[mythtv-users] Help, Channel change script's first argument aint channel number

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Jan 6 03:31:55 UTC 2008

On 01/05/2008 08:12 PM, Evuraan::ഏവൂരാന്‍ wrote:
> I've trying to set up an External Channel Change Command with the help of
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MythTV_External_Channel_Changer#head-534df4fca92a8c4e96c29294f41465745dcfeb43
> Despite mythtv-setup saying that the 1st arg will be the channel
> number - this does not seem to be true. Most of the time my changer
> scripts gets a $1 of humengous numbers like 349250  etc.
> This could the freqid or what ever, but how can I make myth call the
> external scriptjust  with the channel # it wants to call, and not get
> way fancy instead?

The freqid /is/ the channel number--unless someone changes it to a 
frequency (in kHz). In other words, if you want a channel number instead 
of a frequency, change your freqid values to the channel number using 
the channel editor in mythtv-setup or MythWeb.


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