.sock.
The xmltv data looks like this:
<programme start="20171108132500 +0100" stop="20171108141500 +0100" channel="br-online.de"> <title>In aller Freundschaft</title> <sub-title>Am Abgrund</sub-title> <desc>Annika und Christoph Behnke, beide Mitte 20 und miteinander verheiratet, sind leidenschaftliche Kletterer. ...</desc> <credits> <director>Mathias Luther</director> <actor>Dieter Bellmann</actor> <actor>Thomas RÃ¼hmann</actor> <actor>Roy Peter Link</actor> <actor>Andrea Kathrin Loewig</actor> <actor>Bernhard Bettermann</actor> <actor>Karolina Lodyga</actor> <actor>Patrick Kalupa</actor> <actor>Jo Weil</actor> <actor>Philipp Moschitz</actor> <actor>Anthony Petrifke</actor> </credits> <date>2012</date> <category>series</category> <category>Krankenhaus</category> <length units="minutes">50</length> <country>D</country> <episode-num system="onscreen">33</episode-num> <video> <colour>yes</colour> <aspect>16:9</aspect> </video> <audio> <stereo>stereo</stereo> </audio> <subtitles type="teletext" /> </programme>
A lot of information. But the details window shows only very little of it:
Is this normal? Where is the year, the category and the actors? I also use emby with Tvheadend as a client and there are also only the data from the screenshot visible.
I would be glad if someone could help me clearing this up.
Thanks a lot, Mulzi
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To get that information you will unfortunately need to use a newer (dev/unstable) version of most of your components.
If you can install the 4.3 version of Tvheadend then you will find a tickbox in the EPGGrabber section to scrape actors and additional information. This will then displayed in the UI.
You will then need to upgrade to the latest nightly Kodi and nightly pvr.hts since support for passing the details through was added a couple of days ago.
The skin.Estuary will display cast information and category but currently does not display year. I've submitted a patch to add the year to the main displays so hopefully that will be merged in the next couple of weeks.
Hopefully this will help.
Hello Em Smith,
thanks for your detailed feedback! I will test the latest 4.3 version.
Do you know whether the emby plugin will need an update too in order to work properly?
Unfortunately I don't use emby, I was thinking you meant the emby kodi plugin but you probably mean [[https://github.com/MediaBrowser/Tvheadend]]
A quick look at that code suggests it doesn't yet support the new fields.
If that's the case you could refer that author to #4441 for sample messages for the fields. I've just updated it with some extra clarifications from when the pvr.hts client was done.
We also pass through image for recorded programmes so refer them to #4685 for an example message.