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xml data from TV Scheduler Pro into mp4 file

Apr 30, 2014 at 8:26 AM
I record to TS-Mux .ts files in TV Scheduler Pro (TVSP).

TVSP also saves the .xml file with the program information (populated by Ice Tv).

So I end up with two files:


I would like the program data embedded in the final encoded file.

These get moved to the MCEbuddy encoding folder. The xml file arrives first, and the .ts file when it's ready.

I don't do any renaming of the file in MCE Buddy. It simply converts to mp4.

It seems (from the doco) that MCE Buddy should see the detailed .xml file and write this meta data into the mp4 file. But... it doesn't.

I've checked the xml file from TVSP and it has all the data necessary. The xml structure is well-formed and the element epg_item is fully populated (epg_title, epg_subtitle, etc).

I have "Write metadata" ticked in expert settings.

Are my expectations wrong?
Apr 30, 2014 at 1:03 PM
Send me a sample XML file (fully formed with as many details in it as possible) and a link to the documentation if possible. We will add support for it.
XML files are read but the formats are different for each recorder.

May 1, 2014 at 12:06 AM
You're a champion!
May 1, 2014 at 2:45 AM
I need the XML files please. Different one like serials movies shows sports etc so I can parse the formats

May 2, 2014 at 7:09 AM
Edited May 2, 2014 at 9:23 AM
Done. Please see "TV Sch Pro XML" on the ftp server.
May 2, 2014 at 2:31 PM
This is a good start but I need to see non series shows also. There are many differences I have noticed from other XML programs. Can you get a movie, a sport and something non series to compare. This will make a complete package.

May 4, 2014 at 4:53 PM
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May 4, 2014 at 9:55 PM
Are you sure your files are from being generated from TV Scheduler pro? I ask becaise from the sourceforge website, I looked at hte xmltv.dtd file which is supposed to generate the XML file, the format given there is COMPELTELY differnet from the files you uploaded. Which software genereated those XML files.

This the format given by TV SCheduler pro
An example XML file for this DTD might look like this:

<tv generator-info-name="my listings generator">
  <channel id="">
    <display-name lang="de">3SAT</display-name>
  <channel id="">
    <display-name lang="de">ARD</display-name>
    <display-name lang="de">Das Erste</display-name>

  <programme start="200006031633" channel="">
    <title lang="de">blah</title>
    <title lang="en">blah</title>
    <desc lang="de">
       Blah Blah Blah.
    <episode-num system="xmltv_ns">2 . 9 . 0/1</episode-num>
    <rating system="MPAA">
      <icon src="pg_symbol.png" />
  <programme> ... </programme>
May 13, 2014 at 5:28 AM
done you'll find it in the new build
Marked as answer by rboy1 on 5/12/2014 at 10:28 PM