[mythtv-users] XMLTV json sqlite setup vs. what's needed for mythhdhrrecorder?

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 12:04:17 UTC 2018

On 12/8/18 11:20 PM, William Jacoby wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 8, 2018 at 11:26 AM James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com 
> <mailto:jfabernathy at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On my production system I've been using XMLTV json sqlite for a
>     long time. I used the mythtv XMLTV wiki for that setup:
>     tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite --configure --config-file $HOME/.mythtv/SD.xmltv
>     tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite --days 0 --config-file $HOME/.mythtv/SD.xmltv
>     tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite --manage-lineups --config-file $HOME/.mythtv/SD.xmltv
>     During the 3rd step you go through each channel in the lineup for
>     my zipcode and delete the ones you don't get. That seems to make
>     mythfilldatabase work faster. It also makes my channel editing
>     faster because most of the channels are not in the list, just a
>     few stations that are on the fringe of my reception area. But most
>     of the channels I don't want are eliminated by the 3rd step.
>     When I went through Gary's PDF (Use of the HDHR Premium TV service
>     with MythTV.pdf)
>     https://drive.google.com/file/d/19wChqgPjPtt5tw7seUl-zySe-HrH6cJV/view?usp=sharing
>     I didn't see the opportunity to use tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite to
>     eliminate unwanted channels from my SD lineup. As a result my
>     mythfilldatabase run was longer and I had a lot more channels to
>     edit out using mythtv-setup.
>     I'm sure there is a way, but I'm not smart enough to figure it
>     out. (the script isn't in Fortran and there's no IBM cards.  Yes
>     I'm that old :-)
>     Jim A
> You can install dbrowswer in order to edit/view the SQLite:
> sudo apt-get install sqlitebrowser
> Then change the value for the channel to either 0 or 1 depending on 
> whether you want to disable it.
I installed the sqlitebrowser and it's a nice tool. I see in the channel 
listing that It has a remove button. I'm wondering if I should just 
highlight the channel I don't want and remove it or set the selected 
field to 0??

Jim A

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