Setup Maxemum TV-Guide in Ubuntu
Maxemum TV-Guide's features
- easy-to-use user interface
- quick channel(s)-only selection
- custom channel names and icons
- category filter
- title-, actor- and description search
- hidden in tray while not used
- favourite show highlighting
- blacklisting of shows
- realtime updates with colour encoded time
- automatic grabbing of TV-listings
- custom channel icon size
- a popup window alerting the user when favourite show starts
- execution of an external command upon user alerts
- favourite overview with quick removal
- realtime progress
Preparing Your System
sudo apt-get install xmltv xmltv-gui xmltv-util build-essential checkinstall
First you need to download the latest source from here using the following command
Now you need to extract the .tar.gz using the following command
tar xzvf maxemumtvguide-7.3.2.tar.gz
cd NAME OF DIRECTORY
sudo checkinstall -D make install
Configure which channels to fetch
To see which command to use for your country do a
If you are in Sweden you can use that as an example below. Just substitute the command for your country.
Fetch the channels info
tv_grab_se --output ~/.xmltv/tvguide.xml
Start Maxemum TV-Guide and configure the update button
maxemumtvguidegoto preferences->updates and enter your XML TV-File
/home//.xmltv/tvguide.xmland your update command
tv_grab_se --output /home//.xmltv/tvguide.xml
Install Maxemum TV-Guide from .deb Package
If you want to install Maxemum TV-Guide from .deb package you need to download the latest .deb package from here using the following command
Install .deb package using the following command
dpkg -i maxemumtvguide_7.3.2-1_i386.deb
Maxemum TV-Guide Screenshots
Day View, past hidden
Day View, past visible
Day View with favourites only, past hidden
I do get the error below while running ./configure –prefix=/usr
“checking for Qt… configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.0) (headers and libraries) not found. Please check your installation!”
Do you know what i need to install to get Qt ?
And what does –prefix=/usr mean ? Do i change the path of where the application will be installed, and is it possible to do that with all apps that i am configuring ?
On Kubuntu, this tutorial does not work on a standard install. Firstly, the files required to install are 50 megs+, which seems a little bit much for a TV guide. After installing the required files, the ‘configure’-process requires X libraries, for which you need to install xorg-dev (another 30 megs). After that, it starts wining about Qt libs.. That is where I stopped…
For those trying this on a clean install of Kubuntu: Forget it (or good luck)…
Addition to previous post: Installing the .deb works, but I had to install libfam0 before using dpkg.
BTW (for the admin of this site): Posting comments results in session errors, but the comments appear to work…
Using kubuntu 7.04
sudo apt-get install xmltv xmltv-gui xmltv-util wanted to install 36 new packages (7465kB of archives). Too much trouble if I decide I don’t want it.
Screw that, go to http://tvlistings.zap2it.com , no need to install or configure anyting 🙂
It was a bit of a faff to install this and on a standard Ubuntu install it does require the KDE headers to work. The instructions for configuring the xml and conf files needs to be clearer ie firstly need to use:
to create a conf file then
tv_grab_xx –output ~/.xmltv/tvguide.xml
This appears to work.
When its working its really good. 🙂
FYI, This still uses Zap2It for US listings, Zap2It/TMS is cutting off all access as of 9/1/07.