[mythtv-users] Guidance for phase 9

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Thu Aug 15 23:35:51 UTC 2019

On 8/15/19, Tom Dexter <digitalaudiorock at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/15/19, Tom Dexter <digitalaudiorock at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 8/15/19, Douglas Paul <doug at bogon.ca> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 02:52:39PM -0400, Tom Dexter wrote:
>>>> Note that the validation that script does against the frequencies (see
>>>> the get_us_atsc_frequencies function) was originally based on a file
>>>> on my backend at the path
>>>> /usr/share/dvb/atsc/us-ATSC-center-frequencies-8VSB.
>>>> I'm a bit at my wits end on that however, as I no longer have that
>>>> file. I'm running Gentoo, and I *think* that file was part of the
>>>> media-tv/linuxtv-dvb-apps package...at least I think so. That got
>>>> upgraded in March too...possibly the new version doesn't have that(?).
>>>> Wow does that throw me off. Does anyone have any idea what usually
>>>> provides that file?
>>> I used that file frequently before too ... and on my Gentoo systems it
>>> is gone now as well.
>>> There is a note in a README for scan-dvb of the new place to get those
>>> files:
>>> git clone http://linuxtv.org/git/dtv-scan-tables.git
>>> Looks like the format of the file has changed somewhat to what used to
>>> be there.
>>> Looks like this change was committed in dvb-apps in Dec 2013 ... so it's
>>> been a while :) Not sure when the newer version went stable in Gentoo.
>>> --
>>> Douglas Paul
>> Ahhh...yea, that explains it. It appears that in March they went
>> stable from media-tv/linuxtv-dvb-apps- to
>> media-tv/linuxtv-dvb-apps- which includes that 2013
>> change. Thanks!
>> Tom
> Wow. You weren't kidding about the format changing. Among other things
> they completely removed the associated UHF and VHF channel
> numbers...which was mostly what I used it for. Glad I still have that
> data in my script.
> Tom
Now that I look more carefully...in the order those channels are in
you'd actually just need to number them sequentially starting at 2 to
get those VHF and UHF channels.


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