[mythtv-users] How do I stop mythtv 0.25 from putting bad xmlids on my channels. Change freqid?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri May 11 14:05:18 UTC 2012

On 05/11/2012 12:50 AM, Marc MERLIN wrote:
> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 12:35:12AM -0400, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>> In mythtv-setup, in the channel editor, after scanning in your channels,
>> manually set the correct XMLTV ID.  If one is already set,
>> mythfilldatabase wont try to automatically decide one on its own.
> I see, so where it is a channel for which I don't have an xmlid, I should
> put 1 instead of deleting the data.

Yes, xmltvid is just an identifier for the XMLTV (or Schedules Direct) 
channel whose listings data should be applied to this (MythTV) channel.

mythfilldatabase always tries to update xmltvid if it has unused 
channels in the Schedules Direct lineup and you have MythTV channels 
without xmltvids.  Therefore, set some value that won't ever be used by 
Schedules Direct for channels without listings data.  (This is 
especially important for people who can't remove the "extra" channels 
from their lineups because they're using the same lineup for multiple 
MythTV Video Sources.)


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