[mythtv-users] Mythtv backend setup filter issue?
dlbrett at zoominternet.net
Thu Dec 5 03:33:26 UTC 2019
On 12/3/2019 8:38 PM, Don Brett wrote:
> On 12/2/2019 1:20 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 11/29/2019 09:58 PM, Don Brett wrote:
>>> I have Mythtv (V-30.0) on Ubuntu-Mate, 18.04, with one HD-PVR (cable
>>> TV) and one HD homerun Quatro (antenna). Mythtv-backend-setup
>>> channel editor shows the channel lineup for each video source.
>>> Filtering for the HD-PVR (cable TV), it looks fine. Filtering for
>>> HD homerun Quatro (antenna), it show both listings (cable TV and
>>> I can delete the cable TV channels from the antenna listings, exit
>>> and re-enter Mythtv backend setup (without starting the backend or
>>> running Mythfilldatabase) and the deleted channels stay deleted.
>>> Returning to normal use, sometime during the next day, the deleted
>>> entries come back. Is it a setup filter issue, or is something
>>> putting the channels back in? Maybe when it runs mythfilldatabase?
>> It's most likely mythfilldatabase adding all the channels in your
>> lineup since you're likely using an "external tuner" capture device
>> for which all information necessary to tune is provided by your
>> listings provider. This is done because it's assumed you only have
>> in your channel lineup those channels you can actually get (as
>> opposed to wasting bandwidth/processing effort downloading listings
>> for channels you don't get). Ideally you only select those channels
>> in your lineup that you can actually receive/that you actually want.
>> However, you can tell mythfilldatabase to ignore new channels (which
>> is especially useful after you've already removed unwanted channels
>> from your lineup but your cable company adds new ones that aren't in
>> your package). How to do so depends on which listings grabber you're
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> I did some quick tests, it looks like mythfilldatabase is adding those
> channels back in. Tomorrow, I'll verify which grabber is in use and
> try the ignore new channels solution. Are these the correct switches
> to use?
> If datadirect, use:
> mythfilldatabase --remove-new-channels
> If xmltv, use:
> mythfilldatabase --only-update-guide
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I pruned the list of obsolete channels, removed cable channels from the
antenna list, then ran "mythfilldatabase --remove-new-channels". I
think that solved it, the deleted channels stayed deleted.
The reason I started this exercise was the Upcoming Recordings list had
shows using the Antenna source, but with Cable channels. Now the list
looks good, thing are pretty well aligned (so far). Thanks for the help,
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