[mythtv-users] EIT Question

OJ olejl77 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 08:13:09 UTC 2008

2008/12/16 Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 8:52 PM, OJ <olejl77 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am getting all my EPG data from EIT. My provider
>> (http://www.showtimearabia.com) only transmit information about
>> current and next show on each channel. I know for a fact that more
>> information is available because if I use my Humax DVB-S the EPG gives
>> me listings for a week. After using dvbsnoop I have seen that most of
>> the transponders provide additional EIT on PID#0x12. This correspond
>> to the DVB_EIT_PID = 0x0012 definition in mpegtables.h. My problem is
>> that I don't get any of this information in my EPG, and I could need
>> some assistance to find out how to solve it.
>> Is there any setting I can do to enable this?
>> When I do a channel scan none of the EIT PIDs show up in the channel
>> table. Are they supposed to? Is it required that they are in the
>> channel list to enable the extra EIT information? (To enable
>> 'overtheair...')
>> If this is somthing that is not implemented I'm willing to spend some
>> time implementing (or at least figure out what is missing), but I
>> would like some hints & tips before I started off.
> Does the DVB-S eit give the correct info for the DVB-T transmissions?

I don't have DVB-T. Using DVB-S all the way, and the EIT information I
have is correct yes.

> ie are they transmitting the same stuff? If so you can use the
> downloaded eit from DVB-S to create a xmltv file which you can use for
> mythfilldatabase.
> If you want an example google epgsnoop.

Yes this looks promising. I will give it a try later today.

Thanks for your info.

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