[mythtv-users] Confused on how to use channels.conf

Michelle Dupuis support at ocg.ca
Fri May 25 18:15:31 UTC 2007

Is the format below good?

And....I'm not trying to do a scan afterwards.  As soon as I click next (to
import the channels.conf) a scan begins.  Any ideas?


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Nick Morrott
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 7:49 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Confused on how to use channels.conf

On 22/05/07, Michelle Dupuis <support at ocg.ca> wrote:
> I have my DVB-S card driver working, and scandvb finds the satellite 
> and lists a bunch of channels!! YAY! (This is a thrill for me, as I 
> didn't think I would get this far)
> I used scandvb to create a channels.conf file whose contents looks 
> like this (cut off after the first five lines):
> HSTDv:12224:h:1:20000:4642:4644:84
> CPACF:12224:h:1:20000:5666:5668:149
> NEWS1:12224:h:1:20000:6434:6435:196
> A-LON:12224:h:1:20000:4130:4131:220
> I then went to myth's back-end setup, where I have setup the dvb-s 
> card and the video source. I then created a new input and tried to 
> scan the satellite. I told myth to use the channels.conf I created, 
> but then Myth just times out while scanning (can't get a lock) - and 
> signal strength is 0%.

If you import a good channels.conf file, you should not need to then scan
for channels - this is the purpose of importing the (dvb)scan-generated
channels.conf file in the first place.

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