[mythtv-users] Retrieving zap2it Data for HD Channels

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Mon Jan 22 22:55:02 UTC 2007

Thanks, Kevin, the zap2it link was the thing I needed. I swear I wandered all 
over their site trying to find listing info.

In this case, I don't yet have a frontend connected to this host. It will be a 
backend-only server. I'll be doing the editing through the channel editor in 

Thanks again,
Kirk Bocek

Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> Kirk Bocek wrote:
>> I'm having trouble retrieving programming data for a new HD-5500 card I've 
>> installed. The card *does* find a handful of HD channels through Myth's 
>> channel scanner and I *can* make successful manual recordings with the card. I 
>> have created a new digital lineup at zap2it for my system (Astound - Walnut 
>> Creek CA).
>> But when I select 'Fetch channels from listing source' in myth-setup, nothing 
>> happens. The 'xmltvid' field for the auto-scanned channels remains empty.
>> Should I manually enter the xmltvid values? Where would I find those values.
>> Is there some other process to allow mythfilldatabase to work?
> You need to manually enter the xmltvid.  Tune the channel on the 
> frontend and hit "E" to enter the channel editor where you can enter the 
> ID.  I found the xmltvids in the URLs on tvlistings.com
> Show the listings for your ZIP so that it shows the HD channels
> Hover over the HD channel link and you'll see links like:
> http://tvlistings5.zap2it.com/tvlistings/GridAction.do?method=getSingleStation&stnNum=20456&lineupId=PC:60156&zipcode=60156&channel=52
> The stnNum is the xmltvid
> See also
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Frontend_Channel_Editor
> Kevin
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