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MythNetTV-Status Page

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I wrote a little script the other day so I could sporadically check on the progress and last downloaded shows of mythnettv on my mythtv-box.  The package “mythnettv-gui” sets up a nice cronjob that creates a log file, which my script uses to deliver the information. You can download the script here.

All you have to do is put the script in place and tell your system with crontab -e to execute it every now and then:

# m h  dom mon dow   command

* * * * * /usr/local/bin/mythnetstatus.py

For the lazy reader here is a complete set of commands, just copy-paste in a terminal to download and set everything up:

wget http://content.wuala.com/contents/Eubolist_/www/mythnetstatus.zip?dl=1 && mv mythnetstatus.zip?dl=1 mythnetstatus.zip && unzip mythnetstatus.zip && sudo mv mythnetstatus.py /usr/local/bin && sudo cp var/www/mythnettv-status /var/www && rm -Rf var && crontab -l > cron.tmp && echo “* * * * * /usr/local/bin/mythnetstatus.py” >> cron.tmp && crontab cron.tmp && rm cron.tmp

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2010/12/24 at 12:36

Python Script: Merge and sort multiple RSS Feed items in one Feed

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In my first blog post a while back I wrote about showrss and how to concatenate multiple tv-shows into one personalized rss feed.

I’ve been using their service for about a year now and am quite happy with it. Sadly though, despite multiple requests, they haven’t included National Geographic and Discovery Channel documentaries yet. So today I took the time and wrote customfeed, a little python script that is able to fetch multiple feeds, sort the items and concatenate them in the right order to a new feed. Although I wrote the script for use with ezRSS feeds, it should work just as well with any other feeds (might need some little modifications or tweaks though).

The script depends on python-feedparser, so make sure you have that one installed:

sudo aptitude install python-feedparser

or:

sudo easy_install feedparser

The most convenient way is to set up a cronjob that executes customfeed.py every few hours or so. Mine looks like this:

24 */6 * * * /usr/local/bin/customfeed.py

Written by eubolist

2010/12/24 at 02:12

Howto: RSS-Feed for TV Show Torrents

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I found this awesome page where you can simply create a list from virtually all available TV shows, feed the URL to an RSS capable BitTorrent client and enjoy fully automatic downloads of the most recent episodes.

The procedure is very simple:

1.) Go to http://showrss.karmorra.info/ and create an account.

2.) Add shows to your personal feed. Mine looks like this:

3.) optional: by clicking on the little gearwheel on the left list you can customize the settings for each show, eg. whether to download in HD or not:

4.) Get the feed address! Click on “feeds”, then adjust the settings as you wish and click “Generate”

5.) Feed the link you are given to your favourite BitTorrent application. Personally I use Miro, but you can also use Vuze (formerly known as Azureus) or µTorrent. For a good list of BitTorrent clients and their features  see Wikipedia.

Written by eubolist

2010/01/15 at 10:09