[mythtv-users] mythfilldatabase duplicating xmlid's on scte65scan imported channels

Johnny Walker johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 14:49:20 UTC 2009

>>On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 10:22 AM, Myth User <mythtv at heathsworld.com> wrote:
>> I have been trying to get my channels working in .22 for a couple months
>> now.  Since the channel scanner broken and cannot distinguish sub-channels,
>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/410531?search_string=channel%20scanner;#410531
>> I have resorted to using scte65scan to pull a sql file together which
>> looks pretty accurate except for missing a few channels I could add manually
>> (See attached SQL file).  I imported the SQL file and the channels appear
>> properly and seem to work fine when tuning.  Next step is to get guide data
>> from SD.  Schedules direct is not willing to match my QAM channels numbers
>> as I receive them through my cable provider so I have to manually match
>> based off xmlid's.  If I edit 1 channel manually and add the xmlid, the next
>> mythfilldatabase duplicates that id across several other channels.  For
>> example if I edit channel 9-1 and add 52345 for the ID, the next
>> mythfilldatabase attaches 52345 to my imported channel 90 as well.  90 is
>> TBN but has the guide data for channel 9-1.
>> Can anyone tell me how mythfilldatabase can change my channel xmlids?  And
>> since schedules direct has failed to match my local cable QAM channels (very
>> disappointing I might add), how can I manually pull the guide data.

>On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 11:42 AM, Andrew <mythtv at heathsworld.com> wrote:
> Anybody know how mythfilldatabase works internally?

Wasn't there a recent dissertation on the nature of mythfilldatabase?
Someone even updated the wiki on it. I can't believe I can't find it
in my gmail search. I'll keep looking.

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