[mythtv-users] mythfilldatabase not populating EPG
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Thu Jan 12 19:13:29 UTC 2012
On 11/01/12 19:05, Nick Morrott wrote:
> Another issue is that your digital channels with XMLTVIDs are not
> actually tuneable - in your pastebin all channels with a valid ID /do
> not/ have a serviceid, which means they are not tuneable in MythTV.
> Irrespective of whether you are using EIT data, digital channels need
> to be tuneable to be able to record from them.
> Ideally you should see something like this:
> callsign serviceid sourceid xmltvid
> BBC ONE 4161 2 west.bbc1.bbc.co.uk
> BBC TWO 4287 2 bbc2.bbc.co.uk
> There should only be one copy of each channel on each video source -
> you appear to have two copies, each with different callsigns. One set
> of channels has valid serviceids, the other set valid XMLTV IDs. You
> need one set of channels with both!
> How did you associate XMLTV IDs with your scanned channels and
> generate the 5 letter callsigns?
This is what happens in the UK, Nick. You do a scan for digital channels, and
the scanner builds a complete list of what you can receive - based on
over-the-air data. So far so good. But then you run mythfilldatabase, and it
*completely* ignores the entries which are already there, instead building a
complete duplicate list with the xmltvids in, plus variations on the callsign.
This is a right pain in the backside. After this nonsense, I usually select and
print out the whole table for reference, then delete the whole lot, re-scan and
enter (by hand) the correct callsigns and xmltvids in the channel entries I know
are going to receive content.
Needless to say I don't do this very often.
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