[mythtv-users] UK: managing Freeview and Freesat

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Wed Apr 6 09:30:59 UTC 2011

Daniel Carter wrote:
>What happens after a rescan, do you loose all the customisations and 
>have to run the script again?

Yes, yes.

That's the beauty of using a script - you can rescan etc, then just 
fire up the script and you have all your channels as you like them. 
You need to keep updating the script as they keep p***ing about with 
channels and channel names - but it's still easier that doing it all 
from scratch.

Richard Lainchbury wrote:

>That looks like my script from 
>good to see it is being used :)
>I have an updated version of it at home. Is there a place in the 
>wiki where I can update it?

There are several existing pages on the Wiki, so there's probably 
some scope for tidying and/or cross linking.

There's a script I wrote at http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Database_editing_script

There is a link from there to 
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/UK_Channel_Assignments which does 
something similar-but-different

And while looking for those, I came across 
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Channel_Sorting_by_Script which goes about 
things in a different way.

I think the problem is that these pages aren't necessarily easy to 
find, so someone creates a new page, and so the permutations 
multiply. IIRC I cross linked between the first two pages when I 
found the duplication to try and address this in a small way.

So I'd suggest adding your script to one of those pages if it seems 
appropriate, or add another page and cross-link them so that people 
can easily find the different suggestions.

Simon Hobson

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