[mythtv-users] QAM, MythTV, and SchedulesDirect

Mike Atkinson kdx7214 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 16:41:16 UTC 2012

I think the problem I am having now is that SchedulesDirect does not
seem to have any way for me to get the darned XMLTV id number.   I've
tried searching but all I can get is the lineup - which does not tell
me the id number.  If I can find a list of those I'd be good to

If it is on the SchedulesDirect page can someone tell me how the heck
you find it?  It's certainly not obvious to me lol.

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 9:27 AM, Rob Davis <rob at davis-family.info> wrote:
> On , Eric Sharkey wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:04 AM, Mike Atkinson <kdx7214 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> So where do I get the XMLTV id number to begin with?   I'll check out
>>> 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 up
>> 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 silicondust.com
> http://www.silicondust.com/support/channels/
> 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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