[mythtv-users] hours to edit channels?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Jul 10 12:47:03 UTC 2011
On 07/10/2011 03:19 AM, Fa wrote:
> I think I got a sequence that seems to work fast.
> Here it is:
> 0. In the mythtvsetup channel editor, clear your channels this reduces
> your work in case duplicates are detected.
I agree that this step is a great idea. And the best way to clear all
channels is to delete the Video Source itself.
> 1. Scan for your channels. I scanned for qam64,qam256,vsb8. However,
> most of the channels I care about came in on qam256. I am using
> comcast cable.
> 2. Here is where I like the mythweb channel editor to use mass
> editing. First pass: If you are lucky and got the chanid,callsign
> filled out, you can jump to the schedules direct xml tables to get the
> xmlid. You can quickly go quickly through most of the channels to
> fill out the XMLIDs. Have the mythweb channel editor and the
> schedules direct open on the same screen makes it easy to tab/switch
> between the two for fast editing.
> 3. 2nd pass, some only have the channum filled out. I used the
> silicondust.com <http://silicondust.com> channel lineup to crossref
> the channel say qam256 to channel 61-5645, they had a stationid, use
> that to search your schedule direct lineup to fill in all the other
> 4. Last pass would be to fill in the channels by viewing them in the
> mythtvfrontend to see what is actually on. Use 'E' to bring up the
> minimal chan info editor and tag it so you can remember it next, then
> when you are done, go back to the mythweb chan editor and fill in the
> xmlid there, so you can batch edit.
Excellent description and approach--actually so much so that it would be
wonderful on the wiki.
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