[mythtv-users] scte65scan and Schedules Direct XMLID's

steve.lawrence at comcast.net steve.lawrence at comcast.net
Tue Jun 16 19:21:43 UTC 2009

> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Matt Beadon <matt.beadon at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Steve Lawrence <
>> steve.lawrence at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> I just recently fiddled around with the scte65scan (
>>> http://scte65scan.sourceforge.net/ )
>>> and got it working with my hdhomerun - ./scte65scan -H FFFFFFFF -f 3 -p
>>> us-Cable-Standard-center-frequencies-QAM256 > vct.sql
>>> Looking in that sql command set though, I figure its removing all my
>>> currently channels, adding in the ones it's found - with callsigns and
>>> channel numbers (fabulous!). This is great and saves me hours of work I
>>> was
>>> doing previously, what with manually tuning to a channel, figuring out
>>> what
>>> it is and then manually checking Schedules Direct for its callsign,
>>> and manually editing the channel info.
>>> And there lies my rub : If I'm correct - this script is going to wipe
>>> out
>>> all my XMLID info for the channels I've manually created, correct?
>> correct
>> And this script has no way of putting them back,
>> As it says in the docs for scte65scan you could restore from your backup
>> DB
>> that you created before importing to the vct.sql
>>> so I have to re-manually-enter the XMLID for my guide data?
>> No, mythifilldatabase will do this assuming your lineup is setup
>> correctly.  Note that many people have been tricked into thinking that
>> it
>> didn't add the XMLIDs because the default mythfilldatabase will only
>> make
>> the changes to tomorrow's listings IIRC.  Patience and/or the right
>> mythfilldatabase command will sort this out.
> I believe you probably want;
> mythfilldatabase --refresh-today

Yup! Thanks muchly for the info on this.

I wasn't previously aware that mythfilldatabase populated the Schedules
Direct XMLID. I had been doing that manually myself...


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