[mythtv-users] Xmltv channel renamer

DaveD mythtv at guiplot.com
Sun Aug 19 18:20:37 UTC 2007

I would like to see your script.  I've got such a project planned but 
have not started yet.  I'm waiting to see what the schedulesdirect guys 
offer.  Zap2it provides two options for our zipcode; standard cable and 
digital cable.  We have standard cable but Comcast includes (as they 
should/must?) OTA digital channels.  These channels are not included in 
the standard cable listings so I have no scheduling info for them.  The 
digital schedules have all the shows but they are on channels that don't 
really exist; they are numbers on the Comcast cable box and run up into 
the 900's.  Myth barfs on these channels and deletes them from the 
lineup if I try to use the digital lineup.  I thought I'd write a script 
to transcode the digital listings to the channels that Myth finds and 
have mythfilldatabase load from the local XML file my script creates.  
I'm hoping schedulesdirect may find some listings that include what's 
REALLY coming over our wire, but I'm betting that's up to Comcast and 
those bastards aren't interested in actually serving us.

Any way, can you send me the script?  mythtv at guiplot dot com.  Thanks.


Michelle Dupuis wrote:
> I wrote a bash script that reads a command file to delete/rename/renumber
> etc. the channel database.  It completely automates my updates after a
> rescan.
> Let me know if you want it.
> -MD-
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
>> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Nick Rout
>> Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2007 7:22 PM
>> To: Discussion about mythtv
>> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Xmltv channel renamer
>> On Fri, August 17, 2007 8:23 am, Javier Perez wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> Is there a program to easily rename the channels names 
>> grabbed by xmltv?
>>> I am using xmltv_grab_dtv_la to at least catch the programming of 
>>> those Direct TV channels that are the same as my cable listing.
>>> Problem is that the xmltv has the direct tv channel numbers 
>> and i want 
>>> to convert them to the cable tv channel numbers
>> I usually use mythweb for this sort of thing. Sorry no web 
>> access to myth at the moment, but from memory hit the setup 
>> button with the spanner o it, then there is a link that is 
>> pretty clearly named.
>> --
>> Nick Rout
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