[mythtv-users] rescanning for channels on DVB

Glenn Sommer glemsom at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 18:33:48 UTC 2010

2010/10/25 David Watkins <watkinshome at gmail.com>:
>> I carry out a full scan in mythtv-setup to identify all channels, and
>> then use the script to:
> I do the same, using a version of this script
> http://mythtv.org/wiki/Database_editing_script
> It's a bit of work to set up but it makes rescanning a doddle (except
> when the callsigns or channel names change of course)
> I've added to the script to include other channels using EIT data -
> (Radio Stations and Red Button stuff from memory)
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I took another workaround to this - which I've been happy with for months.

What I did was to setup my channels exactly as I like it (like
deleting unwanted, turning on EIT for channels I do not have xml

I then copied the table in my MySQL database, to a "channels_keep" table.
when I then re-scan for changes in my channel-setup (like provider
switching channels around), I compare the two tables, deletes unwanted
entries - and updates other settings (like XML tag, EIT etc etc).
This can be done with a few php scripts, and seems to work fine for me.
note; I compare the channels by using the channel name... It seems to
be quite persistent in my case.

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