[mythtv-users] [RANT] mythtv-users] Deal with non-HD in SD only frontends?

Bill Bogstad bogstad at pobox.com
Mon Dec 21 19:32:43 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 1:37 PM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 12/21/2009 01:18 PM, David Brodbeck wrote:
>> On Mon, December 21, 2009 9:34 am, Bill Bogstad wrote:
>>> If some poor unfortunate soul who can't get ATSC listings to import
>>> from SchedulesDirect finds
>>> this note, the solution is to set your ATSC separator to a dash "-"
>>> not a period ".".  The only reference
>>> I found to this is on a blog. http://murraysaul.wordpress.com/.
>> That seems like the kind of thing that ought to be tested for in the code;
>> it sounds like an easy, basic sanity check.
> THe problem occurred because the channel information reported by the stream
> and captured into the database during scanning used different identifiers
> from the ones used by SD.  Therefore, mfdb was unable to automatically link
> MythTV channel information to SD listings information.

I believe in this case that the 'stream' comes from MythTV's built in
channel scanner and the separator is specifiable by the user (if they
know to do so) in mythtv-setup. Michael Dean seems to be advocating
that rather then changing one setting so that mfdb's voodoo can work
correctly with SD listings  that one should instead go in and manually
set the xmltvid's for all of one's  OTA ATSC channels.   This seems to
me to be the wrong solution for SD listings, ATSC and MythTV
integration.  The solution the author of that blog advocated (and I
repeated) seems to be less prone to user error.   Micheal: Are you
suggesting that whatever voodoo that causes this to work now is likely
to go away?  (and therefore should NOT be documented/suggested)

Bill Bogstad

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