[mythtv-users] UK EPG ITV Channels Problem
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Mon Dec 4 18:19:05 UTC 2006
>> Stuart Auchterlonie wrote:
>>> On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 09:07:53AM +0000, Ian Barton wrote:
>>>> I have been using tv_grab_dvb happily with Myth 0.20 and Ubuntu
>>>> Edgy. However, over the last couple of days I have been getting no
>>>> program descriptions with the ITV channels. The program start/stop
>>>> times and the category are OK, but definitely no descriptions.
>>>> Other channels work correctly.
>>>> Anyone else seen this?
>> I use tv_grab_dvb; I forced a grab when I read this post, and indeed the
>> ITV channels appeared exactly as described. For example, in MythWeb
>> programs appear as a shaded/colour-coded box, but with nothing in them.
>> I haven't particularly noticed this happening before, and the missing
>> data seems to start at 12:00am 4 Dec 2006. E.g.:
>> <programme channel="8263.dvb.guide" start="20061205220000"
>> <category>News / Current Affairs</category>
>> E4+1 is also affected. So is BBC THREE:
> As I mentioned before, the information varies across muxes.
> So for completeness you will need to do the following.
> 1. prepare a list of 6 channels, 1 from each multiplex (*)
> 2. shutdown the backend
> 3. tzap to a channel
> 4. tv_grab_dvb
> 5. repeat 3 & 4 for each channel on your list from #1
> I can almost guarantee that you find the information on some
> muxes and not on others.
> (*) to save some hair pulling: BBC ONE, ITV1, Five, BBC Parliment, Sky
> News, Film 4
I have switched over to using the built in method and I now have data
for all my channels. I normally use the Winter Hill mux. From the other
posts it looks as though there is a problem with more than one mux.
The only problem I had when changing to the EIT method was MythTV
initially didn't get any EPG data. Following a suggestion on the wiki I
deleted all my existing channels and forced a re-scan, which fixed it.
Now I remember why I hadn't switched before. Previous versions of MythTV
have always hung up in what seemed like a loop part way through scanning
and the only way out was to manually edit some data and then do a scan
for each transport separately. Luckily, 0.20 doesn't seem to suffer from
this problem and everything scanned smoothly.
Now as long as Corrie records OK tonight I may be allowed back in the
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