[mythtv-users] QAM, MythTV, and SchedulesDirect
rob at davis-family.info
Fri Nov 30 15:27:26 UTC 2012
On , Eric Sharkey wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:04 AM, Mike Atkinson <kdx7214 at gmail.com>
>> So where do I get the XMLTV id number to begin with? I'll check
>> mythweb (once I get it working) but still not sure where to find the
>> xmltv id for each channel.
> You can get the xmltv id numbers from schedules direct. Just do a
> report for your lineup.
> Schedules Direct knows all the virtual channel numbers, call signs,
> and xmltv ids. What it doesn't (always) know is frequencies and
> program ids. You have to do that mapping manually.
> Tune 23-7 and look at it. Does it look like CNN? If so, then look
> CNN in Schedules Direct and set the xmltvid associated with CNN for
> that channel in mythtv. Repeat for all the channels you care about.
Cross index it with the qam channel list for your zipcode on
I wrote a script in my VDR days which took schedules direct data and
cross matched it to silicondust and a channel scan and made a fairly
good guess as to which channel was which. Not much help for MythTV but
I usually look at all three. Also, it's worth downloading your channel
lineup with scte52scan too and using that to cross match channels.
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