[mythtv] DD icon grabbler

Bruce Markey bjm at lvcm.com
Tue May 25 19:33:15 EDT 2004

Robert, I guess we're going with the icon grabber so this
needs to make it into the 0.15 howto. Your editoral expertise
is always welcome. Let me know if anything needs clairification.

--  bjm
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  Grabbing channel icons for DataDirect users.

While the DataDirect TV listings service has several advantages,
it does not support grabbing logo icons for the stations you
receive. However, there are utilities provided that you can use
to grab your initial set of icons and to update when your lineups

First, you need to generate or obtain an XML file with the
information for your stations.

If you have XMLTV software installed, there is a perl script
in MythTV's "contrib/" directory which will generate this
file for you. Run the command:

  perl mkiconmap.pl

You will be asked for your zipcode and the service that you
use. If there are no errors, the "iconmap.xml" file that you
need for the next step will be created.

If you do not have XMLTV software installed and do not want
to install it for the sake of this minor task, there is a
generic "contrib/master_iconmap.xml" which you can copy and
use but this may not be as complete as using the specific
information for your service.

Once you have an "iconmap.xml" file, add the icon information
to your database and grab any new icons with the command:

  mythfilldatabase --import-icon-map iconmap.xml --update-icon-map

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