[mythtv-users] blowing away listing data
jules at coredevelopers.net
Mon Dec 13 17:09:46 UTC 2004
I bit the bullet :-)
after lots of messing around with scan and zap2myth I have managed to
put together a fairly complete channel list for the Guildford
transmitter - I still have to sieve out quite a bit, but I have ITV1 !!
(BTW - zap2myth behaves very well, now that I am giving it a handcrafted
Only problem now is, although I am sure that I have all the right stuff
set up for the xml tv stuff (I'm using the radio times backend, which
worked fine for my last channel set), mythfilldatabase refuses to
populate my new channels with listing info. I figure that somewhere it
has set a flag saying that they are up to date for the next 2 weeks and
refuses to refresh them.
I could wait 2 weeks to see, but if some kind soul could tell me how to
blow away the listing data without trashing the rest of my set up I
would be much obliged.
apologies if this is a FAQ - I've googled around and didn't turn up
Jules Gosnell wrote:
> Julian Edwards wrote:
>> On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 10:46, Jules Gosnell wrote:
>>> I'm just starting out with MythTV.
>>> I've set up an unused box with a Nova-T DVB card, installed FC3 with
>>> a dvb-friendly kernel etc...
>>> It took me a bit of messing around to get the card tuned in to my
>>> local transmitter - Guildford.
>>> However, I am still short of a few Channels (ITV in particular).
>>> If anyone has a complete channels.conf (to use with zap2myth) or db
>>> tables for this transmitter, or would like to collaborate on
>>> one/them, I should be interested to hear from them.
>> I'm in Guildford also, and I've actually found it better to point at the
>> Crystal Palace transmitter.
>> Can you get all the channels you want on a set-top box? It's worth
>> checking with something that you know will work as you may need to get
>> an omniband aerial (you can tell what you have now by the colour of the
>> plastic insert at the end - I think omnibands have black ones).
>> My Crystal Palace channels.conf attached for your reference.
> no joy.
> Looks like I will have to stick with the Guildford transmitter. Using
> your channels.conf I lose all my channels...
> Are aerials directional ? Perhaps the one on my roof just happens to
> be pointing more in the direction of the Guildford transmitter ?
> I am 2-3 miles due south of Guildford - perhaps you are to the north...
> I have persevered a little with linuxtv-dvb-apps-1.1.0
> (http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~brejc8/dvb/) which I am using to scan for
> channels and zap to myth which I am using to convert my channel.conf
> to sql inserts for the myth db - but there are several issues :
> - scan - seems to run for ever round and round - I can never be sure
> when it has actually finished.
> - zap2myth: channels seem to get lost
> - zap2myth : sql syntax gets broken with multiple '''s
> - zap2myth : NULL inserts into the icon column break the import...
> I haven't got the time to roll my own zap2myth and it is time
> consuming manually fixing every iteration before importing...
> What did you use to scan and convert ?
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