[mythtv-users] [mythtv] Updating two datasources with a single xmltv file

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Sat Dec 16 17:54:30 UTC 2006

On 15/12/06, Daniel Kristjansson <danielk at cuymedia.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-12-14 at 18:55 +0000, Nick Morrott wrote:
> > I am currently receiving EIT listings on my EIT enabled DVB video
> > source, but I want to know if it possible to also apply this data
> > against the channels on any non-DVB sources I have? Is it the case of
> > enabling useeit for the cable video source and useonairguide for those
> > radio channels? I am worried that the EIT data can only be applied
> > against a video source that is attached to an EIT-capable card.
> In theory you can do this. First, set the transport stream id,
> network id, and service id for the channel on the non-EIT source.
> Second, check the "Cross Source EIT" checkbox in the EIT Scanner
> options in mythtv-setup in the General section. I've never used
> this myself, but this feature was implemented by someone with
> a DVB-S setup where one transport provided the EIT for all his
> sources.
> > Also, are there any plans to limit the number of cards that are tied
> > up when the EIT scanner is in operation, or when the scanner runs?
> Yes, Janne is currently working on this. It's a pretty large job
> to get this correct for all the different EIT sources and we've
> been slowly adding all the pieces for this to work properly over
> the last nine months or so.
> > Thanks for the correct option. As the option's usage states:
> > "For running non-destructive updates on the database for users > in
> xmltv zones that do not provide channel data"
> > are there any downsides (in terms of potential database bloat) > to
> using this switch?
> I have no idea, I've been using DataDirect for a while now.
> I only use XMLTV when testing modifications to mythfilldatabase
> so I don't know much about the details of how XMLTV works.
> My guess is that it will only insert data for channels that
> already exist in the database so bloat will not be a problem.


Thank you *very* much for your reply. I'll look into this over the
weekend, and report back for other users in a similar situation on the


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