[mythtv-users] icons

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 13:12:49 UTC 2021

On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 at 11:58, James Linder <jam at tigger.ws> wrote:

> > On 13 Jan 2021, at 7:33 pm, Stuart Auchterlonie <
> stuarta at squashedfrog.net> wrote:
> >
> > On 13/01/2021 10:08, Vincent McIntyre wrote:
> >> On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 09:23:24AM +0000, Stuart Auchterlonie wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Probably there are no icons for your channels on our
> >>> source (lyngsat). Have a look there and see if they
> >>> are or not.
> >>>
> >>> AU icon data used to come from the sheppard grabber
> >>> iir0c....
> >>>
> >>> I also have a todo item to add support for the picons
> >>> data source for icons.
> >> lyngsat now prevent downloading of icons, as I understand it.
> >> The shepherd list had a discussion of this early last year I think.
> >
> > They definitely did for a while, but the last time i'd checked
> > it was back again.
> >
> > What isn't clear from the original post, by "doesn't work"
> > is it meant that no results are returned from the icon search
> > service?
> >>
> I hate it when people say 'something is wrong and it does not work. Please
> help' So utter apologies for doing likewise.
> I mean I did an icon download, some icons were downloaded (I can tell by
> date stamp) but when the process completes no visual indication changes.
> I posted a list of .mythtv/channels that show the icons are present.
> I posted a db dump showing icons allocated to a chanid.
> mythweb, mythtv server and mythtv-setup->channel edit do not show icon
> (but do show chan number and description ie
> +-----+
> |  2  |
> |(ABC)|
> +-----+
> Since I once did exactly this and it did work, what do I now beed to do to
> display icons.
> Thanks
> James
> _______________________________________________
I've been futzing around with icons recently in the UK.

Fedora 32 and  MythTV 32 compiled from source.

I've found that, contrary to what I've read, I've had most success
displaying icons by putting them into /etc/mythtv/channels.

I discovered this by searching the harddisk for icon files and finding some
in there from one of the many attempts I made to download some.  I've since
added some by hand and, provided there are database entries for them they
appear in the local frontend, mythweb and WebFrontend.  One problem seems
to be that those three expect different shapes and sizes of the icon.

I found this command helpful:


 Which tells you if a frontend can find an icon.  For the webpages you also
have to clear the cache to pick up any changes.

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