[mythtv-users] I have written a DVB-T (freeview) auto channelsetup script..

George Styles george at ripnet.co.uk
Sat Oct 9 15:08:40 UTC 2004

It does indeed tie up all the channels. tv_grab_dvb just works with no more 

I have mailed it to you off list.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Ryan" <mythtv at redmar.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2004 3:34 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] I have written a DVB-T (freeview) auto 
channelsetup script..

> Hi
> Even if it doesn't get accepted, any chance you could post it as I'm in 
> the
> middle of adding all mine again?
> Incidentally, does it tie up the channels with the xmltv id's for use with
> tv_grab_dvb? ie, does BBC1 = 4164.dvb.guide , etc
> Cheers
> Mike
> Quoting George Styles <george at ripnet.co.uk>:
>> Hi,
>> Sorry for xpost if its not approriate.
>> Following the recent re-shuffle of PIDs in the UK on Freeview, I got fed 
>> up
>> manually setting up channels.
>> I have written a PHP script which uses dvbscan (part of the LinuxTV 
>> tools) to
>> dump out the channel list, and populate the channel tables in MythTV.
>> It populates channel, dvb_channel, and dvb_pids automatically.
>> At the moment, you have to change one line to indicate the starting 
>> frequency
>> for your local transmitter. LinuxTV is supplied with a list of 
>> transmitters
>> and their frequencies.
>> It uses the ServiceID as the chanID in mythtv (as I believe these stay
>> constant)
>> It also 'fixes up' the radio channels by assigning a dummy video PID from 
>> the
>> same MUX, so they work in MythTV.
>> It outputs a SQL script, which you can pipe to mysql to do the setup.
>> Can I contribute this to mythtv? i also wanted to contribute my 
>> auto-archive
>> script (which only works for DVB recordings) as well. Is is possible to 
>> have
>> partial CVS access for my tools? If not, I will throw together a web page
>> with them on.
>> g
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