[mythtv-users] External channel change not passing channel
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Apr 2 12:10:14 UTC 2007
On 04/02/2007 08:00 AM, duck wrote:
> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> I'm assuming you're a North
>> American analog TV user. If so, when you define your channels you
>> should /not/ do so using the Channel Scan. You should do so using the
>> "Fetch channels from listings source" button. Had you done so, your
>> channels would have been created correctly. See the top of
>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/261302#261302 for
>> more. I recommend you clean up your channels as I described in the
>> linked post.
> This could be also related to me not being able to use
> mythfilldatabase. I tried using scan channels and removed them and
> tried using fetch channels. Neither worked
> I have to use the following script to update my guide:
> tv_grab_na_dd ...
We quit using tv_grab... in North America a few years ago. There's now
a (better) grabber "built-in" to mythfilldatabase. You should specify
mythfilldatabase as your, er, "mythfilldatabase Program" (that's in the
frontend settings under General). In mythtv-setup, specify a video
source that uses "North America (DataDirect) (Internal)" as its listings
source. Then, specify your DataDirect username/password (the same
you're using with tv_grab_na_dd).
> I have directway and I am sure this is the problem! I have trouble
> connecting to many sites because of Directway and or a configuration
> issue on my end.
I can't help with that. Hope that the internal grabber works better for
you than does tv_grab_na_dd.
If all else fails, you can use tv_grab_na_dd to get an xmltv file and
you can probably get your channels defined using some of the
command-line arguments available to mythfilldatabase (see
"mythfilldatabase --help"). I'm not writing up details because it's too
much work if the internal grabber works, but feel free to ask more
questions if you get stuck.
More information about the mythtv-users