[mythtv-users] Issues with guide.xml & channels.conf (Sydney, AU)
dwalton at cisco.com
Wed Aug 9 19:48:39 UTC 2006
On Thu, 10 Aug 2006, Bruce Nordstrand wrote:
> Bruce Nordstrand wrote:
> > Hi Aussies
> > I finally got my Myth box connected to TV card. I installed my Compro
> > Videomate DVB-T300 yesterday and got it working. Currently I am only
> > able to get ABC, 7 & Ten due to my aerial being a high band, not a wide
> > band. Strangely enough, it is pointed at Illawarra for my analog
> > channels but picks up digital from Gore Hill, not Illawarra!
> > Anyway...
> > I have a guide.xml produced by the new rex.pl script (thanks BTW,
> > excellent stuff!) which defines the channels as ABC, ABC2, Nine, SBS, 7
> > and TEN.
> > But, when I created my channels.conf via dvbscan, it returns things like
> > ABC TV Sydney, 7 Digital 1, Ten Digital 1 etc etc. After I imported
> > channels.conf into Myth and then did a mythfilldatabase --file 0 -1
> > /home/mythtv/guide.xml, nothing matches up and the channels as defined
> > in the guide.xml are included. I tried setting the ones imported via
> > channels.conf to the XMLTV ID's (abc.free.au, seven.free.au etc defined
> > in running the rex script) but that does not seem to work - nothing
> > shows on the Guide pages.
I got mine to work by:
#1 - adding the new video source which created channels by downloading info from
datadirect. These have the correct xmltv IDs but you can't tune them in at this
#2 - bind the new video source to my dvb card
#3 - import my channels.conf file. The channels created were numbered 501, 502,
etc just like you saw. It sounds like your dvbscan picked up a name for each
channel so you were lucky :) I had to flip through each channel, watch the show
for a few minutes and compare it to the channel guide to figure out what I was
#4 - Use the mythweb channel editor to copy the xmltv IDs from the channels
created in step #1 to the channels created in step #3. I also renumbered step
#3 channels from 501/502 to the correct #s and I marked the step #1 channels for
Then I did a mythfilldatabase and everything was working.
> > Am I doing something wrong? Can someone fill me in on the right way to
> > do things? Does anyone have a channels.conf that either defines north
> > shore channels or the illawarra channels (or both)?
> > Getting so close to having this work. My wife is even open to getting a
> > new aerial as she can now see the potential. She wants Rove recorded as
> > she misses it due to us watching something else, and my kids have
> > ordered the Simpsons. I recorded Spicks & Specks on a manual recording
> > so it happened while I was out walking the dog. When I got back I showed
> > her and she was impressed.
> > Anyway, I would appreciate any assistance
> > Cheers
> > Bruce
> Oh, I forgot to add that the channel numbers after importing
> channels.conf are like 501, 503, 510 etc - where are these numbers
> coming from?
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