[mythtv-users] Sky integration
styrmis at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 22 10:35:50 UTC 2006
On 3/22/06, Dave <lists at netsalve.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 21 March 2006 23:00, Stefan Haflidason wrote:
> > How happy are those of you who record Sky programs with MythTV?
> > I don't have a Sky box (but I need to install with a Sky box this
> > I've been looking at setting up the channels, and I am already resigned
> > the fact that the configuration must be done in a rather laborious way.
> > As a test, I just tried adding BBC1, BBC2 and E4, using the rt xmltv
> > grabber. E4 was skipped as the id wasn't correct, and the BBC channels
> > grabbed correctly.
> > mythfilldatabase ran and populated correctly as far as I can see.
> > The current release of xmltv is 0.5.42 and brings with it an update to
> > rt channel ids. I updated to this version, but was met with a different
> > manner (perhaps unacceptable) of configuration. In the configuration (in
> > the console, started from mythtv-setup) I was asked to say yes or no to
> > each channel the grabber new about. This is not as friendly as the
> > interface of the previous versions.
> > So for the moment I have downgraded. For the others who are trying to
> > record Sky, what have your solutions been? As far as I can tell all that
> > needs changing are the channel ids that xmltv uses.
> > My questions:
> > 1) How do other people cope with xmltv ids changing? Do you have any
> > for how to set up the required Sky channels , based on your experiences?
> > have channel changing sorted (though untested) using a device from
> > Heenan, but no channels.
> > 2) I think I may try and just edit the xmltv config file created in the
> > .mythtv directory directly and avoid the configuration utility. Is this
> > acceptable or does the utility do something else?
> > Thanks,
> > Stefan.
> > P.S. I would normally just experiment, but I'm in the unfortunate
> > of needing to install this system in ~1 day. There is very little to
> > configure, but the bit that's left is rather crucial so I really
> > your input.
> > **
> The attached file Antenna.xmltv contains most of the Sky Channels - hope
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Thanks for the list. I just checked the e4 id in it and it's the id which
was skipped when grabbing channels for being incorrect.
I'll have to try and find out where to get the new ids as they come out. I'd
be happy to maintain such a list for those of us in the UK. Perhaps it is in
the xmltv source?
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