Maxemum TV-Guide

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Maxemum TV-Guide is a KDE TV-guide. It is developed in C++, based on QT/KDE and uses XMLTV as it's back end to grab listings. At present there are backends grabbing TV listings for Australia, Belgium and Luxemburg, Brazil, Britain and Ireland, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary and Romania, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, North America, Norway, Portugal, Reunion Island (France), South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.


Some of Maxemum TV-Guide's features are:

* easy-to-use user interface
* quick channel(s)-only selection
* custom channel names and icons
* descriptions
* category filter
* hidden in tray while not used
* title-, actor- and description search
* favourite show highlighting
* blacklisting of shows
* realtime updates with colour encoded time
* automatic grabbing of TV-listings
* custom channel icon size
* a popup window alerting the user when favourite show starts
* execution of an external command upon user alerts
* favourite overview with quick removal
* realtime progress
* and more..
Last changelog:

13 years ago


---[ v7.3.2 ]---[ 2007-03-03 ]---

* new translation: Slovak, by Jozef Riha
* new translation: Italian, by Matteo Azzali
* norwegian translation has been improved, by Leif Mathis Gaup
* french translation has been improved, by Starcrasher
* german translation has been improved, by Philipp Matthias Hahn
* episode Title-patch by nhjm449 applied
* bug-fix in parser (MTVG crashed if an icon-tag was located in a programme-tag)

---[ v6.2.18lang ]---[ 2006-06-07 ]---

This release include internationalization, added languages are:
+ Swedish
+ Norwegian, by Leif Mathis Gaup
+ German, by Philipp Kiessler
+ French, by Starcrasher

If you would like to help out and translate MTVG to your native language, please check out the .POT-file in the tar-ball! Use KBabel, GTranslator or similar for translation. Cheers lads, and thanks for all your support and mails!

---[ Time fix ]---[ 2006-04-30 ]---

I made a quick update for you guys that recently turned your clocks ahead for the summer. If the clock turning caused problems with MTVG, please recompile MTVG with these new files [mtvg.sf.net/timefix], and set the time offset in Preferences->General. Cheers!

---[ v6.2.18 ]---[ 2006-02-18 ]---

This release is for all of you people requesting custom channel icons! =) Some minor bugs have been fixed and new users will now be presented with an extract from the README at startup.

---[ v5.10.26 ]---[ 2005-10-26 ]---

This is a release with minor changes, apart from the one big thing - the forum! Every show now has it's own forum! Just right click on a show, select Forum and you're ready to start a debate. A summary of the changes:

* every show now has it's own forum!
* moved preferences tab to separate window
* resizable reminder dialogue when details are shown (request)
* quit button in main window (request)
* performance optimizations (please note that some results in lost custom channel names when upgrading)
* bug fix in parser (tv_grab_de_tvtoday , and possibly other grabbers, works better now)

---[ Fix (DE) ]---[ 2005-10-10 ]---

This is a temporary fix for all users in Germany (and possibly others?). Due to a faulty way of parsing the channel name, the channel names wouldn't show in the channel column in mtvg when using the german tv_today-grabber. Replace the files at [mtvg.sf.net/degrab] and recompile mtvg, that should do the trick! Sorry about the inconvenience!

---[ v5.10.3 ]---[ 2005-10-05 ]---

This release includes mostly user requests! New features are:

* more new user friendly
* two new views; search view (request) and full view
* time- and column separators (request)
* manual show column width (request)
* custom channel sorting
* doubleclick on show to toggle description
* category filter (request)
* go to next day at defined daystart (request)

* some performance optimizations and rewrites
* patch (for the US and others) applied; "default channel name fix". Thanks to nhjm449!
* reorganized prefs-tab for lower resolutions (request)
* minor bug fixes

---[ v5.9.12 ]---[ 2005-09-14 ]---

This release includes new xml-tags in descriptions, channel icons with custom size, a new (and less annoying) channel renaming system, show blacklisting, automatic checking for new versions of mtvg while updating listings and a bugfix in the reminder system.

---[ v5.8.8 ]---[ 2005-08-08 ]---

This release fixes some bugs in the design and presents a better looking presentation of time and time navigation. It is also now possible to customize channel names.

---[ v5.7.8 ]---[ 2005-07-10 ]---

In this release the reminder dialogue (which alerts the user when a favourite show starts) has been updated. Now there is a progress bar showing how much of the show that has passed. The dialogue auto-closes when the show ends (remaining countdown). Finally, it is now possible to check out the details of the show right in the reminder dialogue!

Bugfix: the application no longer shuts down if the reminder dialogue is closed instead of using the "Thanks!" button.

---[ v5.4.28 ]---[ 2005-04-28 ]---

Initial release.

schlesix

14 years ago

Yes, that solved my problem.

Thank you!

Thomas

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schlesix

14 years ago

Hi,

the grabber didn't work for me:
thomas@SchlesisNB ~/Systemkonfiguration/KDE/kat/base $ /usr/bin/tv_grab_de_tvtoday
using config filename /home/thomas/.xmltv/tv_grab_de_tvtoday.conf
getting list of channels: ##################################################



grabbing: Can't call method "look_down" on an undefined value at /usr/bin/tv_grab_de_tvtoday line 462.

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robmax

14 years ago

Hi Thomas!

TvToday changed their webpages slightly a while ago, so you probably need to update the grabber script; check out the cvs at:

http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/xmltv/xmltv/grab/

Hope it works with the new grabber!

Cheers! =)

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DoM

14 years ago

/usr/bin/tv_grab_de_tvtoday --days 7 --offset -2 --output ~/.xmltv/mtvg.xml

cannot write to output file, ~/.xmltv/mtvg.xml: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden at /usr/bin/tv_grab_de_tvtoday line 348.

this command works on commandline, doesn't works in Maxemum TV-Guide

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robmax

14 years ago

Hi Andreas!

Sometimes, when the grabber works in a shell but not in mtvg, you could try adding the parameter --quiet to the grabber. Although, this might be another issue. You could try to replace the tilde sign (~) with your real /home/name. If it still doesn't work, try to touch the output file. Please try these suggestions and tell me how it goes. =)

Cheers man!

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DoM

14 years ago

the full path works, but ~ is easier ;)

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omega527

14 years ago

Hi, great app, thanks. But there is a little problem with the grabber for germany. It can not find the channel for the program entry. It seems it is confused by the showview field. I would like to post an example but the software here filters this lines out. ttyl8er, t.k.

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robmax

14 years ago

Hi Thomas!

Yes, I'm aware of the problem and I'm terribly sorry about that crappy bug! Please try to replace the files on this page [mtvg.sf.net/degrab] and recompile mtvg. It works perfect for me when I use the de-grabber! Please tell me if it works and I'll make it more official! =)

Thanks for your feedback man! I really do appreciate it!

Cheers!

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omega527

14 years ago

Hi, Thanks for your fast answer. It works ttyl8er, t.k.

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kawarmc

14 years ago

It worked out of the box, did its job fine and smoothly.

Great job.

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tekwyzrd

14 years ago

I see the changes and think it's much improved. Thank you. The only additional thing I can see that would be an improvment would be some sort of selector buttons for the view mode.

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gunnicom

14 years ago

I use nxtvepg (nxtvepg.sourceforge.net)for grabbing my tvlistings.
At startup i dump the collected TV information to a file ~/listing.xml.

Is it possible to use this with maxemum?

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robmax

14 years ago

Hi Frank!

I'm not sure actually, I'm afraid that I can't really test it either. If you send me a tar'ed .xml-file maybe I could look more into it. Thanks man!

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jirityr

14 years ago

I'm using your Maxemum TV-Guide and I like it really very much. It's really great software, but one thing is missing for me. If I want to gard some program wich have every time other name (for example: M A S H (176/255)) then I have to add to the favourites each program separately. It would be good to add posibility for change added favorites to a regular expression (for example: M A S H \(\d+/\d+\)). KDE have a Regular expression editor wich would be used for this. If you will do this extension then Maxemum TV-Guide will be more usable for using every day. Than you for this excellent program and keep working!

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robmax

14 years ago

Hi Jirka!

Thanks for the improvement suggestion! The reason this suggestion didn't make the latest "request release" is that I'm thinking about rewriting the favourite system. I'm not sure what to include, but I'll definitely consider your idea! =)

Thanks for the ideas man!

Cheers!

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tekwyzrd

14 years ago

The insall text file wasn't installed using the rpm for suse 9.3 so I had to download the source tarball for the instructions on how to get it running. The dependency web is a nightmare. Once it's running it's a nice app overall. The only significant features I think it lacks is the ability do display airtimes when selecting favorite shows and the ability to search for airtimes of special shows (text input based search) for situations such as knowing a movie is on this week but you're not sure what day or time. A help button or link with entries to access a help file and version info would be nice too.

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robmax

14 years ago

Hi Tekwyzrd!

Thanks for some great feedback! I just realized that I've been referring new users to the INSTALL-file instead of the README.. Crap! =) That's not good.. However, this is fixed now and I hope new users now finds it easier to get it up and running. Thanks! Watch out for the upcoming release, I think you might like it! =)

Cheers!

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robbeh

14 years ago

Hi, I compiled the version from source. When I want to update ("Update now...") the program crashes when I click "I will".
I use SuSE Linux 9.1 with KDE 3.4.0.
KCrashmanager gives the following:

Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/libthread_db.so.1".
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 1095651584 (LWP 21848)]
[KCrash handler]
#7 0x00000000 in ?? ()
#8 0x08067ba4 in UpdateDialog::cancelClicked ()
#9 0x08074b98 in UpdateDlg::qt_invoke ()
#10 0x08076319 in UpdateDialog::qt_invoke ()
#11 0x40c012ee in QObject::activate_signal ()
from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#12 0x40c01a96 in QObject::activate_signal ()
from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#13 0x40f500bc in QButton::clicked () from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#14 0x40c97db4 in QButton::mouseReleaseEvent ()
from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#15 0x40c37045 in QWidget::event () from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#16 0x40b9f71f in QApplication::internalNotify ()
from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#17 0x40ba1a88 in QApplication::notify () from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#18 0x407f387e in KApplication::notify () from /opt/kde3/lib/libkdecore.so.4
#19 0x40b3e033 in QETWidget::translateMouseEvent ()
from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#20 0x40b3cf0d in QApplication::x11ProcessEvent ()
from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#21 0x40b4d7c5 in QEventLoop::processEvents ()
from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#22 0x40bb73c1 in QEventLoop::enterLoop () from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#23 0x40ba110f in QApplication::enter_loop ()
from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#24 0x40d929a2 in QDialog::exec () from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#25 0x08058c69 in MainWidget::downloadListings ()
#26 0x0805989e in MainWidget::update ()
#27 0x08076f41 in MainWidget::updateNowClicked ()
#28 0x08069c6a in MainWgt::qt_invoke ()
#29 0x08076c79 in MainWidget::qt_invoke ()
#30 0x40c012ee in QObject::activate_signal ()
from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#31 0x40c01a96 in QObject::activate_signal ()
from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#32 0x40f500bc in QButton::clicked () from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#33 0x40c97db4 in QButton::mouseReleaseEvent ()
from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#34 0x40c37045 in QWidget::event () from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#35 0x40b9f71f in QApplication::internalNotify ()
from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#36 0x40ba1a88 in QApplication::notify () from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#37 0x407f387e in KApplication::notify () from /opt/kde3/lib/libkdecore.so.4
#38 0x40b3e033 in QETWidget::translateMouseEvent ()
from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#39 0x40b3cf0d in QApplication::x11ProcessEvent ()
from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#40 0x40b4d7c5 in QEventLoop::processEvents ()
from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#41 0x40bb73c1 in QEventLoop::enterLoop () from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#42 0x40bb7206 in QEventLoop::exec () from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#43 0x40ba119f in QApplication::exec () from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#44 0x08057ab8 in main ()

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robmax

14 years ago

Hey Robert!

You won't see that anymore once you have entered the update command in the preferences-tab, so it shouldn't really be a problem and bother you anymore. Although it is certanly something I should look into and fix! =) Thanks for the feedback man, I really appreciate it!

Cheers!

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vipictomski

14 years ago

When I do an update I get a gezillion lines in red come up saying:

http://www.tvgids.nl/zoeken/?station=1&genre=&interval=-6&timeslot=0: did not find any date in page at /usr/bin/tv_grab_nl line 1133.

Just thought I'd let you know.

I tried it with the swedish config as in the README ( not the INSTALL ) file and it worked perfectly.

I ran the tv_grab_nl and that looked to work OK, but like I said, I get the msg above....

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robmax

14 years ago

Hey Tomski!

All text in red are output from the external grabber, in this case the tv_grab_nl. Generally, if the grabber works fine in a console but gives errors or strange messages in mtvg; try to use the parameter --quiet with the grabber. This seems to solve problems for some users. Thanks for trying mtvg and for your feedback!

Cheers!

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jirityr

14 years ago

Here is a ebuild for Gentoo users:

echo 'PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage"' >> /etc/make.conf
mkdir -p /usr/local/portage/media-tv/mtvg
cd /usr/local/portage/media-tv/mtvg
touch ./mtvg-5.8.8.ebuild

-- ADD to the ebuild this:
# Copyright 1999-2004 Gentoo Foundation
# Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
# $Header: $

inherit kde

S=${WORKDIR}/maxemumtvguide-${PV}

DESCRIPTION="Maxemum TV-Guide is a KDE TV-guide."
HOMEPAGE="http://mtvg.sourceforge.net/"
SRC_URI="mirror://sourceforge/mtvg//maxemumtvguide-${PV}.tar.gz"
LICENSE="GPL-2"
SLOT="0"
KEYWORDS="~x86"
IUSE=""

need-kde 3.4
-- ADD end

ebuild /usr/local/portage/media-tv/mtvg/mtvg-5.8.8.ebuild digest
mkdir /etc/portage
cd /etc/portage
touch ./package.keywords
echo "media-tv/mtvg ~x86" >> ./package.keywords
emerge media-tv/mtvg

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thomas12777

14 years ago

ok, i temporarily hel myself by dumping the nxtvepg data into a xml file, but: all times are outranged by two houres (i'm GMT+1 + daylight saving) so i assume you're not mapping times? (tvtime works perfect) next: i'd like to see the date selection combo as replacemetn for the date label, showing the date like the label does (i snap away the configure stuff usually, but wanna be able to change date easily ;) then: it would be great if you#d allow to trigger tv app commands by clicking the entry (nxtvepg does so for xawtv but having this configurable would allow me to use other apps as kwintv or tvtime) last: when i find the time i'm gonna write and upload a simple class to query the nxtvepg daemon

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robmax

14 years ago

Hey Thomas!
1) Aaah! Of course! I never snap away the prefs-tabs so I've never noticed that! Thanks a bunch for that one! =)
2) I thought of this too, but I'm not quite sure exactly how that should work. I will give it some thought when I've got some spare time. =)
3) Hey! That sounds terrific! Although I guess I can't really try it out.. =)
Thanks for your feedback, I really do appreciate it!
Cheers man!

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thomas12777

14 years ago

control external tv apps: http://nxtvepg.sourceforge.net/xiccc-proto.html but i don't know what apps besides xawtv support it (i'll look for tvtime) kwintv afaik supports dcop, so shouldn't be a big deal (if you need help on dcop - ask ;) unfortunatel the nextvepg tcp/ip protocol is not designed like e.g. a http server/client protocol (it's binary, so even not inter compiler compatible), so this won't work (unfortunately) i'll try to find another way for better interaction with nxtvepg (as reloading a 3mb file freaks me out ;)

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13 years ago


---[ v7.3.2 ]---[ 2007-03-03 ]---

* new translation: Slovak, by Jozef Riha
* new translation: Italian, by Matteo Azzali
* norwegian translation has been improved, by Leif Mathis Gaup
* french translation has been improved, by Starcrasher
* german translation has been improved, by Philipp Matthias Hahn
* episode Title-patch by nhjm449 applied
* bug-fix in parser (MTVG crashed if an icon-tag was located in a programme-tag)

---[ v6.2.18lang ]---[ 2006-06-07 ]---

This release include internationalization, added languages are:
+ Swedish
+ Norwegian, by Leif Mathis Gaup
+ German, by Philipp Kiessler
+ French, by Starcrasher

If you would like to help out and translate MTVG to your native language, please check out the .POT-file in the tar-ball! Use KBabel, GTranslator or similar for translation. Cheers lads, and thanks for all your support and mails!

---[ Time fix ]---[ 2006-04-30 ]---

I made a quick update for you guys that recently turned your clocks ahead for the summer. If the clock turning caused problems with MTVG, please recompile MTVG with these new files [mtvg.sf.net/timefix], and set the time offset in Preferences->General. Cheers!

---[ v6.2.18 ]---[ 2006-02-18 ]---

This release is for all of you people requesting custom channel icons! =) Some minor bugs have been fixed and new users will now be presented with an extract from the README at startup.

---[ v5.10.26 ]---[ 2005-10-26 ]---

This is a release with minor changes, apart from the one big thing - the forum! Every show now has it's own forum! Just right click on a show, select Forum and you're ready to start a debate. A summary of the changes:

* every show now has it's own forum!
* moved preferences tab to separate window
* resizable reminder dialogue when details are shown (request)
* quit button in main window (request)
* performance optimizations (please note that some results in lost custom channel names when upgrading)
* bug fix in parser (tv_grab_de_tvtoday , and possibly other grabbers, works better now)

---[ Fix (DE) ]---[ 2005-10-10 ]---

This is a temporary fix for all users in Germany (and possibly others?). Due to a faulty way of parsing the channel name, the channel names wouldn't show in the channel column in mtvg when using the german tv_today-grabber. Replace the files at [mtvg.sf.net/degrab] and recompile mtvg, that should do the trick! Sorry about the inconvenience!

---[ v5.10.3 ]---[ 2005-10-05 ]---

This release includes mostly user requests! New features are:

* more new user friendly
* two new views; search view (request) and full view
* time- and column separators (request)
* manual show column width (request)
* custom channel sorting
* doubleclick on show to toggle description
* category filter (request)
* go to next day at defined daystart (request)

* some performance optimizations and rewrites
* patch (for the US and others) applied; "default channel name fix". Thanks to nhjm449!
* reorganized prefs-tab for lower resolutions (request)
* minor bug fixes

---[ v5.9.12 ]---[ 2005-09-14 ]---

This release includes new xml-tags in descriptions, channel icons with custom size, a new (and less annoying) channel renaming system, show blacklisting, automatic checking for new versions of mtvg while updating listings and a bugfix in the reminder system.

---[ v5.8.8 ]---[ 2005-08-08 ]---

This release fixes some bugs in the design and presents a better looking presentation of time and time navigation. It is also now possible to customize channel names.

---[ v5.7.8 ]---[ 2005-07-10 ]---

In this release the reminder dialogue (which alerts the user when a favourite show starts) has been updated. Now there is a progress bar showing how much of the show that has passed. The dialogue auto-closes when the show ends (remaining countdown). Finally, it is now possible to check out the details of the show right in the reminder dialogue!

Bugfix: the application no longer shuts down if the reminder dialogue is closed instead of using the "Thanks!" button.

---[ v5.4.28 ]---[ 2005-04-28 ]---

Initial release.

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