[mythtv] Browsing channels

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Aug 20 22:10:15 UTC 2006

On 08/20/06 15:37, slc wrote:

>Tks for the work guys. Another problem with  current "browsing" is dupe 
>channum's within a source. While scanning Intelsat Americas 5 (97 W) 
>you might have 3 stations with "1" as the channum. This causes browsing 
>to lock to only these stations.

Channel numbers for different stations have to be unique on the system.  
Channel numbers are the way you tell Myth which channel to watch in 
LiveTV, so if they're not unique, you'd have no way to specify a change 
to the desired channel.

>Going the the channel editor and adding a prefix number 10001,20001 will 
>fix it

That's the proper way to fix it (specifying different channel numbers).

> but maybe the scanner could have a channel prefix fix-up table 
>for dupes as a option for some sources.

Automatically?  Won't that mean users won't know which channels are 
which?  If they don't change it should just be a one-time set up (which 
can be done very quickly through MythWeb's channel editor).


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