[mythtv-users] Setting up new XMLTV

stinga stinga+mythtv at wolf-rock.com
Tue Jun 29 09:42:03 UTC 2021

On 29/06/2021 17:26, Mike Perkins wrote:
> On 29/06/2021 05:25, Lloyd Chittenden wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 28, 2021, 10:22 PM Bill Meek <keemllib at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 6/28/21 11:08 PM, Lloyd Chittenden wrote:
>>>> So my schedules direct stopped working a couple weeks ago, and I've 
>>>> been
>>> struggling to get the new XMLTV working since then.  I created a new
>>>> video source for XMLTV.  The input connections are pointing to it.  
>>>> Now
>>> I'm trying to get the channels.  In the past I have used Fetch Channels
>>>> from Listing Source, but that is not working.
>>>> Lloyd
>>>    tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite --manage-lineups --config-file
>>> /home/mythtv/.mythtv/<your source name here>.xmltv
>> I used tv_grab_zz_sdjson.  I'll try the other one.
> I use tv_grab_zz_json. It works fine. I'm in the UK so "fetch 
> channels" does not apply, the same may be true for you. You may have 
> to scan for channels instead, even if you use cable. 

I used this in the UK
/usr/bin/tv_grab_zz_sdjson --output sd.xml
/usr/bin/mythfilldatabase --sourceid 3 --file --xmlfile sd.xml
/usr/bin/mythfilldatabase --sourceid 5 --file --xmlfile sd.xml

3 and 5 where freesat dvb-s and dvb-s2 channels, I was going to get a 
dvb-s2 card but never did.

Now in Oz and use
/usr/bin/tv_grab_zz_sdjson --output SD.xml
/usr/bin/mythfilldatabase --sourceid 8 --file --xmlfile SD.xml

(Historical reasons for this. I had a broken xmltv install that was 
unfixable without an upgrade, LinHes hangover. So the tv_grab_zz_sdjson 
was on another box)

I ran the following first:
/usr/bin/tv_grab_zz_sdjson --configure
and removed a whole load of channels in
I think had to edit the channels in mythtv using the web gui to assign 
channel numbes.
I had been using EIT but it is so appallingly bad in Oz I went to SD 
again when I saw it was available.


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