[mythtv-users] UK: managing Freeview and Freesat

Richard Lainchbury freexe at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 09:45:29 UTC 2011

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 10:30 AM, Simon Hobson <linux at thehobsons.co.uk>wrote:

> 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:
> >Cool,
> >
> >That looks like my script from
> >(<http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8814633>
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8814633)
> >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.
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What about making it automatic so the searching isn't required in the first
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