[mythtv-users] [UK] Missing xmltvids

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 09:19:19 UTC 2007

On 08/03/07, David Campbell <dave at cpfc.org> wrote:
> Nick Morrott wrote:
> > On 07/03/07, David Campbell <dave at cpfc.org> wrote:
> >
> > Make sure that you are also adding the channel IDs to the
> > <videosource>.xmltv file in $BACKEND_USER/.mythtv, where <videosource>
> > is the name of the videosource you created in mythtv-setup. This file
> > is what mythfilldatabase (MFDB) uses to determine which channels to
> > grab data for. You want to make sure that channels defined in MythTV
> > and entries in this file are in complete agreement, otherwise you can
> > get extra channels created when MFDB runs.
> Thanks for the response Nick but I'm afraid that is the final straw for
> me wrt to Live TV on Myth.  I'm perfectly happy to compile a custom
> kernel and do whatever hackery required to get my hardware working in
> Myth but life is too short to sit for hours cutting and pasting xmlids
> and deleting entiries from second xml files just to get a channel listing.
> It's a real shame because apart from trying to sort out my channels
> everything else has been pretty straight forward on Myth.

Are you only using DVB-T? If you are, why not just use the Freeview
EPG which requires no XMLTV setup at all, and is supported 'out of the
box' by MythTV.

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