[mythtv-users] Can't grab Freesat HD channel listings (SOLVED)

Andre mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk
Mon Nov 15 14:19:29 UTC 2010

On 15 Nov 2010, at 14:10, Paul Gardiner wrote:

> Thanks everyone for the help.
> On 15/11/2010 13:42, Paul Raison wrote:
>> On 15 Nov 2010, at 13:27, Paul Gardiner wrote:
>>> Thanks. I'm still not sure what to do, but that has to be it. I created
>>> a new source. I think that's correct, isn't it?: if I tried to use just
>>> one source, then myth would get confused about which tuning info to use
>>> for the two cards.  But I hadn't realised that the '1' in my command
>>> was the source id.
>>> What's the correct thing to do. I could set up a second file Freesat.xmltv, and do a second grab for source 2, but is there
>>> a way to avoid reading some channels twice?
>> Creating a new source is correct, I have two sources, one for Freeview and one for Freesat. First things first, change the 1 to a 2 in the command you are running and confirm that listings for Freesat are loading, it will complain channels not being available because you are grabbing Freeview listings from xmltv.
> Yes, that worked. I now have listings for the channels, and at last I
> have some HD recordings set up!
>> Personally, I have created two xmltv config files, one for each Freeview and Freesat. As you say, you will read some channels twice, but this is a relatively small price to pay. The alternative is to direct xmltv output to a file containing all channels and use this file as the input to mythfilldatabase with the --file option.
> I think I might try the intermediate file way of doing it. Sounds
> a good plan. I already feel a little bad for using this non-standard
> method of filling which pulls down everything on every night, so
> hitting the servers twice seems a bit naughty.

I believe that the latest xmltv 0.5.58 implemented guide data caching so maybe it's not so bad.


> Cheers,
> 	Paul.
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