[mythtv-users] hours to edit channels?
eric at lisaneric.org
Sun Jul 10 14:23:30 UTC 2011
On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 3:19 AM, Fa <fayoeu at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think I got a sequence that seems to work fast.
Fast is a relative term. This will still take hours. I'll add a step
to this that might help:
-1. Set your zip code on your HDHR (http://www.silicondust.com/privacy/)
hdhomerun_config <device id> set /lineup/location <country code>:<postal code>
Country codes: ISO Country Codes, e.g. Australia:AU, Canada:CA, Denmark:DK,
Great Britain:GB, New Zealand:NZ, United States:US.
This isn't strictly necessary, but it ensures that Silicon Dust has at
least one participating user in your zip code, you! This may improve
the quality of the listings on their site for your location. (Of
course, the effects of this won't be immediate.)
> 2. Here is where I like the mythweb channel editor to use mass editing.
I've never had much luck with mythweb's channel editor. There are so
many channels, and no easy way that I know of to filter the list based
on sourceid or other such criteria that the page is unwieldy. Using
it, I find myself nervous that I'm going to screw up my other sources.
Most of the time, it doesn't seem to work at all. When I click save
to save the changes, the page just reloads and everything is back to
the way it was.
> First pass: If you are lucky and got the chanid,callsign filled out
It's been my experience that generally, I'm not lucky.
> 3. 2nd pass, some only have the channum filled out. I used the
> silicondust.com channel lineup to crossref the channel say qam256 to channel
> 61-5645, they had a stationid, use that to search your schedule direct
> lineup to fill in all the other channels.
Of course, the Silicon Dust listings are often wrong or don't match up
correctly. This means the bulk of channels need to be resolved with
> 4. Last pass would be to fill in the channels by viewing them in the
> mythtvfrontend to see what is actually on. Use 'E' to bring up the minimal
> chan info editor and tag it so you can remember it next, then when you are
> done, go back to the mythweb chan editor and fill in the xmlid there, so you
> can batch edit.
If you've got the chan info editor open, why not just fill in the
xmltvid right there? When I do this, I typically launch mythfrontend
in a window (e.g. --geometry 1024x576 works well for a 1920x1080
display) and have the schedules direct and silicon dust pages open in
other windows simultaneously.
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