[mythtv] Please explain the usage (valid arguments) of the mythfilldatabase "--sourceid" option

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Wed Apr 16 06:51:06 UTC 2014

On 04/16/14 00:35, Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
> On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com
> <mailto:raymond at wagnerrp.com>> wrote:
>>>     development, or because they
>     were stealing guide data from the MCE feeds. For that matter, the only
>     reasons anyone anywhere should be dealing with xmltv files directly is
>     for development, or because they're using a non-compliant XMLTV grabber.
> Such black and white view of the world. 
> Either you're a dev, or you're stealing. Riiiiight 

In North America, that's basically the situation. Either you're using
EIT data and not running mythfilldatabase at all, subscribing to
Schedules Direct and letting mythfilldatabase pull everything
internally, or using mc2xml to generate xmltv files and feeding them
into mythfilldatabase manually. There is the occasional situation of
someone having a more capable antenna than Tribune has accounted for,
requiring them to use tv_cat to merge multiple lineups, but that's still
a (possibly unavoidable) case of bypassing the problem rather than
fixing it head on.

Outside of North America, XMLTV grabbers are supposed to have a common
command line format, allowing mythfilldatabase to run them internally
and automatically. If this mechanism is not working for some reason,
then it is still appropriate to find out why, rather than blindly
working around it, and that requires details.

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