[mythtv-users] adding a single channel
ylee at pobox.com
Thu Aug 14 23:11:14 UTC 2008
Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> says:
> I just realized that my cable provider has added a new HD channel to
> its lineup and schedules direct is also showing this channel. I would
> like to add this channel so I can capture it via firewire.
> I looked at the database and was going to add an entry for this
> channel manually, but have no idea of the xmltv id; plus, i figured
> I would screw something up by doing that.
Don't manually fiddle with the database. Create an entry for the new
channel in mythtv-setup. The XMLTV ID can be retrieved from Schedules
Direct (tooltip over the channel), or Zap2It (look at the URL). Look
at existing channels for help on how to fill in the blanks. Make sure
the channel is enabled on your SchedulesDirect lineup, of course.
This way, the next time mythfilldatabase runs normally, the guide data
for the new channel will be populated. (Or, just run 'mythfilldatabase
--remove-new-channels' if you can't wait.)
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