[mythtv-users] 0.25 channel icons not being found/opened

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 14:37:36 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 10:30 AM, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 10:21 AM, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 7:11 AM, Gordon McCrae <gordon.mccrae at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The "issue" is that mythtv-setup simply puts the icon images in the
>>> ~/.mythtv/channels folder of the user running mythtv-setup (lets say root),
>>> but MythFrontend is looking for them in the StorageGroup "Channels".
>>> To fix the problem, the first thing you need to do is move the
>>> /root/.mythtv/channels folder somewhere that it's accessible by all of the
>>> frontends, I'd suggest putting it under your main MythTV folder, so
>>> something like /data/mythtv for example.
>>> You would then have a folder called /data/mythtv/channels.
>>> Now start mythtv-setup and go into option #7 "Storage Directories" and
>>> create a new one called "ChannelIcons", this is hard coded into MythFrontend
>>> as the StorageGroup to query.
>>> Add the location /data/mythtv/channels to this storage group.
>>> Now you need to go into option #6 "Channel Editor" and select each channel
>>> in turn.
>>> For each channel, you need to edit the field labelled "Icon:", which should
>>> have "/root/.mythtv/channels/blah.jpg". You need to change this so it just
>>> reads "blah.jpg". One of the side affects here is that mythtv-setup will
>>> no-longer show the icon against the channel as it doesn't seem to understand
>>> StorageGroups.
>> ok, so I actually did that after looking at the patch. I've yet to
>> really "test" it. I had previously just symlinked all the requried
>> ./mythtv/channels folders to my nfs shared location. of course I'd
>> prefer not to have to do that.
>> the ChannelIcons storage group should also be created automatically
>> with the others.
>> also,
>> update channel set icon = replace(icon,'replaceme','');
>> much easier...
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Channel_icons#Storage_Group

oops, meant to add, I tested it and as far as I can tell it does work,
so I've added it to the Wiki

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