[mythtv-users] Channel Icons (yet again)

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 17:01:16 UTC 2008

On Jan 11, 2008 11:56 AM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:

> On 01/11/2008 11:45 AM, Phil Bridges wrote:
> > On Jan 11, 2008 11:35 AM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>
> wrote:
> >> On 01/11/2008 06:29 AM, Phil Bridges wrote:
> >>
> >>> OK - now I've set my MYTHCONFDIR again, and reset the icon map, and
> >>> run mythfilldatabase, and I have icons.  Why would --update-icon-map
> >>> clear out the filenames?
> >>>
> >> --reset-icon-map all clears channel icons.  If you did b, here,
> >> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/294101#294101 ,
> >> that's what cleared them.
> > See, that's where my problem is.  I now have icons, but I reset the icon
> map
> > and then did a normal mfdb.
> Which is great.  Assuming you had (ever) updated the icon map (at any
> time before this), you used the new icon map.
> >   If I rest the icon map, updated the icon map,
> > and then did the mfdb, then I'd have no icons.
> Updating the icon map need only happen once.  It's not part of "getting
> icons"--it's simply to update the tables that specify the location of
> icons so that when you reset the icon map and run mfdb to retrieve
> icons, it looks at the right location.
> Because--and /only/ because--the icon map in 0.20.2 is old and has been
> broken by changes to the zap2it website, we need to update the icon map
> to no longer attempt to retrieve icons from zap2it.  This /only/ has to
> be done once per database--the change "sticks" through any
> "mythfilldatabase" or "mythfilldatabase --reset-icon-map all" or
> whatever.  The only thing that changes it is "mythfilldatabase
> --update-icon-map" and if you run that with the same master_iconmap.xml,
> you're not making any changes.
> Mike

Cool.  Now it's time to try to get some of the High-res icons downloaded.
Does MythTV support PNGs?
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