[mythtv-users] hours to edit channels?

Fa fayoeu at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 17:19:32 UTC 2011

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 4:42 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com>wrote:

> On 4/11/2011 19:00, Fa wrote:
> > 2.  Having to match the channel to the XMLTV is slow since it takes a
> > few secs to tune, with over 80 channels, it will take a few hours.
> How do you propose we improve this?  Cable lineups are going to be very

1.  I use to have TVs that would be able to display multiple Channels at the
same time by taking time slices of each channel, kinda like multiple PIP.
 Maybe display all the channels as a grid, then allow some interface to edit
the channel's attributes, this will get rid of the time for tuning to each

2.  Maybe a better search algorithm for guessing the XMLTV ids, given enough

> location specific, unique to each headend.  While it would be great to
> use the same virtual channel table cable boxes use, those are
> transmitted on a band standard digital tuners cannot access.
> We could create some collaborative service hosted on the MythTV servers,
> but that would require both that there be another MythTV user in your
> area that has already configured a lineup, and that they are reliable
> user that didn't provide bad information.  Beyond that, cable lineups
> can change on a whim, and while their own boxes will update
> automatically from that VCT we cannot access, these collaborative
> lineups would be rendered stale, bad information.
> We could have some utility in the backend that will go through and take
> a snapshot, or a few seconds of video, of each found channel, but that
> works under the assumption the channel will have something recognizable
> at all times.  In reality, you may go tens of minutes without a station
> identifier, and if you don't recognize the program they are playing,
> you're simply out of luck.
> > 3.  Why is the channel editor outside of the myth frontend?  I wish
> > you could tune and change it right in the frontend guide.
> We do have a limited channel editor accessible from within LiveTV.
> Press 'e'.

I tried this, but the menu was messed up, maybe my theme is at fault.

> > 4.  That delete button which deletes all channels on the channel
> > editor page is just a nightmare, I clicked on it and had to restore my
> > db and lost hours of work.
> Not sure what the complaint is here on this one.  For me, 'del' does
> nothing, and 'd' prompts first, confirming if I actually want to delete
> that single channel.

It was late at night and I interpreted the delete button as "delete channel
selected".  I think it was my mistake, didn't read the confirmation
carefully.  Maybe label the button as "Delete All" or "Clear All".

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