[mythtv-users] using the channel program to change channels

Brad Benson bbenso1 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 00:01:15 EDT 2004

Try using the full path to the channel program as the externalcommand
setting in the db.  Maybe the frontend doesn't know where to find it
if you only use "channel ".

On Sun, 3 Oct 2004 18:07:54 -0400, Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had my mythbox decommissioned for a while (it is using a CVS version
> of .15, it has been a while), and just got it back up and running.  In
> the meantime, I have switched from sat to cable, and made the
> transitions in the db with no problem.  However, I used to use the
> sony.pl script to change the channels, obviously this no longer works.
>  I compiled and got the channel program in the contrib dir up and
> running, but myth does not seem to want to use it to change channels.
> I am able to isse the command "channel 5" at the command prompt and
> can change channels that was as user mythtv, so I know the program
> works, the mythbox and the receiver can talk to each other and mythtv
> has the right perms to do this.  However, when I put channel as the
> externalcommand in the database, I am unable to get any channel
> change.  I tried "channel -v" (w/o the quotes either) to see if I
> could see any useful information, and I don't.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated, as this is the one thing
> holding me back right now.
> Thanks!
> Gabe
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