[mythtv-users] Browsing Program Guide is Slow in CVS
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Tue Nov 23 19:39:41 UTC 2004
James Armstrong wrote:
>>>> 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.
Do you recall the program name? Otherwise I figure a script that parses
the .url files and uses wget is in my future.
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