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bein.net not working correctly for most of Bein MENA channels

Hello,

I am rather new to this community, and would like to thank the developers for the tremendous work put into this tool!

The main reason I wanted to use WebGrabPlus was for Arab EPG, and especially Bein Sports MENA. When I compiled the XML file by copying all the channels from the bein.net.channels.xml, only few actually generated an EPG especially among the Bein Sports MENA channels.

Here is the EPG website:
https://www.bein.com/en/tv-guide/

I don't know if there was any update on the website, but I kindly count on your help to fix the "bein.net.ini" and/or "bein.net.channels.xml" as to allow us generating the EPG for MENA Bein Sports channels.

Thanks and regards

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exaclty which channels are not working ?

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Hello mat,

Mainly Bein Sports 5 and 6 have issues extracting the EPG (see files attached), and seems to only capture one or two programs as opposed to the other channels (maybe because of time zone or erroneous extraction script for those two channels).

Also, there seems to be some issues with the EPGs in Arabic for all the Bein Sports channels. I tried to create new siteini.user files replacing "bein.net" by "bein.com", which seems to have resolved the issue for some reason (see attached bein.com.channels.xml and bein.com.ini files).

So overall, I think it is better to base the bein ini/channel package on "bein.com" but this leaves us with the extraction issue for Bein Sports 5 and 6.

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I have the same problem with "us_sports/Spanish" and "us_sports/liga"

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Any help please?

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Thank you very much @mat8861. I just tested the new packages you proposed and I confirm all is working well now for all Bein.com channels (both in English and Arabic).

However, the EPG is extracted for only 1 day, which is very limited especially since the website covers a full week of EPG. Do you think it is possible to increase the number of grabbed days to at least 3-5 days please?

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just checked one channel, seems ok to me with timespan 5 (6 days)

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My bad, I never changed the timespan from its default 0 value. Thank you again @mat8861, everything seems to work nicely now!

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Hello @mat8861, I thought that all was working good until I realized there is still a minor issue with the EPG showing the last program for each day twice and messing with timestamps for the first and last program of each day.

I already tried changing the timezone, timeout, etc. but no luck so far.

Any advice on this issue please?

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re-download siteini.pack and set timespan =6 (7 days)

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The previous issue was fixed and I really wished I could tell you all is working fine given all your efforts so far. However, there is still some big issues with the new ini version as there are now big time shifts of around 6-14 hours in the generated EPGs for all days following the current day (see generated xml attached starting from 2nd day onwards)

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can you check the rev,2 only bein.com_sports_en.ini , if ok will do the rest.

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Thank you, but where can I find the rev2 for bein.com_sports_en.ini?

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Just tested the rev2 and it still has the same bug starting from day2 onwards.

For instance, check the attached guide.xml for BeinSports 2 for Thursday 15 which includes a program mistakenly lasting from 10:30 to 00:15... I checked with other channels as well, and all seems to include this kind of random time shifts starting from day 2 onwards

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you have better eyes then me....please check

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Hey @mat8861, all seems to be working flawlessly now. Thank you very much!! I wish I had your programming skills :) Please if you can release the new ini for Bein Sports & Entertainment accordingly.

On a side note, I am using a software called "XMLTV EPG Viewer" to review the xml files, which you might find very handy for your future use and testing.

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Does rev2 still need the decrypt key ?
When i run it, it still says "Encrypted Site Ini"

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you probably transferred file not in binary mode and brake encryption

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Sorry Matt, can you explain that answer please?

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If you did transfer the file remotely(like with winscp) you need to change from predefined mode to binary mode, otherwise that brakes encryption. You can also update siteini with SiteIni.Pack.Update.sh (linux) or SiteIni.Pack.Update.exe (windows), third option is copy the link of github and download the file with wget or curl.

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Cheers for the reply, I think I did copy & paste but I'll do the siteini.sh to see if it fixes it, thanks

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Cheers for the help matt, I downloaded the site ini pack again

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