[mythtv-users] Manual channel insertion help please!
gemorgan99 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 02:21:31 UTC 2011
I have a pair of HVR-1600's working fine. There is no amount of automatic
channel scanning either in mythtv or out that produces workable data so I've
done a ton of manual work getting all the channel info.
w_scan produced a channel.conf file with 413 entries so I used a list of QAM
stations for my cable company from the internet to trim it down to 44. I
used a script to save an mpeg from each to further eliminate 1 channel so I
have 43 that tune. I compared the list to zap2it listings to get the
actually listing channel. Then I used the standard cable frequency tables to
calculate the frequencies and lastly used a vlookup in a spreadsheet table
to match the calculated frequencies and channels to those in the w_scan file
to complete :Modulation:VID:AID:PID. Outputing this channels.conf file into
.mplayer folder I am able to correctly tune mplayer to every channel I
Now mythtv channel scanner gives me the option to import this hard work but
then goes ahead and scans anyway for the channels and gets them all
completely wrong. So I'm trying to figure out the database scheme to
manually insert the channels. I already have two sources (Analog, and
Digital Listing). I added another one (DVB Listings) which is the same as
the Digital Listings with the plan to import my channels.conf and delete out
the channels not in the clear. What tables and fields do I need to put my
info in to get the frequencies, :Modulation:VID:AID:PID, and link them to a
listing channel? For anyone that wants it, here's my channels.conf (second
Call-Sign Channel.conf Line
Thanks for any help!
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