[mythtv-users] Schedules Direct - how to create 2 lineups from same source

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at gmail.com
Mon Jul 5 04:35:08 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 19:23, Brad Fuller <bradallenfuller at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 19:16, Brad Fuller <bradallenfuller at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 19:10, Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 10:09 PM, Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 10:55 AM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>  On 07/03/2010 10:29 AM, derdev wrote:
>>>>>> On Fri, 02 Jul 2010 23:29:05 -0400, "Michael T. Dean" wrote:
>>>>>>> On 07/02/2010 09:51 PM, Brad Fuller wrote:
>>>>>>>> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 18:44, Cecil Watson wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> Thanks Cecil. Let me ask a few questions, if you don't mind:
>>>>>>>>> You're welcome.
>>>>>>>>>> If I delete the channels in the Channel Editor by source, wouldn't
>>>>>>>>>> it
>>>>>>>>>> also delete the channels to the other card that's using that
>>>>>>>>>> download?
>>>>>>>>> No, it won't. If card one if bound to my_provider and card two to
>>>>>>>>> my_provider_all, deleting a channel for source my_provider won't have an
>>>>>>>>> affect on my_provider_all.
>>>>>>>> cool. I'll try it!
>>>>>>> The critical distinction being that:
>>>>>>> A MythTV Video Source is /not/ a Schedules Direct Lineup.
>>>>>>> Multiple MythTV video sources may share a single Schedules Direct
>>>>>>> lineup.  Therefore, set up one lineup with all the channels and 2 video
>>>>>>> sources--each with only the channels available on the input to which
>>>>>>> that source is connected.
>>>>>>> (So, yes, Cecil's approach is perfect, and it will work! :)
>>>>>> Be sure to make the channels you don't want "not visible" instead of
>>>>>> deleting them.  Otherwise they'll just pop in again when the lineup is
>>>>>> refreshed.
>>>>> Not if you follow Cecil's instructions:  "Go back to General and add
>>>>> '--remove-new-channels' to the 'mythfilldatabase Arguments'.  Manually run
>>>>> mythfilldatabase with --remove-new-channels to update your guide data."  :)
>>>>> Mike
>>> Actually, http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-24.html#ss24.2
>> this looks interesting, but I can never retrieve the channels.
>> Mythsetup actually does go to SD to fetch, but it never retrieves
>> anything (according to the terminal output)
>> I can't seem to copy the text output (is that an xterm?) and I don't
>> see this same output in the mythbackend.log,  but I see:
>> .. Updating source #7 (Comcast Digital All) with grabber schedulesdirect1
>> ... No channels are configures to use grabber.
>> ... Grabbing channel data.
>> ... http://webservices.....
>> .
>> .
>> ...connected
>> Then it goes thru the typical rolling <=> of mythfilldatabase and then quits.
>> But, no data is downloaded.
>> I have no problem with SD or mythfilldatabase as I just ran it and it
>> downloaded fine.
>> Any ideas?
> Welll.. I tried it a couple more times. Then, myth setup hung. I
> killed it. Started it again. tried it again and it downloaded the
> channels.
> Go figur.
> Now I'm on to the next step

The next step was to change the channel numbers to be the channels
according to the wiki (though, I can't find the link right off). But,
it doesn't seem to matter. I set the channel to start on channel 2 in
mythtv-setup. I have the DTA split to the TV and to the PVR250. When I
restarted mythtv-backend, the channel switched to channel 2. I didn't
do ANYTHING with the channels.

Ok, so that might be working. However, I haven't been able to see
anything form the PVR250. I still get a black screen in LiveTV.
However, I can tell that the PVR-250 is working because I see video
when I:

mplayer /dev/video0

So, there is output at /dev/video0 and my setup for this device is set
to /dev/video0

Any ideas?  I'll keep looking...

Thanks for all your help so far. .... I'm almost there!

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