[mythtv-users] question about mythfilldatabase parameters
jakob.fix at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 15:17:10 EST 2005
Steve, thanks for your reply.
On 15/12/05, Steve Adeff <adeffs at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 15 December 2005 14:36, Jakob Fix wrote:
> > Hello, I would like to know what the first number of
> > mythfilldatabase's --file option means exactly, the "1" in the
> > following example.
> > mythfilldatabase --quiet --file 1 -1 tv_uk_rt.xmltv
> > I did read the --help output that mythfilldatabase provides:
> > --file <sourceid> <offset> <xmlfile>
> > Bypass the grabbers and read data directly from a file
> > <sourceid> = cardinput
> > <offset> = days from today that xmlfile defines
> > (-1 means to replace all data, up to 10 days)
> > <xmlfile> = file to read
> > What does "cardinput" mean? I have one DVB-S card which is connected
> > to two LNBs which are switched via diseqc. Does it have something to
> > do with this? What's the equivalent in the channel and program
> > database tables? And what's the effect? Sorry for all these
> > questions.
> > --
> > cheers,
> > Jakob.
> lets say you had two DVB-S cards, then your sourceid would be 1 or 2. If you
> have one card with two sources, like for us in the U.S. with the built-in
> cable tuner and the svideo input, one would be 1 and the other 2.
So, "source" corresponds to card, and "input" would be the equivalent
to the LNB.
> the easy way to tell how yours is setup is to look at the files Myth writes.
> the first number is the sourceid, followed by the channel, date, then time.
Do you mean recordings, like these?
sh-3.00$ ls -1
Not sure if your idea about deducing the source input can be really
applied generally. If I understand you correctly, my recordings
should be prefixed by 1_ or 2_, right?
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