[mythtv-users] SD Channel Picked Over HD

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Wed Oct 12 17:58:17 UTC 2011

On 10/12/2011 10:48 AM, Robert McNamara wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM, Kirk Bocek<t004 at kbocek.com>  wrote:
>> Okay, maybe the error is between keyboard and chair. Not the first time.
>> As a cron job, once a day at 10:00 AM I run:
>> 0 10 * * * /usr/bin/mythfilldatabase --remove-new-channels
>> Should this instead read:
>> 0 10 * * * /usr/bin/mythfilldatabase --remove-new-channels --dd-grab-all
> You shouldn't run it as a cronjob at all-- you should allow the
> backend to spawn it, which allows Schedules Direct to communicate the
> next run time to load balance (and in turn give you better
> performance).  You can limit the window in which this occurs.  All
> those settings are in the "General" section of mythtv-setup.
> But yes, you would add those arguments to the "mythfilldatabase
> arguments" field in mythtv-setup.
> Robert

Yes, I am aware that I *should* be allowing mythbackend to be doing the 
scheduling. But this backend is running on a headless server. It's a bit 
of a chore to run mythtv-setup on this instance. I have to do it over 
VNC and it always seems sluggish.

That's why I setup mythfilldatabase as a cron job many years ago. If I 
can manage Myth through the command line or web (MySQL Admin or MythWeb) 
I do so.

What I really want to see is a better command-line interface for Myth. 
It's been talked about for a long time.

Anyway, thanks Robert and David for the pointer. Jeez, been doing it 
wrong all these years.

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