[mythtv] channels.conf-import

Nigel Pearson nigel at ind.tansu.com.au
Tue Jul 20 01:29:22 EDT 2004

On 12/07/2004, at 9:38 PM, Ed Wildgoose wrote:
> You might be better to parse the VDR format from SCAN rather than the 
> tzap.  It has more fields

	Indeed, although a cursory glance indicates a variable number
of fields, depending on some command-line switches to scan.
Also, it does not include providerid, only provider_name.

> To be honest though, if you are comfortable enough writing some C to 
> change the output of scan then I think you could probably implement an 
> import routine for the backend setup program.

	Maybe, although I think the right way to do that is to
implement a scanning routine (ideally, an automatic one which
does not need to be bootstrapped with the frequency of your
local transponders).

	But it will be a long time before I will be doing that.
I still have to get my Mac OS X frontend patches included :-)

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