[mythtv-users] Where To Find xmltvid Data?

Mitch Gore mitchell.gore at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 22:08:12 UTC 2007

Go to zap2it.com and view your listings.  Then click on the station name.

In the URL you will see something like this...


the number after stnNum is the ID.


On 2/28/07, Drew Tomlinson <drew at mykitchentable.net> wrote:
> I deleted my pcHDTV 3000 card through mythtv-setup and recreated it.
> Next I scanned for OTA channels and found the ones I expect.  Finally I
> ran mythfilldatabase to grab the guide data from my lineup at zap2it.
> However I have no data.
> Recalling from posts on this list and my own experience a couple of
> years ago when I set this up the first time, I checked the channel table
> in the mythconverg database.  The xmltvid field is blank for my digital
> OTA channels.  OK, this is likely the problem.
> It seems that the way I found this data before was to log on to zap2it
> with a web browser and mouse over the channels to retrieve the xmltvid
> info.  Then I updated the channel table to reflect this and everything
> worked.  But in trying that now, mousing over does nothing.  Is this
> still the process I need to follow to get guide data?
> I've Googled but either can't come up with the right search terms or am
> blind.  Can someone please kick me in the right direction?
> Thanks,
> Drew
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