[mythtv-users] Unknown xmltv channel identifier: I103786.json.schedulesdirect.org - Skipping channel

Jack McGee jack at greendesk.net
Fri Feb 2 19:20:19 UTC 2024

I tried this:

mythuser at amethi:~$ tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite --manage-lineups
Unable to authenticate to Schedules Direct: HTTP response code was 500
Enter your username at Schedules Direct: jack at greendesk.net
Enter your password for jack at greendesk.net at Schedules Direct:
Unable to authenticate to Schedules Direct: HTTP response code was 500

Why does this fail?

username and password work to log into schedules direct.

On 2/2/24 13:05, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 2, 2024 at 6:46 PM Jack McGee <jack at greendesk.net> wrote:
>> I don't know when this started. There is nothing in program guide.   I
>> see mythfilldatabase completed successfully in mythtv frontend.  This is on
> There are three common cases (and
> none of them are considered fatal,
> just informational).
> The first is that there is a new channel
> in your location, with a new XMLTVID
> (if it is an OTA source maybe a new
> diginet, or if it is a cable source maybe
> a new channel).
> The second is that a channel has
> changed XMLTVID due to upstream
> changes (it happens more often with
> cable changes, such as a change
> for timezone sources (east to west),
> or sometimes the channel just
> changes it's sources entirely).
> The last is an artifact for (especially)
> OTA locations with translators.
> For "reasons" the upstream
> sometimes (and the sometimes
> is the annoying part) uses a
> different XMLTVID for a translator
> transmitter even though it is
> providing 100% the same schedule.
> In some cases you can rerun the
> channel setup, or ask mythfilldatabase
> to refresh your channels.
> There is also a 3rd party application
> that can try to identify the details
> and offer to (in some cases) fix
> things for you.  It is documented
> on the MythTV wiki.
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