Sadly, finally died today :(
This has been the BEST TV guide for Fx and it's sad to see it go (not the dev's fault).
I've loaded the new XML alternative, but it misses out many channels that this guide included, and I haven't been able to tweak it to get the missing ones.
But thanks, something is still better than nothing.
I'd urge anyone fighting with the task of producing a useful xmltv.xml file to look at this support thread: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=3007859 - there are many ways to skin the xmltv cat. I'd be a little surprised if you cannot get a channel list that is at least as comprehensive as the radiotimes one.
However, I have to concur that it is sad to have watched the radiotimes.com feed atrophy and now die completely.
A most usefull tool and easy to use. Would have given it 5 stars but for two things - doesn't display channel number and can't custom order of channels; but that's just me being picky!
Update Wow! This guy is on the ball - such a prompt and helpfull reply. Thanks.
You can rename (alias) the channel names - look at the screenshots :-) - which allows you to both order the channels, and add a number should you choose.
However, the far greater problem is that the data feed for this add-on has been depreciated - no new channels are being added. See instead: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/uk-tv-guide-v2/ for the more up to date version.
This is a terrific thingy! It provides an amazing amount of information, the presentation of which is clear, logical and economical of space. Once you’ve selected your channels (which is simplicity itself), everything’s there in front of you – no shunting back and forth to other pages. It has some very useful functions, but is free from silly gimmicks (I particularly like the “Rotten Tomatoes” link that gives me immediate access to a film review). It’s speedy, wonderfully simple to use and it works like a dream. All in all, a most impressive thingy. Ta very much!
The points in my earlier review (showing last grabbed data and marking favourites) have now been addressed, and Ben's suggested method for ordering the channels list works well - many thanks. Excellent - 5 stars now.
All three of the issues I raised in my initial review have been dealt with in the rapid response from the developer. It turns out that it's simple to create groups of channels (eg sports, films) by right clicking in the Channel list, and easy to rename the channels so that they appear in the order you want (I just used an two digit prefix). You can even enlarge the text using the standard command Ctrl +. If only I'd read the extension description fully - doh!
Fantastic work, I hope that the UK audience can find this extension amongst the myriad of other extensions available for Firefox.
I don't know if it's possible to add different colour coding for genres other than movies? It would also be handy to be able to change the groups without having to have the left border open at all, although I'm aware it is possible to shrink it down?
I can request a Full Review in a few days time - which helps with visibility on this site - and good user reviews helps with that process. So thank you for taking the time.
Coloured genres are on the way: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2421497&start=15, as I personally mainly like to watch films they got a head start!
If you look at the bar that separates left from right (it's called a 'grippy') you should notice the odd graphic - it is small - hover carefully over this and you get the 'pointy finger'. Now click that graphic and the bar will snap back to the left, click again and the Channel List will snap open again. Not exactly what you ask for but you may find that more convenient than dragging the bar around.