[mythtv-users] Channels do not show on Program Guide

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 22:19:10 UTC 2006

On 07/09/06, Aviv Eliezer <aviv_eliezer at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> I've set up myth 0.19. I'm trying to integrate it with xml tv output from
> >> tv_grab_il (Israel).
> >> After mythtv-setup, I ran "mythfilldatabase --manual", and configured
> >> channel numbers.
> >> However, on the mythfrontend, when I get to the Program Guide, I do not
> see
> >> any channel at all.
> >> When I go back to the mythtv-setup, I do see in the channel-editor that
> >> mythfilldatabase created the channels it was supposed to. But for some
> >> reason, the channels are not shown in the Program Guide (the programs
> will
> >> show on the Program Finder feature on mythfrontend, though).
> >> Does anyone have any idea?
> >
> >Are your newly created channels attached to a video source and is that
> >source attached to the capture card's input - you can check in
> >mythtv-setup Input Connections.
> Thanks for the reply, Nick.
> Yes, a video source is defined on composite-0 of the pvr-150.
> I've made sure and in "Input Connection" composite-0 points to the same
> video source-
> And in the "Chnnel Editor", these newly-created channels points the same
> video source as well.
> However, none of the channels have an "XMLTV ID". Could that be the issue?

If channels do not have XMLTV IDs, mythfilldatabase can not associate
downloaded listings with them (either when run manually or
automatically). However, the channels should still appear in the
program guide, just with no program information.

Configuring the grabber should have added the XMLTV IDs to the
channels. Are you able to run the grabber manually and produce a valid
XML file containing listings? I would fix up the XMLTV IDs and see if
this helps at all.

Also, are all of your channels marked as visible?


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