[mythtv] 4 digit channel support

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 17:18:33 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 9:12 AM, Chris Weiland <hobbiticus at gmail.com> wrote:
> Implementing the 4 digit channel change is almost trivial.  I can
> easily submit a patch for that.  However, hardcoding 4 digits for the
> channel changer will break everyone with only 3 digits, so it has to
> be a configuration option (in the capture card screen of
> mythtv-setup).  That's where my expertise runs out.  I could probably
> figure it out myself, but it would be a lot less painful if one of the
> existing devs could handle that part.

I assume you mean Myth's internal firewire channel changer?  We don't
distribute any of the contrib channel changers any more, they've all
moved to the wiki.

I'm also not sure why using four digit channels instead of three digit
channels should require a config option at all?  This is exactly the
kind of thing that has plagued the project in the past-- adding a
teensy toggle switch to the field of thousands of toggle switches
because it's easier than doing it right.  I'm wracking my brain and
can't come up with any reason myth can't pass a four digit channel
number when appropriate, and three, two, or one digits otherwise.


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