[mythtv-users] tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite - Unknown xmltv channel identifier

Bill Meek keemllib at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 23:15:30 UTC 2023

On Sunday 19 February 2023 02:33:41 PM (-06:00), Ian Evans wrote:

 > New to using xmltv with Schedules Direct.
 > When I run mythfilldataase (and yes, as the mythtv user) I get about
 > 40 of these for my OTA listings:
 > 2023-02-19 15:21:31.439935 N  Unknown xmltv channel identifier:
 > I99248.json.schedulesdirect.org - Skipping channel.
 > Here's the thing I used the channel editor in mythtv-setup to enter
 > the xmltv ids from SD. I'm getting the correct guide info inserted
 > into my guide.
 > So where are these errors coming from?

Not sure my 1st reply made it to the list, but here's one way to
eliminate the message (or use the 'ignore them' method (which
I've used for months.)

...Unknown xmltv channel identifier: I125045.json.schedulesdirect.org - 
Skipping channel.

$ sqlite3 -line SchedulesDirect.DB 'SELECT * FROM channels WHERE 
   lineup = USA-OTA-90210
  station = 125045
  channum = 32.5
selected = 0
  details = {"atscMajor":32,"atscMinor":5,"stationID":"125045","uhfVhf":24}
$ sqlite3 -line SchedulesDirect.DB 'UPDATE channels SET selected=0 WHERE 

To look at multiple stations:
$ sqlite3 -line SchedulesDirect.DB 'SELECT * FROM channels WHERE station IN 


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