Importing external EPG data to CrossEPG. (Enigma 2)

compufunk

compufunk

Regular Member
Messages
1,658
My Satellite Setup
DM 600-S, VU+ Duo,
Moteck SG2100, Fracarro Penta 85 dish, LG LH3000 42" TV + some computers
My Location
NW, Ireland
What I do is download a pre made epg.dat file and export its contents to a file which CrossEPG will read its EPG data from. I do it for Sky UK/Ireland, but other providers are available.

Why do it this way rather than download from satellite?
1: Its a lot quicker.
2: On my AB IPbox 9000 HD I tried quite a few Enigma2 images always had trouble downloading the from satellite. There seemed to be problems with parsing the data so it kept crashing.

First of all, install CrossEPG as per the instructions on their site _http://crossepg.com/documentation/installation.html.

1: Download the file .....
Code:
wget http://hqsatellite.com/satmate/skyuk_epg.dat.gz -O /hdd/epg.dat.gz
Obviously, use a different link if you want a different provider.

2: Decompress it.....
Code:
gunzip /hdd/epg.dat.gz
3: Copy the contents of the file to the external EPG file that cross EPG uses.....
Code:
cat /hdd/epg.dat > /hdd/crossepg/ext.epg.dat
(I cant remember if ext.epg.datis the correct file name. I'll check when I'm home.)

4: Remove the /hdd/epg.dat file so that its not in your way next time you do this....
Code:
rm /hdd/epg.dat
5: Restart enigma.......
Code:
killall enigma2
All of the above assumes that you have installed and configured Crossepg correctly. Also, the paths might be slightly different if you dont have a HDD.

I tested on a few of the Tideglo based E2 images, SifTeam , PKT, AFF Summer Dream. It worked flawlessly on all of them. I have yet to test it out on the DGS based images.

I've written a little script to do all of the above automagically. This is handy if you'd prefer not to have to kill enigma while you are watching TV. Just schedule it to happen during the night. See attachment.
 

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compufunk

compufunk

Regular Member
Messages
1,658
My Satellite Setup
DM 600-S, VU+ Duo,
Moteck SG2100, Fracarro Penta 85 dish, LG LH3000 42" TV + some computers
My Location
NW, Ireland
What I do is download a pre made epg.dat file and export its contents to a file which CrossEPG will read its EPG data from. I do it for Sky UK/Ireland, but other providers are available.

Why do it this way rather than download from satellite?
1: Its a lot quicker.
2: On my AB IPbox 9000 HD I tried quite a few Enigma2 images always had trouble downloading the from satellite. There seemed to be problems with parsing the data so it kept crashing.

First of all, install CrossEPG as per the instructions on their site _http://crossepg.com/documentation/installation.html.

1: Download the file .....
Code:
wget http://hqsatellite.com/satmate/skyuk_epg.dat.gz -O /hdd/epg.dat.gz
Obviously, use a different link if you want a different provider.

2: Decompress it.....
Code:
gunzip /hdd/epg.dat.gz
3: Copy the contents of the file to the external EPG file that cross EPG uses.....
Code:
cat /hdd/epg.dat > /hdd/crossepg/ext.epg.dat
(I cant remember if ext.epg.datis the correct file name. I'll check when I'm home.)

4: Remove the /hdd/epg.dat file so that its not in your way next time you do this....
Code:
rm /hdd/epg.dat
5: Restart enigma.......
Code:
killall enigma2
All of the above assumes that you have installed and configured Crossepg correctly. Also, the paths might be slightly different if you dont have a HDD.

I tested on a few of the Tideglo based E2 images, SifTeam , PKT, AFF Summer Dream. It worked flawlessly on all of them. I have yet to test it out on the DGS based images.

I've written a little script to do all of the above automagically. This is handy if you'd prefer not to have to kill enigma while you are watching TV. Just schedule it to happen during the night. See attachment.
 
compufunk

compufunk

Regular Member
Messages
1,658
My Satellite Setup
DM 600-S, VU+ Duo,
Moteck SG2100, Fracarro Penta 85 dish, LG LH3000 42" TV + some computers
My Location
NW, Ireland
Here are a few providers that I am aware of.
Code:
Server: Satmate_sky.IT
Url : http://hqsatellite.com/satmate/skyit_epg.dat.gz
Epg: Sky ita

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Server: Satmate_sky.UK
Url : http://hqsatellite.com/satmate/skyuk_epg.dat.gz
Epg: Sky uk

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Server: Krkadoni-ExYu
Url : http://krkadoni.com/ext.epg.dat.gz
Epg: ExYu

------------------

Server: Krkadoni-NL
Url : http://krkadoni.com/nl.epg.dat.gz
Epg: NL

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Server: Rytec-BE+NL
Url : http://www.rytec.be/epg/benl/epg.dat.gz
Epg: Belgium and Netherlands

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Server: Rytec-Sky UK
Url : http://www.rytec.be/epg/uk/epg.dat.gz
Epg: Sky UK

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Server: Rytec-BE+NL+SKY UK
Url : http://www.rytec.be/epg/benluk/epg.dat.gz
Epg: Belgium, Netherlands and Sky UK

-----------------

Server: Rytec-CSAT
Url : http://www.rytec.be/epg/csat/epg.dat.gz
Epg: CanalSat Franc
I've only tested the two UK dedicated files (Satmate_sky.UK + Rytec-Sky UK). They are fine. The former seems to be a little better, but I could'nt say that for sure.
 
compufunk

compufunk

Regular Member
Messages
1,658
My Satellite Setup
DM 600-S, VU+ Duo,
Moteck SG2100, Fracarro Penta 85 dish, LG LH3000 42" TV + some computers
My Location
NW, Ireland
Here are a few providers that I am aware of.
Code:
Server: Satmate_sky.IT
Url : http://hqsatellite.com/satmate/skyit_epg.dat.gz
Epg: Sky ita

------------------

Server: Satmate_sky.UK
Url : http://hqsatellite.com/satmate/skyuk_epg.dat.gz
Epg: Sky uk

------------------

Server: Krkadoni-ExYu
Url : http://krkadoni.com/ext.epg.dat.gz
Epg: ExYu

------------------

Server: Krkadoni-NL
Url : http://krkadoni.com/nl.epg.dat.gz
Epg: NL

------------------

Server: Rytec-BE+NL
Url : http://www.rytec.be/epg/benl/epg.dat.gz
Epg: Belgium and Netherlands

------------------

Server: Rytec-Sky UK
Url : http://www.rytec.be/epg/uk/epg.dat.gz
Epg: Sky UK

------------------

Server: Rytec-BE+NL+SKY UK
Url : http://www.rytec.be/epg/benluk/epg.dat.gz
Epg: Belgium, Netherlands and Sky UK

-----------------

Server: Rytec-CSAT
Url : http://www.rytec.be/epg/csat/epg.dat.gz
Epg: CanalSat Franc
I've only tested the two UK dedicated files (Satmate_sky.UK + Rytec-Sky UK). They are fine. The former seems to be a little better, but I could'nt say that for sure.
 
compufunk

compufunk

Regular Member
Messages
1,658
My Satellite Setup
DM 600-S, VU+ Duo,
Moteck SG2100, Fracarro Penta 85 dish, LG LH3000 42" TV + some computers
My Location
NW, Ireland
If possible, could one of the mods/admin please copy this thread to the Dreambox General section? There is no reason why the above could not be used for any Enigma 2 boxes.
 
compufunk

compufunk

Regular Member
Messages
1,658
My Satellite Setup
DM 600-S, VU+ Duo,
Moteck SG2100, Fracarro Penta 85 dish, LG LH3000 42" TV + some computers
My Location
NW, Ireland
If possible, could one of the mods/admin please copy this thread to the Dreambox General section? There is no reason why the above could not be used for any Enigma 2 boxes.
 
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Tony2k

Member
Messages
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My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 800
My Location
Italy
Where I have to put your config file?
 
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