[mythtv-users] Anybody having problems with Zap2It?

Rod Smith mythtv at rodsbooks.com
Sat Mar 3 20:07:21 UTC 2007

On Saturday 03 March 2007 14:35, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 03/03/2007 12:48 PM, Bruce Taber wrote:
> > I've also been having problems with zap2it as of late. Not so much that
> > the lineups were deleted but rather the selections within a lineup
> > revert to some previous (virtually empty) selections. I've deleted the
> > entire lineup, added back in, deleted, logged out, logged in, and
> > readded 3 to 4 times now all to no avail. It keeps losing the selections
> > and as a result the epg comes up all unknown. If anybody has any
> > suggestions (short of doing some crazy dance and/or praying to the
> > zap2it god) how to get the selections to stick that would be welcome.

I had the opposite problem a few days ago -- channels kept being ADDED BACK. 
The problem went away on its own after a couple of days. I posted about this 
in a thread entitled 'Guide data "zombie channels"', if you care to look up 
the (mostly unhelpful, despite good intentions) responses in the archives.

> Sounds like a digital lineup in use by someone who hasn't read
> "mythfilldatabase --help" output (i.e. particularly the
> "--do-channel-updates" and "--only-update-channels" stuff).

Perhaps; but in my case, at least, I wasn't manually typing any 
mythfilldatabase command. It was (presumably) being run by MythTV itself. 
It's entirely possible that improper use of mythfilldatabase was to blame, 
but I don't know that for a fact. If it was improper use of mythfilldatabase, 
then there's something improper about the way MythTV itself calls it. 
Responses to "RTF(mythfilldatabase)M" are therefore not very helpful, or at 
least weren't in my case.

Rod Smith

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