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Many TV Shows and sports programs not categorized correctly
#1
There are quite a few entries in the .xml file that don't contain a <category> tag and as such, they are not categorized correctly. I'm not sure how other programs handle it, but with Plex, if a category is not determined, it gets put in the Movies category.

Here is an example of a TV show which contains the correct category (sitcom) which causes it to end up in the TV Shows library in Plex:


Code:
<programme start="20180808030000 -0400" stop="20180808033000 -0400" channel="Laff.us">
    <title lang="en">3rd Rock From the Sun</title>
    <sub-title lang="en">Collect Call for Dick</sub-title>
    <desc lang="en">Dick gets carried away with collecting Fuzzy Buddy's and buys them instead of food</desc>
    <category lang="en">Sitcom</category>
    <icon src="cdn.tvpassport.com/image/show/960x540/32501.jpg"/>
    <rating system="US">
      <value>TVPG</value>
    </rating>
  </programme>

However, all too often, the entries do not contain a category, and so they are incorrectly categorized as Movies.


Code:
<programme start="20180811163000 +0000" stop="20180811170000 +0000" channel="FoxSports1.us">
    <title lang="en">NASCAR RaceDay Live</title>
    <desc lang="en">A comprehensive NASCAR race preview, with news, analysis, interviews and off-track segments including tech reports</desc>
    <subtitles/>
  </programme>

Is it possible for iptv-epg to obtain more complete data, so that these categories are included with all entries?
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#2
I think I already replied to you about this in an email.

We process and forward the data exactly how we receive it from the official sources.
If the source puts everything in the movies category then you will see everything in the movies category.
We can't do anything about it and you can't do anything about it.
We can't pull categories from thin air and we also don't have the resources to go through every show on 7000 channels to see if a category is right or wrong.

If it's Plex that puts shows into non existent categories, then ask the Plex developers, why they invent things which aren't there and why they force shows into categories when it is not true.

You would be surprised, what shitty EPG we get from TV channels, put into Excel files, distributed through mailing lists... in the 21st century!
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