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WebGrab+Plus is a multi-site incremental xmltv epg grabber. It collects tv-program guide data from selected tvguide sites for your favourite channels.


To get a more general guideline where we should go with WG++ development.

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Utility release

WG++SiteIni.xml is a User Defined Language (UDL) file. This file can be imported into Notepad++, to make Notepad++ highlight special WebGrab++ names.

Read the howto.txt for more information how you must do that.

Below, a before/after screenshot


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With the MDB Postprocessor version 1.3, which is already part of WG++ since Beta build 1.1.1/53.2 it is possible to grab series episode data from Potentially this series episode data can contain the IMDb episode_id, the episode number, episode title and basically all other EPG data for the actual series episode that is available in IMDb. Before this only the generic Series data could be optained, there was no episode matching. 
To get this to work, a dedicated MDB ini is used,,  which is available in the MDB postprocessor section of the EPG Channels page: Since the MDB postprocessor main purpose is to add show details to the already grabbed (source) EPG, the shows in it must be matches with IMDb movies and/or series. For this new functionality to work, the matching algoritme uses the Series title in combination with the Episode title (sub-title) . Consequently, the 'source' EPG must at...

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Upgrade release
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- changed  : the index_variable_element is saved and kept throughout any following scrub and operation untill updated
- added    : cleanup(style=regex) adds all escapes to regex meta chars
- added    : regex in scrub accepts 'index_variable_element' as component
- bug fixed: the bug fixed :remove and replace accepts 'real' \ characters specified as \\ was not properly implemented
- bug fixed: index_duration was not properly formatted to the culture info used inside the program
- added    : log of OsVersion
- bug fixed: Mono runtime error wrt XPathstring containing /
- bug fixed: httpwebresponse was not closed
- changed  : httpwebrequest header accept-encoding= "gzip, deflate" is no longer default
- improved : timespan calcuations
- bug fixed: regex scrub accepts a \| as a 'real' |
- added    : remove and replace accepts 'real' \ characters specified as \\
- improved : unicode character sequence in cleanup handles also \\n, \\r and \\t
- added    : default default httpwebrequest headers accept-encoding, pargma and cache-control...

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The manual is udated and covers all the new features like regular expressions, HttpWebRequest POST_BACK and SOAP and Timespan calculations. And all the other smaller improvements. Available on the download page.

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All four siteini's are updated today. If you are a user of the MDB postprocessor to collect extra data from, you should use these updates. They provide an improved showmatching and fixed the broken commentsummary scrub. Be aware that the old revision 0 of doesn't work anymore (causing endless grabbing times!!).

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Program Development - Jan van Straaten ------- Web design - Francis De Paemeleere
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