[mythtv-users] Culling my MythTV channels

Fred Hamilton fred at yonkitime.com
Sat Mar 20 20:33:39 UTC 2021

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 3:57 PM Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk>

> On 19/03/2021 22:27, Fred Hamilton wrote:
> > ...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.

Thanks, I'll do that if it comes to that.  But I really was hoping I could
get it to only download the data for the channels I care about, in large
part because myfilldatabase is taking up to 20 minutes to run, and I'd like
to get that back down to the ~1 minute it used to take to download an
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