[mythtv-users] Culling my MythTV channels

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Fri Mar 19 22:57:11 UTC 2021

On 19/03/2021 22:27, Fred Hamilton wrote:
> Hi All,
> This seems like a pretty basic question, but I've been searching and trying
> things for over two hours to no avail and I'm just tired.
> My cable provider and Schedules Direct have maybe 1000 channels, but I only
> want to see a small subset, maybe 200 of them in my guide.  I essentially
> want to pretend the other 800 don't exist.
> I have enabled the 200 I want and disabled the 800 I don't in the Schedules
> Direct web interface.  However running mythfilldatabase
> --only-update-channels still leaves me with the entire lineup.
> What's the smart way to fix this without manually deleting 800 channels in
> mythtv-setup's channel editor or MythWeb's channel editor (where they would
> probably come back anyway)?
Quick answer, don't delete them, just mark them non-visible. I do this in mythweb.

Since they still exist, they won't get re-added but you won't see them again in the schedules. I 
don't even think their schedule info gets updated if they are marked invisible.


Mike Perkins

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