[mythtv-users] trouble with CSPAN channels

Greg Woods greg at gregandeva.net
Wed Mar 17 13:19:16 UTC 2021

Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to this; got busy with other

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 11:05 AM Gary Buhrmaster <gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com>

> I use a 3rd party script for managing my channels,
> so I have not added channels via mythfilldatabase
> for a long time but as I recall for mythfilldatabase
> you had to use the --do-channel-updates flag

There are a few other flags now, such as "--only-update-channels" and
"--only-update-guide" . The latter is what I usually use for my daily runs,
but I had tried "--only-update-channels" without success. I didn't even
realize that "--do-channel-updates" still existed, but I tried it and it
didn't help; I still do not see channels 169 and 170 in my guide and I
cannot tune to them in LiveTV.

For now I have given up on this, as it is taking way more effort than it is
worth. Also, I was successful using one of your other suggestions. It turns
out our Roku devices do have the Xfinity streaming app, and it works, so my
wife is happy to access the CSPAN channels that way (and any other cable
channels as well), so I can go back to using MythTV just for recordings (as
long as my cable card continues to work, anyway). I guess trying to resist
the corporate masters is pretty much useless any more. Sooner or later I
won't be able to use MythTV for anything but OTA, and I will be forced to
pay for Comcast DVR or a streaming service with channels. Kind of like at
work where I fought for years to keep them from using Microsoft services
for authentication, but that battle too was eventually lost as Active
Directory was implemented and used for company services a couple of years
before I retired. One reason I was glad to go (but that is another

Thanks for all the help,
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