[mythtv-users] quickly deleting untunable channels?? (hd prime w/ comcast)
monkeypet at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 23:35:59 UTC 2012
On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 8:10 AM, Joseph Fry <joe at thefrys.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM, Scott Chevalley <avalon at osguru.org>wrote:
>> On 07/03/2012 10:24 AM, Joseph Fry wrote:
>> > On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 7:40 AM, David Watkins <watkinshome at gmail.com
>> > <mailto:watkinshome at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> > On 2 July 2012 04:20, Monkey Pet <monkeypet at gmail.com
>> > <mailto:monkeypet at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> > > Hi all, I have a HD prime with comcast. I am wondering how I
>> force mythtv
>> > > to delete all the non-tunable channels. I have been doing it
>> manually after
>> > > having it retrieve the lineup from schedulesdirect. However, I
>> am wondering
>> > > if there is a much faster method to do it, since there are
>> hundreds of
>> > > channels. Also can I access the channel editor from the
>> mythfrontend? I
>> > > have been going through mythtvsetup to do my channel editing.
>> > If you already know what channels you want to delete then maybe you
>> > can use a modified version of the script on the this page?
>> > http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/UK_Channel_Assignments
>> > It doesn't necessarily save a lot the first time you use it, but it
>> > makes sorting things out following a channel rescan much easier.
>> > I simply change the "visible" flag using the MythWeb channel editor. I
>> also do
MythWeb was the fastest way. However, I found going straight to the mySQL
also really easy especially for bulk channel modifications. After speeding
a few hours, I think I have my channel lineup just right.
(backup your db first)
Here are some example mysql cmds:
select channum,callsign,name,visible from channel where callsign like
update channel set visible=0 where channum >= 400 and channum <= 420;
> > this for channels that I know I'll never watch so they don't clutter up
>> my guide
>> > and search results (seems like every show on the home shopping channels
>> > as a new series when I do a search).
>> > This body part will be downloaded on demand.
>> I'm interested in doing this as well since Verizon FIOS is going to start
>> marking some channels copy-once at the end of the month. I have 3 of the
>> Hauppauge DCR-2650, which are very similar to the HDHR Prime, and I find
>> if I
>> tune to a channel marked as anything other than copy freely the frontend
>> using freezes on a black screen. All of my frontends are using
>> moderately old
>> nvidia cards, mostly gforce 210's, although I do some testing with an old
>> D820 with some mobile nvidia chipset. Is this normal, because that will
>> looking through the channels for copy-once channels to delete rather time
> Removing the visible flag with mythweb is the fastest way to prevent
> channels from being tuned, and it has the advantage of being easily
> reversed. Removing the channel from your lineup on SchedulesDirect (if
> you use it) will prevent the guide data from being downloaded, so I often
> do both to speed up the mythfilldatabase process.
> I use QAM and had to scan for channels and link the xmlid's manually... if
> your channels were created based purely upon your schedulesdirect listings,
> then just editing the channels there may be adequate.
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