[mythtv-users] Only seing channel from one source?

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Sat Feb 10 00:48:08 UTC 2007

On 09/02/07, Jan Johansson <j2 at mupp.net> wrote:
> >Does this explanation (Setup section) on importing channels.conf in
> >mythtv-setup no longer work? I don't see any open tickets on trac to
> >the contrary.
> >
> >http://mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB
> Jeeez. Permission problem on my channels.conf file.....
> Now I have the below. But, when looking in mythweb (after running mythfilldatabase) I still see the channels as "separate" and I have "No Data" for all entries.

You seem to possibly have some duplicate entries in both your channel
(chanids 5511-18) and dtv_multiplex tables (sourceid4, you mention
only sources 1,3 and 5).

I'm also guessing the xmltvids are not configured properly for the
channels and/or the grabber has not yet retrieved any data.

For channels (individual records in the channel table) to be
considered equal for listings purposes, the XMLTVID for each similar
channel needs to be the same to use the same listings data when using

For channels to be considerd equal for scheduling, the CALLSIGN needs
to be the same for each similar channel.

For several 'equal' channels to displayed only once in the guide, you
also to ensure that CHANNUM is the same for each channel.

Anyhow, back to the problem at hand:


mysql> SELECT sourceid,channum,name,callsign,xmltvid FROM channel
ORDER BY callsign;

You will get a listing that will immediately show channels with
matching CALLSIGNS next to each other, with or withouth their XMLTVID.

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