[mythtv-users] Browsing Program Guide is Slow in CVS
james at thearmstrongs.org
Tue Nov 23 18:00:27 UTC 2004
>>> I've moved over to CVS lately and it has been helpful correcting my
>>> problems. I'm currently running 0.16.20041115-1 However, there's
>>> one problem is has introduced. The program guide is very slow to
>>> browse. Everytime I hit page up or page down it takes about 10
>>> seconds to update. Once the data's on the screen, I can browse it
>>> with the arrow keys at the expected speed, until I go off the "edge"
>>> and then it takes about 3 seconds to load each new channel.
>>> It's interesting because I can flip through browse mode as quick as
>>> I can press the buttons. It only takes 4 seconds to initially open
>>> the guide with data, compared to the 10 seconds it takes for a page
>>> up or page down.
>>> Any insight into this?
>> I had this problem a few weeks ago. It would pause everytime I paged
>> down or up. I looked at the backend logs and it would try 5 times
>> with a second or so between attempts to load the channel icon if it
>> could not access it. I had lost my channel icons when I upgraded to
>> fc2 and changed drives but the database still had channel icons
>> assigned for about half my channels. Myth will pause / try 5 times to
>> load an icon even if it does not exist. I don't know why it just
>> fails the first time when it cannot open the channel icon jpg. I
>> found the icons on my Misterhouse setup and put them in the channels
>> directory in the mythtv home directory and it works great now. If
>> this is your problem you can clear out the channel icon settings in
>> your database, download the channel icons, or try to fix the code to
>> not try so many times to load the channel icon if it does not exist.
> Thanks, this sure seems to be my problem .
> /home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels is empty. And I know they were there
> before I upgraded. I re-ran
> $ mkiconmap.pl
> $ mythfilldatabase --import-icon-map iconmap.xml --update-icon-map
> That's all the docs say to do, but the directory is still empty.
> What's supposed to grab the .jpg's? Did I miss a step?
That is the same thing I tried and had the same problem of no icons
getting updated. I just happened to find another program I used that had
downloaded the icons from the same zap2it source and had the same jpg
filenames so I used them.
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