[mythtv-users] UK EPG ITV Channels Problem

Ian Barton lists at manor-farm.org
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"
>> stop="20061205223000">
>>          <category>News / Current Affairs</category>
>> </programme>
>> 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 
house again:)


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