[mythtv-users] SD Channel Picked Over HD

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Oct 12 18:03:40 UTC 2011

On 10/12/2011 01:58 PM, Kirk Bocek wrote:
> On 10/12/2011 10:48 AM, Robert McNamara wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM, Kirk Bocek  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.
> 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.

mythfilldatabase arguments is a global setting in mythtv-setup's General 
settings area--which means you can run mythtv-setup on /any/ host in the 

Or, set up the Theme Painter on the headless host to use Qt painter and 
it shouldn't be sluggish.

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

Please read the posts I linked--otherwise, adding that argument may 
cause huge problems for you.


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