Originally Posted by James_stewart
I'm still working on this. Can you point me in the right direction? I'm having a hard time getting XBMC to even show the option for live tv.
Without a doubt the hardest part is setting up Mediaportal's TV server. But is easy enough when you have done it a few times.
Here are the steps I took.
Download and install Mediaportal 1.2.3 . You can just install the TV server portion of the software if you like.
Download and install XBMC PVR from http://www.scintilla.utwente.nl/~mar.../prebuild.html
. I used the "XBMC Eden (11.0) build" from 03-05-2012 . the pre Frodo build gives me problems.
Download the TVServerXBMC plugin http://www.scintilla.utwente.nl/~mar...erverxbmc.html
. I used v126.96.36.199 .
First to configure mediaportal:
Un-rar the Release version of the TVServerXBMC plugin to the Plugins folder in the Mediaportal TV Sever instalation directory.
Start TV-Server configuration, click on "Plugins" and then put a check in "TVServerXBMC" to enable it.
Now click on "Manual Control" and then "Stop Service", when it has stoped click "Start Service" and then "OK". The plugin should now be active.
Configure your tuners, scan for channels and setup the EPG. I use the xmltv plugin with mc2xml to grab the guide data.
Now to configure XBMC:
Goto System-> Settings-> Add-ons-> Installed Add-ons-> PVR clients-> Mediaportal PVR Client (TSReader) and enable it. Then configure the TSReader part of the addon to point to your "Mediaportal recordings directory" and the "Timeshift buffer directory".
Disable all other PVR Clients.
Now goto System-> Settings-> Live TV-> General and enable "Enabled".
Your guide data should be imported and the Live TV menu option will appear in the main menu. You should be ready to go.
It does have some bugs but is becoming very useable. One obvious bug is in the channel list some channels will say "No information available". Even though the Guide data has been imported correctly and shows the correct info in the EPG Timeline.