[mythtv-users] zap2it and qam
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue May 2 02:36:49 UTC 2006
On 05/01/2006 04:08 PM, R. G. Newbury wrote:
>Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>On 04/30/2006 10:32 PM, R. G. Newbury wrote:
>>>At the moment something is seriously wrong with the DataDirect feed, at
>>>least for Rogers Digital channels. No matter what I do, I either get 506
>>>channels or 1 channel in my digital lineup when mythfilldatabase runs. I
>>>can modify the lineup but it does not 'stick'. The plain analog-only
>>>channels is unaffected. The digital one is messed badly.
>>Daniel recently committed some code to SVN head that will automatically
>>remove channels that are not in Myth's database from DataDirect lineups
>>for digital sources. (He has since committed a patch that allows the
>>user to specify this should occur for analog sources, too.) So,
>>basically, AIUI, you should follow the instructions for QAM channel
>>scanning that Daniel posted in his commit message...
>Ah, wish I had known that yesterday! I read the dev archive but not, I
>admit, all of the commits..
That's why we (so often) say, "SVN users should read -dev and -commits". ;)
However, because most of us are (try to be?) realistic, there are far
fewer curt messages saying to read the lists when someone misses
something on -commits since it can be hard to keep track of all the
changes. So, it's not a big deal--except, of course, for you--after the
day you wasted trying to get it to work. The question is whether the
time you saved not reading all the commits makes up for the time you
spent trying to get this to work (and the frustrating part is that it
only takes about 30 seconds to read the one that's important, once you
find it). I guess balance is everything...
>That needs to be expanded and put into the wiki. It is a little sparse
>in detail. It is entirely backwards to the myth-docs. You now START with
>a scan and then that pushes back into your datadirect downloads.
Well, when you update the wiki ;), make sure you specify that it's
post-0.19 SVN head (not 0.19-fixes SVN) so that 0.19 users (and, later,
0.20 users--if Daniel changes things as he's finishing up the QAM
channel-scanning work) don't get confused.
The official docs will be updated by the time 0.20 is released (which,
BTW, should be /after/ Daniel completes the changes).
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