[mythtv-users] mythfilldatabase won't add HD channels from new lineup?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Sep 27 09:02:13 UTC 2007
On 09/27/2007 01:21 AM, Daniel Arfsten wrote:
> Also, this is the output of mythfilldatabase after I added a new
> lineup of digital HD channels I can get thru the firewire port.
> 2007-09-27 00:15:54.495 DataDirect: Your subscription expires on 06/21/2008
> 10:16:48 PM
> 2007-09-27 00:16:02.718 Grab complete. Actual data from Thu Sep 27 05:00:00
> 2007 to Fri Sep 28 05:00:00 2007 (UTC)
> 2007-09-27 00:16:02.718 Main temp tables populated.
> 2007-09-27 00:16:02.718 Updating myth channels.
> 2007-09-27 00:16:02.722 DataDirect: Not adding channel 'WMVTDT (WMVT-DT)'
> 2007-09-27 00:16:02.722 DataDirect: Not adding channel 'WTMJDT (WTMJ-DT)'
> 2007-09-27 00:16:02.723 DataDirect: Not adding channel 'WDJTDT (WDJT-DT)'
> 2007-09-27 00:16:02.723 DataDirect: Not adding channel 'WITIDT (WITI-DT)'
> 2007-09-27 00:16:02.724 DataDirect: Not adding channel 'WISNDT (WISN-DT)'
> 2007-09-27 00:16:02.724 DataDirect: Not adding channel 'WCGVDT (WCGV-DT)'
> 2007-09-27 00:16:02.724 DataDirect: Not adding channel 'WVTVDT (WVTV-DT)'
> 2007-09-27 00:16:02.725 Updating icons for sourceid: 2
> 2007-09-27 00:16:02.725 Channels updated.
> 2007-09-27 00:16:02.732 Did not find any new program data.
> Why is it not adding them may I ask?
Channels are not added to digital sources automatically because chances
are there are they won't work. (I.e. for "scannable" sources
(non-firewire digital sources), you need to do a channel scan for them
to work. For firewire sources, chances are there are many channels that
are encrypted or unavailable through firewire. If mfdb automatically
added them, you'd be recording a lot of nothing when Myth thinks a
channel works but it doesn't.)
So, to set up new channels with a non-scannable digital source
(firewire), you have to tell mfdb to add the new channels. See the
mythfilldatabase --help output (and look at, especially,
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