[mythtv-users] OT: Winter Hill work 2nd December?
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Wed Dec 2 12:55:54 UTC 2009
Mike Holden wrote:
> > dvbscan just fails with "Unable to query frontend status" which
>> Google tells me is (or was ?) a common bug. However scan worked and
>> found the five muxes I expected to be present.
>Did you stop your backend first; maybe that has locked the card? Is
>your dvbscan package
>up to date?
"scan" worked, "dvbscan" didn't - it's probably as old as the rest of
the installed packages.
> > Bug when I go into mythtv-setup and tell it to import channels.conf,
>> it just says "Timeout Scanning n -- no signal" where n goes from 0 to
>> 4. Ticking the "Ignore timeout" button makes now difference.
>How can you run this if you haven't generated a channels.conf in the
>previous dvbscan step?
See above. But I've got it working now, by a bit of manual intervention.
I'd previously deleted all entries in the dvb_multiplex table - so I
re-entered the BBC A mux manually (via PHPMyAdmin). I found I could
then scan that - using "scan existing transport" and with the ignore
timeout button ticked. So I copied the record and changed mplexid and
frequency until I'd got all five defined. The output from scan
indicates that they are all using the same settings now.
After scanning each on in turn I then had the full channel list.
Well it's been a learning exercise if nothing else :-/
Oh well, three down, one to go in this house - three more in a
friends house. Their's will be fun - they get enough signal from the
local repeater to register the presence of a channel, but not enough
to actually watch it. So I think I'll have to be scanning by
frequency rather than a full scan, otherwise all the usable channels
end up starting at 800.
For information, the 5 muxes with anything on are :
BBC A C62- 801,833,000
Arq A C61 793,833,000
Arq B C55 746,000,000
D 3&4 C59 778,000,000
SDN C58 770,000,000
Interestingly, http://www.ukfree.tv/txdetail.php?a=SD660144 lists
several other muxes :
BBC B C54- That will be the HD mux
Be interesting to see what pops up on those - hmm, quick search
suggests that they may actually only be frequency reservations for
something totally different (ie not DVB TV).
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