Guide Data Central

TiVo Inc. don't provide a TV program guide service in Australia like they do in the US or the UK. To solve this deficiency, WarrenToomey and KevinLentin have written a Perl-based system called Wktivoguide to create Australian TV guide data for the OzTiVo.

The web interface to the system, known as TVGuide, is here, but you need to be registered on this TWiki before you can use it. The on-line help for the web interface is here.

Each day, a machine which is hosting this TWiki generates guide data using Wktivoguide v5. We need you to help us keep our programs database up to date, so that each program has a correct OzTiVo genre (Drama, Soap etc), episode names, descriptions etc.

Your OzTiVo will automatically download the slice data for you each day, or you can go into the Messages & Settings > Settings > Network > Connect to the TiVo service now menu in your TiVo to force a Daily Call.

The policy on the data in the Wktivoguide system explains what you should expect from the system.

Series 1 and Series 3 TVGuide data are currently separate

As of November 2017, the TVGuide for Series 3 is on hd.oztivo.net, but it is expected to be merged back to www.oztivo.net (with S1 TVGuide) at some time later.

On 28 October 2017, user credentials for twiki (which are also used for TVGuide) were copied from www.oztivo.net to hd.oztivo.net. So if you had a TWiki account then, you should also have one on hd.oztivo.net. Otherwise, you can Register on hd.oztivo.net to get a twiki account/username (if you do not already have one), After that you may need someone like DavidKeegel to set you up a tvguide user (which will always have the same password as for TWiki). We hope later to set up hd.oztivo.net so the tvguide user part happens automatically when you register for TWiki.

Note that (apart from this page/topic itself) almost all topics in Guidedata were written for Series 1 OzTiVo and have not been updated for any Series 3 differences.

TWiki Documents contained here are

Results from Guidedata web retrieved at 17:06 (GMT)

How to change the channel numbers that appear in the TiVo Guide and are sent out for a channel The channel number appears in TiVo before the station name (ie. 9 WIN...
How to copy data from one stationday to another stationday. Sometimes the data for a particular station on one day is missing, but the data for an equivalent station...
Create a Station Day File using a Spreadsheet Note this creates a V2 Stationday file for use in V4 The following is taken from the help tab of sde2.xls Stationday...
Details of the Daily Call, automatic and manual scheduling. The `Daily Call` is the process of the OzTiVo connecting to OzTiVo`s service, or in our case...
Headends, Lineups, Stations, Channels and DoNotShift This is an introduction to the terminology and concepts of OzTiVo Headends, Lineups, Stations and Channels...
How is the TV Guide Data Made for Australia? Every day the machine called minnie.tuhs.org creates program guide `slices` for all areas of Australia. Here is how...
Hi, I`m writing this as a guide to people typing in guide data. The guide data can have a serious Garbage In, Garbage Out problem. If you don`t get it right, the...
Loadguide Version 2 Attached is a new version of loadguide which is compatible with the OzTiVo Emulator. Please upgrade to this version soon, as the old loadguide...
How to manually load the OZTivo guide data to your tivo As I found out recently when your internet connection goes down the tivo becomes a glorified VCR as it knows...
Suggestions for new genres to be included in v4 of the guide system Now that the new guide system is starting to take shape, we need to improve the list of genres...
OzTiVo Emulator Slice Report for This is the TiVo Emulator slice script running on Minnie. I have built all of the TV guide slices for the next few days...
Please add any suggestions for improving the guide data or web interface. Type your suggestions below This may be a really dumb suggestion as I might be missing something...
TVguide Administrators Policy Page This page give policies and guidelines for the administrators of the tvguide database, also known as the Australian Community based...
To Do list for tvadmin.pl The current emulator slice report seems to have no bearing on the slices for the day it is generated on. It seems to be generated before...
FAQ: What`s this `NoNag` channel all about? Answer: To stop the tivo from popping up whinging messages that you are running out of guide data and need to make a daily...
FAQ: Why Is There No Guide Data on my OzTiVo? My OzTiVo has no guide data for channels X and Y from now,tomorrow,saturday onwards? Why not?! Answer: Guide...

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