[mythtv-users] Supporting schedulesdirect.org

Don Smith dcsmith at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 04:52:11 UTC 2007

Isn't it true that there is more vbi data available than this. My
understanding is that local pbs stations broadcast a full lineup for all
channels many days in advance.
On Wed, 2007-08-08 at 16:12 -0400, Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-08-08 at 14:02 -0400, Don Smith wrote:
> > Why has nobody looked at getting the data out of the vbi? Also why
> > doesn't mythtv set system time with the rds data?
> I looked at this, the data is very limited. Basically now and next
> if you are lucky. You can see the data coming over the line if you
> run "mythbackend -v vbi". We do use this information in the frontend
> channel editor when we're trying to map channels on your cable system
> to the channels at Labs.
> As for the time, we don't collect this from vbi, but we do collect
> it from EIT. The channels are supposed to be within a second of GPS
> time, but in practice are 3 to 30 seconds out of sync. I forget which
> verbose argument will get you this info, but I'm sure that
> "mythbackend -v eit,siparser,channel,record" will get you this along
> with some other information. Since most MythTV boxes are conntected
> to a network and can use NTP time allowing the clock to be set from
> these unreliable sources has been a low priority.
> -- Daniel
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