[vlc-devel] New widget for EPG

Marian Ďurkovič md at bts.sk
Tue Sep 22 13:45:06 CEST 2009

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 12:46:13PM +0200, Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 12:44:48PM +0200, Laurent Aimar wrote :
> > > Great, that would be of course the best solution!
> >  I plan to remove the conversion in the core from vlc_epg_t to text and
> > let the GUI do whatever it wants with it.
> >  It will be much more easier and cleaner.
> Ok, what about xmltv integration? How can we be sure that this widget
> would be able to use such data?

A quick look at xmltv format spec shows:

  <programme start="20080715003000 -0600" stop="20080715010000 -0600" channel="I10436.labs.zap2it.com">
    <title lang="en">NOW on PBS</title>
    <desc lang="en">Jordan's Queen Rania has made job creation a priority to     help curb the staggering unemployment rates among youths in the Middle     East.</desc>
    <category lang="en">Newsmagazine</category>
    <category lang="en">Interview</category>
    <category lang="en">Public affairs</category>
    <category lang="en">Series</category>
    <episode-num system="dd_progid">EP01006886.0028</episode-num>
    <episode-num system="onscreen">427</episode-num>
    <previously-shown start="20080711000000" />
    <subtitles type="teletext" />

So basically instead of start+duration we have start+end here, title and
description are the same, so the future xmltv plugin could just fill the
vlc_epg_event_t the same way as TS demux is doing now.

There are a few extras, which (if we like to have them), will need an 
extension of vlc_epg_event_t, but I don't think this is important ATM.

   With kind regards,


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