[mythtv-users] channels.conf import: Not all channels appear!

Dave Johansen davejohansen at gmail.com
Fri May 1 19:28:05 UTC 2009


On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 10:18 AM,  <stefan_jones at comcast.net> wrote:
> Grrrr . . .
>
> I used the procedures detailed here:
>
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Adding_Digital_Cable_Channels_(For_ATSC/QAM_Tuner_Cards_--_USA/Canada)
>
> . . . and here:
>
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/DVB_search
>
> . . . to create a channels.conf file.
>
> I used mplayer to view the channels -- using the same capture card as my
> mythtv setup uses, using the data in channels.conf  -- and give them valid
> labels.
>
> I know for a fact that Cartoon Network was viewable and tunable. I saw it
> live.
>
> However . . . when I used mythtvset=>Scan Channels to do a scan using
> channels.conf, Cartoon Network (and possibly others) didn't end up on the
> final roster of channels.
>
> I spot checked a few of the other channels added via channels.conf input and
> they work fine.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Stefan

I had the same issue and it turns out that the channel scanning in
MythTV 0.21 is kind of flaky, so I just cranked up the timeout and
repeated the scan several times until it picked up all the channels.

Dave


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