[mythtv-users] channel scan wiped user configured channel numbers

Tim Draper veehexx at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 18:46:34 UTC 2011

i'll give them ago. thankyou! Once i look at them, see what they do and
tweak/apply them, I'll report back on how it went.

fwiw, im in the UK, and getting freesatHD from Astra.

On 18 April 2011 21:05, Simon Hobson <linux at thehobsons.co.uk> wrote:

> At 20:07 +0100 18/4/11, Tim Draper wrote:
> >i've just done a channel rescan and it's wiped my user-set channel
> numbers.
> >i doubt i can get them back so im going to have to re-set them, but
> >im wondering if there is a better way todo it so i wont have
> >re-assign channel number every time i rescan.
> >
> >the way mythtv detects the channels is in no logical order, aswell
> >as having a ton of blank or foreign channels i have no interest in
> >watching..
> Where are you, what service(s) are you using ? It makes a big difference.
> I'll copy and past from a posting I made on 6th April, in the thread
> "UK: managing Freeview and Freesat" :
> >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.
> One of these should offer you a starting point which you can edit to
> your requirements. My script was written for UK Freeview.
> If scanning a service that provides channel numbers/callsigns (like
> UK Freeview), then the channel numbers will be those used by the
> broadcaster(s) - and yes, as you say for UK Freeview they are in what
> can best be described as a non-intuitive sequence ! I have no idea
> how Myth works on a service where such data isn't available (such as
> capturing analogue output from a cable STB).
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