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

Phill Edwards philledwards at gmail.com
Wed Jan 31 11:33:25 UTC 2007

>     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.

You associate them with the XMLTV ID. In your XML file of program data
each channel will hav a unique XMLTV ID. Make sure you've entered
those same IDs into the XMLTV ID field in the channel editor (you have
to run mythtvsetup to get the channel editor).

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