[mythtv-users] DVB in the UK (EPG)

George Styles george at ripnet.co.uk
Fri Dec 10 12:57:20 UTC 2004

> I have no problem with the dvb EPG apart from the issue with ITV3 which 
> has
> been commented on (I run dvb-grab hourly to get around the ITV3 issue)

I assume you mean the complete lack of listings for ITV3 :)

How do you run it hourly without it interfering with your recordings? i 
currently stop mythbackend and run

echo Checking Channel $1
/home/george/bin/checkchannel $1 > /dev/null
/home/george/bin/tv_grab_dvb > /tmp/listings.xml
mythfilldatabase --no-delete --file 1 0 - < /tmp/listings.xml

where checkchannel tunes to the channel in question:

export freq=`echo \($1*8+306\)*1000000-166666 | bc`
#echo $freq
dvbtune -f $freq -i

Can you set mythtv to do all this automatically? when I was testing DVB-T 
EPG stuff, I found it was only broadcast on some channels. Surely if you did 
an hourly grab, it would re-tune the dvb card to that mux?

Is it possible to grab the EPG data while myth is actually recording?



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