[mythtv-users] channel numbering is messed up: BBC ONE was 1, is now 4173

UB40D ub40dd at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 26 17:04:04 UTC 2011

> Please don't top-post to this list.

Sorry: I hate top posting too but gmail has it as default and
sometimes catches me out. If you can tell me how to disable it I'll be

> Ordinary recording rules do not use the channel number (channum) for
> scheduling purposes, but rather the channel callsign - "BBC ONE" etc.
> As long as your newly-scanned channels have the same callsigns as your
> old channels (which they should if you're just doing a DVB-T rescan)
> your recording rules should continue to work as they did before.


> The channel number is used for display purposes in the EPG, LiveTV
> browser, and for program details.

Since you obviously know this stuff, do you also know why a full
rescan without deleting the source results in those messed up numbers?
Why would anyone want to do it?

By the way: many thanks again. Deleting and recreating the video
source did fix the original problem!

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