[mythtv-users] hdtv guide data

Gregg 3gemail at gmail.com
Sat Apr 2 00:33:20 UTC 2005

Would you happen to have, or know where I can get a sample of the sql
code to try option 2?


On Apr 1, 2005 1:57 PM, Aran Cox <spin667 at mchsi.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 09:40:15AM -0800, Gregg wrote:
> > I have setup a hd3000.  It works great if I setup the channels
> > manually, but If I try to use the listings from zap2it it records
> > nothing and leaves a 'B' in the file size field on mythweb.  Is there
> > some way I can populate the guide data in the channels I setup
> > manually?
> >
> > -Gregg
> When you scan for channels and run mythfilldatabase you get two sets
> of the same channels.  (More or less.) Those added by the scan have no
> guide info, but you can tune them.  mythfilldatabase added channels
> that cannot be tuned but have guide data (obviously.)
> So, you have two choices:
> 1) Add xmltvid's to those channels added by the scan and mark the
> mythfilldatabases as not "visible". This is in the channel editor,
> BTW.  However, marking them not visible doesn't remove them from
> livetv browse, just the guide.  This is the easiest and if you don't
> use livetv much or at all just do this one.  You can't delete the
> mythfilldatabase channels, they'll just come back next time it runs.
> 2) Update the channel entries for the mythfilldatabase added entries
> so that they can be tuned, then delete the scanned channels from the
> channel table.
> 2 is a bit more involved and you have to look at your mysql tables.
> The important values are in the channel table... for the scanned
> channels you will see entries in the mplexid, serviceid, and atscsrcid
> fields.  In the equivalent mythfilldatabase added channel record, set
> the above fields to what you see in the scanned channel entry.
> You have to do this for each channel.  When you're done you should be
> able to tune the mythfilldatabase channels. When you're sure it's all
> working you can delete the channel records corresponding with the
> scanned channels.
> This is more or less what I did and it worked for me.  I have to give
> credit to mchou on the IRC channel for explaining it to me though!

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