[mythtv-users] Easiest way to edit channels

Kevin Johnson iitywygms at gmail.com
Sun Dec 12 21:28:52 UTC 2021

Hi All.

Running Ubuntu 20.01 and Mythtv 31
I have cable using a hdhr prime.  I only get the basic channels.
Setting up the guide.xmltv is not for the faint of heart.  But I got it.
Only thing is I am setup to get all the channels.  900 or more.
Going through and selecting each one individually is obviously time
So my guide is filled with data not useful to me.
I have come across some suggestions such as using a python script, chedit.pl
and other ways.
But to be honest I am not savvy enough to use the found methods effectively.
Can I use the channel-editor in mythtv WebFrontend?  I can do it while
watching tv from my couch which would be nice.  But when I tried that it
did not seem to update the channels as expected.  I deleted the channels
but they still are seen in the guide data on the frontends.  Do I need to
run mythfilldatabase afterwards?  Maybe wait a few hours?

Or should I do it directly on the backend using channel editor?  Does soing
so actually edit the xmltv file?  My backend is in the basement and I would
prefer to be able to do this from the comfort of my couch.


Thank you.
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