[mythtv-users] How to correctly use 'mythfilldatabase'?

Eduard Huguet eduardhc at gmail.com
Wed Jan 31 09:30:32 UTC 2007

    Maybe I'm a little dumb or just I haven't understood the whole purpose
of mythfilltabase, but there's no way I can make it work correctly.

My situation is the following:

    Currently I have a Hauppauge Nova-T 500 card that works fine with
MythTV. Well, nearly fine, as I'm unable to do any scanning from within
MythTV, but doing it from the outside using dvbscan and importing thev
resulting "channels.conf" file works fine for me. I think it's a problem of
antenna (my building antenna lacks some of the required amplifiers for
DVB-T) or driver, but that's not the purpose of this message. As said, using
an external-generated channel configuration I can watch TV without problems.

    The problem is that I want to use one of the two XMLTV grabbers
available for Spain (tv_grab_es and tb_grab_es_laguiatv), but there's no way
I can associate the info downloaded with them to my existing channels in
MythTV. First of all: is it possible? I mean, how can I tell MythTV that
the XMLTV channel 'X' corresponds to my DVB-T channel 'X'? I try to
configure the grabber (from within the terminal window it shows the first
time) by asignating to them the same channel number I use in MythTV, but no
luck: I always end up with duplicate entries for all the channels obtained
through XMLTV, no matter what I do. And, of course, the "real" channels
doesn't have any associated listings, those are kept only for those
'phantom' channels so I can't make use of them.

  Eduard Huguet
  Barcelona (Spain)
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