[mythtv-users] LiveTV bails out after two seconds

Leif B. Kristensen leif at solumslekt.org
Fri Jul 29 14:48:08 EDT 2005


On Friday 29 July 2005 17:21, James Fryman wrote:
> This error looks like your tuner may not have the channels setup
>
>  > 2005-07-29 16:41:00.897 Channel(/dev/v4l/video0): CheckChannel
>  > failed. Please verify channel "3" in the "setup" Channel Editor.
>
> Try populating the database with Channel Information.

I have already done that. The documentation is not entirely clear on how 
to set the channel information, but I used ptune.pl to first dump a 
list of PAL europe-west channels, and then using it to set each and 
every channel and test them with mplayer /dev/video0. I arrived at this 
list, which works well with mplayer:

SE19	NRK 1
E8	NRK 2
E10	TV 2
SE11	TV Norge
E5	TV Budstikka (ABTV)
SE15	TV 3
SE16	TV 4
E7	SVT 1
E11	SVT 2
SE8	Discovery
SE7	Cartoon Network
SE17	Star / Showtime
SE10	Info
SE14	Disney Channel
SE20	BBC World
SE13	The Voice
SE18	Eurosport
SE9	Animal Planet

This is part of what mythfilldatabase has entered into mysql:

mysql> select chanid,channum,name,xmltvid from channel order by chanid;
+--------+---------+-------------------+------------------------+
| chanid | channum | name              | xmltvid                |
+--------+---------+-------------------+------------------------+
|      1 | SE19    | NRK 1             | 1.fredag.dagbladet.no  |
|      2 | E8      | NRK 2             | 2.fredag.dagbladet.no  |
|      3 | E10     | TV 2              | 3.fredag.dagbladet.no  |
|      4 | SE11    | TVNorge           | 5.fredag.dagbladet.no  |
|      6 | SE15    | TV 3              | 4.fredag.dagbladet.no  |
|      7 | SE16    | TV 4              | 37.fredag.dagbladet.no |
|      8 | E7      | SVT 1             | 6.fredag.dagbladet.no  |
|      9 | E11     | SVT 2             | 7.fredag.dagbladet.no  |
|     10 | SE8     | Discovery Channel | 44.fredag.dagbladet.no |
|     11 | SE7     | Cartoon           | 41.fredag.dagbladet.no |
|     14 | SE14    | Disney            | 67.fredag.dagbladet.no |
|     15 | SE20    | BBC World         | 38.fredag.dagbladet.no |
|     17 | SE18    | Eurosport         | 15.fredag.dagbladet.no |
|     18 | SE9     | Animal Planet     | 10.fredag.dagbladet.no |
+--------+---------+-------------------+------------------------+
14 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Now, is there something wrong here?

> WAF was low until I got my box up as well. It'll be worth it once you
> get it going.

Nice to hear :)

I can of course get away with one shell script for each channel, like 
this:

#! /bin/bash
# BBC World

ptune.pl SE20
mplayer -fs /dev/video0

but I figure that Myth will get a better WAF rating.
-- 
Leif Biberg Kristensen
http://solumslekt.org/


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