[mythtv-users] [mythtv] Eit fixup coding howto?

Janne Grunau janne-mythtvusers at grunau.be
Sat Sep 29 01:05:08 UTC 2007

On Saturday 29 September 2007 01:27:02 Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 19:15 -0400, manu wrote:
> > 	Hi all,
> > I use a dvb-s card with mythtv, the provider is canalsatellite
> > caraibes (the
> > alter-ego though lesser quality of the French provider).
> > The eit does not work at all (everything is unknown). I know there
> > is now/next
> > info embedded with every prog as I can get it while watching a
> > channel.
> MythTV does not use now/next.

It does. Now/next are normal event information tables (EIT) with special 
table IDs (0x4f and 0x4e). The eitscanner might have trouble to get the 
information in time. If there is only now/next you should decrease the 
transport timeout to 1 minute.

> > Moreover there is an epg channel that you can consult separetely
> > with a few
> > days AFAICT, though it could be only one day worth I am not sure.
> You should make sure this is the only channel that has the
> useonairguide flag set. You can set this in mythtv-setup in the
> Channel editor.

I would guess that that transport carries the long time information for 
all or a couple of channels. In that case all the channels should have 
the useonairguide flag set.

> > So... the question: I have seen that there are "fixups"for the eit
> > scanner,where can I find some docs (if there is something else than
> > the source) and what kind of info I need (eg the TS of the epg
> > channel, the standards...)
> "fixups" are only used to extract additional information from the
> description and other fields of the EIT data. Since you aren't
> getting any data fixups are irrelevant.
> Most likely you either imported a channels.conf instead of scanning
> for channels within MythTV and so don't have the proper information
> in your channel and dtv_multiplex tables,

trunk and 0.20.2 will insert the appropiate information even with 
channels.con import.

> or the EIT scanning is 
> disabled; at either the video source or channel level.

Please also check that the sistandard field in dtv_multiplex is set to 
dvb and networkid and transportid are not NULL.


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