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pgdownload
Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:00 am Reply with quote
Regular contributor Joined: 31 Mar 2005 Posts: 32
I can't find any reference to the MEI file structure in this forum or at the sights of TAP developers that use it. Can someone provide this information? I've created a MEI file but it has lots of unguessable 'empty' fields.

Thanks

Peter Gillespie

PS It would also be helpful to know if the 3? main flavours of MEI file have any differences? as well as what their names and directory locations on the Toppy are.
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LordCake
Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:31 pm Reply with quote
Frequent contributor Joined: 03 Jul 2005 Posts: 217 Location: Manchester
The format AFAIK is:
Code:
/*

The MEI format has the following info in each of it's columns (separated by a "|"):

column   field                         desc
------   -----                         -----
0       xxxxxx                 6 char string, the total number of chars on the line (counting from field 1 onwards)
1       prog_start_time         program start time, a 12 digit string yyyymmddhhmm
2       prog_stop_time         program stop time, a 12 digit string yyyymmddhhmm
3       prog_channel           Freeview LCN
4       prog_title                 programtitle, eg "The Simpsons"
5       prog_sub_title          program   sub title, eg "Datalore"
6       prog_prev_shown          repeat?
7       prog_new                 new program?
8       prog_date                  Production date (is in there for films)
9       prog_premiere            Is it a film Premiere
10      prog_last_chance          don't think it's used by Radio Times (but identifies last chance)
11      prog_desc                COMPLETE Program Description (longest I found is over 1700 chars)
12      prog_category           Genre
13      prog_length               Length   in minutes
14      prog_aspect              16:9 or 4:3
15      prog_colour              Colour   if blank, B&W (if B&W)
16      prog_subtitles           Subtitles type (onscreen if for foreign language film, or Teletext if "optional")
17      prog_episode_num         eg: 1/6
18      prog_episode_system         either blank, onscsreen or mei_xmltv_ns**
19      prog_rating_system      ie: BBFC for films
20      prog_rating              ie: PG, 15, 18 etc
21      prog_star_rating         ie: 2/5, 5/5 etc
*/

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Bawbagg
Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:40 pm Reply with quote
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Yup - that's it.

Here's a link to my original post:

http://www.toppy.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2115&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=214

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pgdownload
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:12 am Reply with quote
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Many thanks guys.

Keep an eye out as I'm hoping JustEPG will have MEI support in a few weeks.

Regards

Peter Gillespie
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janilxx
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:41 am Reply with quote
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pgdownload wrote:
Keep an eye out as I'm hoping JustEPG will have MEI support in a few weeks.


And this means that THE TAP will be usable with streams EPG data. There is no EPG TAP That would be even close to JustEPG. My opinion, of course.
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pgdownload
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:16 am Reply with quote
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Hi praise indeed, thanks. Smile Although MyStuff looks to be pretty swish.

Regards

Peter Gillespie
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janilxx
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:25 am Reply with quote
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pgdownload wrote:
Hi praise indeed, thanks. Smile Although MyStuff looks to be pretty swish.


I personally have never liked this kind of many channel EPG view. It is not so clear to see what comes and where.

But JustEPG's way to show many channels at once... Very nice!

Of course this is only my opinion
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