[mythtv-users] Great source for channel icons (was --> "http://www.lyngsat-logo.com")

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 12:56:07 EST 2005

On Wednesday 21 December 2005 12:30, Matt wrote:
> On 12/21/05, Greg Estabrooks <greg at phaze.org> wrote:
> > > network channels, so like I'm in MA and get NH and RI channels as
> > > well... You might be best off downloading all the state local channels
> > > as well. There
> >
> >  When picking US that is probably the best option. Save the user from
> > having to run it several times.
> Really what you have to do is do the US first... go through, skip any
> that aren't in the US (local channels mainly).  However, if it is an
> ABC channel, you'll find the generic ABC logo on US.  If you want your
> stations ABC logo, you'll have to do state.  I prefer the local
> logos... so after you run the US,  go in and edit the file...  Until
> it's fixed, you must change the country code to the us-xx, where xx is
> the state abreviation, the page count, and you MUST put a blank entry
> in the master list that could look something like this:
> master_list = {
>                         'uk': {
>                                 },
>                         'us': {
>                                 },
>                         'us-il': {
>                                 },
>                         'us-in': {
>                                 },
>                     }
> once it's edited, run it again.  Hit "s" to skip all the ones that
> you've already entered for the US until you get to the local ones.
> Then you should be able to search based on station callsign (i.e.
> wxxx, kxxx).  Very easy to do.
> Maybe in future versions it'll be able to search US as well as states
> in a single run, but right now you are limited to one "country" code
> at a time.
> Matt
> > > shouldn't be repeated call letters, but there might....
> >
> >  There should never be duplicated callsigns worldwide, let alone within a
> > country. The "name" might be the same or duplicated but callsigns should
> > never be.
> There are several instances of same names and not too many cable
> stations use callsigns.  Also, the station can have different logos
> for different things.  WGN has 3 logos, MTV2 and many others have
> logos for several different purposes/countries.
> > > you'll need to include abbreviations in the search algorithm it looks
> > > like.
> >
> >  I think it should do a match against the callsign field first and if no
> > matches are found then use the name.
> the responses are actually based on the name of the icon... if you
> look at the results, and then go to the website and right click on the
> icons, that's the name.  That's what "E! Entertainment Television"
> doesn't even show the right choice of the defaults that show up... you
> litterally have to just hit 'f' and search "e" and it'll be the first
> one because that's the name of the icon for E! Entertainment
> Television.
> Thanks!
> Matt

too bad you didn't write this in PERL, I'd be able to make some changes for us 

thanks for the info on how to do the individual states. any chance being able 
to assign location code via the command line?


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