[mythtv-users] Sky integration

Stefan Haflidason styrmis at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 22 10:55:10 UTC 2006


On 3/22/06, Stefan Haflidason <styrmis at googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> On 3/22/06, Dave <lists at netsalve.com> wrote:
>
> > On Tuesday 21 March 2006 23:00, Stefan Haflidason wrote:
> > How happy are those of you who record Sky programs with MythTV?
> >
> > I don't have a Sky box (but I need to install with a Sky box this
> weekend).
> > I've been looking at setting up the channels, and I am already resigned
> to
> > the fact that the configuration must be done in a rather laborious way.
> >
> > As a test, I just tried adding BBC1, BBC2 and E4, using the rt xmltv
> > grabber. E4 was skipped as the id wasn't correct, and the BBC channels
> were
> > grabbed correctly.
> >
> > mythfilldatabase ran and populated correctly as far as I can see.
> >
> > The current release of xmltv is 0.5.42 and brings with it an update to
> the
> > rt channel ids. I updated to this version, but was met with a different
> > manner (perhaps unacceptable) of configuration. In the configuration (in
> > the console, started from mythtv-setup) I was asked to say yes or no to
> > each channel the grabber new about. This is not as friendly as the
> search
> > interface of the previous versions.
> >
> > So for the moment I have downgraded. For the others who are trying to
> > record Sky, what have your solutions been? As far as I can tell all that
>
> > needs changing are the channel ids that xmltv uses.
> >
> > My questions:
> >
> > 1) How do other people cope with xmltv ids changing? Do you have any
> tips
> > for how to set up the required Sky channels , based on your experiences?
> I
> > have channel changing sorted (though untested) using a device from
> Joseph
> > Heenan, but no channels.
> >
> > 2) I think I may try and just edit the xmltv config file created in the
> > .mythtv directory directly and avoid the configuration utility. Is this
> > acceptable or does the utility do something else?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Stefan.
> >
> > P.S. I would normally just experiment, but I'm in the unfortunate
> position
> > of needing to install this system in ~1 day. There is very little to
> > configure, but the bit that's left is rather crucial so I really
> appreciate
> > your input.
> > **
>
> The attached file Antenna.xmltv contains most of the Sky Channels - hope
> it
> helps.
>
> Regards,
> Dave
>
>
>
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> Dave,
>
> Thanks for the list. I just checked the e4 id in it and it's the id which
> was skipped when grabbing channels for being incorrect.
>
> I'll have to try and find out where to get the new ids as they come out.
> I'd be happy to maintain such a list for those of us in the UK. Perhaps it
> is in the xmltv source?
>
>
>
I suppose one way is to update the relevant files (for the grabber only)
from CVS: http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/xmltv/xmltv/grab/uk_rt/

Though I would like to know where the people who update the list found there
get their information.
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