[mythtv-users] [UK] Missing xmltvids

David Campbell dave at cpfc.org
Tue Mar 13 12:12:24 UTC 2007

Robin Neatherway wrote:
>> I deleted my video sources and set up again using the Transmitted Guide
>> only then imported channels.conf but now I not only get no lising but no
>> TV.  the error says 'MythTV is alreading using all inputs.'
>> stdout says 'trying to change channels from none to none'
> You can't use channels.conf with EIT data. There is not enough
> information present in that file, you need to do a Myth scan (which
> works well for UK DVB-T these days).

Which brings the thread full circle.

I had pretty random results when doing a full scan and inputting the 
details of Crystal Palace transmitter - using a channels.conf import 
gave me all the channels but EPG data was missing.

I also ended up with at least two sets of channels (when checked with 
mythweb) - at least half of which without xmlids.  Deleting the ones 
without xmlids resulted in no TV at all.  Manually entering the xmlids 
into the channels without ids and deleting those with ids mostly worked 
but life is too short to spend a load of hours doing that.

If I can't set up DVB systematically and in a repeatable fashion then 
I'm going to have just do without that fucntionality in Myth.



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