[mythtv-users] No Guide data from EIT on SOME channels

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 17:24:14 UTC 2008

On Jan 11, 2008 12:12 PM, Jonno <jonnojohnson at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jan 11, 2008 9:13 AM, Jonno <jonnojohnson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am using EIT data for my program guide and I can only see program
> > information for 3 of the 6 channels I receive.
> >
> > I saw this Tip in the EIT wiki:
> > Tip: In the U.S. some digital stations may not appear in the program
> > guide even though they are broadcasting program information. This may
> > be due to a "hidden guide" bit that is transmitted by the stations. To
> > see if this is the case run mythbackend with the --verbose
> > important,general,eit option. After some time passes check the output
> > or check /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log for "is hidden in guide"
> > output. One way to get the data to be included in the EPG is to "hack"
> > the atscstreamdata.cpp file in libmythtv/mpeg/. Delete the code below
> > from atscstreamdata.cpp and then reinstall mythtv from source.
> >
> > So before I go hacking anything, what exactly does "reinstall mythtv
> > from source" mean? I installed Mythbuntu from a LiveCD.
> >
> Ok I went into the Channel Editor in Mythtv-Setup and found that the
> channels with no guide data from EIT did NOT have the box checked to
> "Use On-Air Guide", (I had never gone into the channel editor during
> initial install). So I went through and enabled this for all channels.
> I also changed the Channel Names to something more intuitive like NBC.
> I then exited mythtv-setup and ran mythfilldatabase when prompted. I
> then went back to Watch Live TV and took a look at the guide but still
> no program info for those channels! What is interesting is that the
> channel names have also not changed to what I typed (either in the
> Guide or the OSD).
> Something did not carry through from mythtv-setup to the frontend as I
> expected. Any ideas?
> I also tried restarting the backend with the options described above
> and took a look at the backend but there is no mention of "hidden" in
> the log. There are lines like this for 2 of the 3 channels where I do
> get guide info:
> 2008-01-11 09:59:02.889 EITScanner: Now looking for EIT data on
> multiplex of channel 54_1
> Try to refresh today's database: mythfilldatabase --refresh-today
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