[mythtv-users] Any easy way to set up local HD channels via QAM?
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Fri Sep 10 15:11:18 UTC 2010
On 09/10/2010 12:18 AM, Bob wrote:
> Seth Heckard wrote:
>> If I scan for channels via myth-setup, I get about 200 channels with
>> nothing to distinguish them other than a channel number. Trying to
>> individually go through the channels in Live TV gives about 40 that
>> tune, but it's a frustrating process because the frontend crashes
>> about every other channel (I guess because most are encrypted?)
>> However, through that I found all the networks but Fox.
> My process is to use the "scan" program from linux-dvb-utils. Next, I
> have a perl script that will record 5 to 10 seconds from every channel
> and determine the encryption status using ffmpeg. After that, I use
> mplayer to determine what channel it is. Then I create a CSV file and
> run one last perl script that goes into the database and configures the
> channel names, numbers, XML ID, etc.
> I can share some of this if you are interested.
Since there is no actual 'easy' way of finding and naming channels,
these scripts sound like a great step forward. Thanks for offering to share.
There is a wiki page here:
which is now quite likely out of date. It would be great if you would
either add a description of your process (and the scripts) to that page,
or add a link to a new page which sets out your process. (Use a similar
name, or add 'revised' and a date).
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