[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 
> channels.
> 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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