[mythtv-users] UK EPG ITV Channels Problem

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 20:04:37 UTC 2006

On 05/12/06, Stuart Auchterlonie <stuarta at squashedfrog.net> wrote:

> Each time you run tv_grab_dvb you are taking a snapshot of
> the available data, which will include smatterings from all
> of the EIT sources.
> What the EIT scanner does is pay attention to the source that
> provided the EIT information. If the new data comes from a
> source that is "better" than the previous information, then
> the new information is used instead. This continues until
> the "best" information is obtained. Additionally it refuses
> to replace a description (or subtitle, or title) with empty
> data if it arrives.
> Here endeth the lesson on EIT data :)

Here starteth the massive personal thank-you to the EIT-fixup team :)

I shutdown the backend, made the changes via phpMyAdmin to the channel
and videosource tables, restarted the backend, and within a few
seconds, EIT data was appearing. Something must have happened bigtime
that has caused tv_grab_dvb to fail so catastrophically for me. I
tried all 6 multiplexes over a couple of days with no success.

Using r11417 (due for an update to current SVN in next few days) I
have enabled my DVB videosource to useeit, and have turned on
'useonairguide' for the appropriate radio channels, leaving the other
DVB-based TV channels that get their listings from XMLTV uk_rt alone.
Should this setting allow me to get the best of both worlds regarding
EIT and uk_rt listings?

Thanks again,

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