[mythtv-users] Channel Groups

Paul Harrison mythtv at mythqml.net
Tue Sep 29 11:12:33 UTC 2020

On 29/09/2020 08:29, Stephen Worthington wrote:

> On Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:33:57 +0530, you wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I would like to group channels into various categories like Movies, Music,
>> Sports etc. It seems that this information goes to table 'channelgroup' and
>> 'channelgroupnames'. I feed my EPG data using mythfilldatabase and an xmltv
>> file. Looking at the xmltvparser.cpp [1] code it is not obvious how the
>> channel group table is populated. Does anybody know how I can set the
>> channel group using xmltv?
>> Thanks
>> [1]
>> https://code.mythtv.org/trac/browser/mythtv/mythtv/programs/mythfilldatabase/xmltvparser.cpp?rev=bcbcb356dc8ceaf3579474e6772fd451eb8d8fd7
> As far as I know there is no support in MythTV for automatically
> grouping channels.  It is all done manually.  There is one channel
> group created automatically, "Favorites", grpid 1.  From the Guide you
> can add channels to the Favorites group.  I think that if you created
> another group using SQL, you would be able to add channels to that
> group also, and to select that group to be displayed in the Guide. But
> I do not know of any way for the GUI to create a new channel group.

You can create new Channel Groups in the TV Settings -> Channel Groups.

You can also select which channels belong to which Channel Group on 
there also.

Paul H.

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