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One of the best sources of channel icons is http://www.lyngsat-logo.com/ .  There, you can browse the available icons and choose those appropriate for your system.  However, doing so can be a lot of work (requiring many page hits and a lot of time).
 
One of the best sources of channel icons is http://www.lyngsat-logo.com/ .  There, you can browse the available icons and choose those appropriate for your system.  However, doing so can be a lot of work (requiring many page hits and a lot of time).
  
An easier approach is to use some new features in the post-0.20-SVN branch of MythTV to quickly look up the information.  And, the best part is that you can use this new feature even if you're not using SVN--there's no need to upgrade ''any'' part of your MythTV installation.
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An easier approach is to use some new features in the post-0.20-SVN trunk of MythTV to quickly look up the information.  Doing so requires the MythTV Perl bindings (which can be compiled/installed by passing the "--with-bindings=perl" argument to the MythTV configure script). It's quite likely that the script will require Perl bindings from SVN trunk.  (Can anyone verify whether 0.20-fixes Perl bindings work?)
  
First, checkout the appropriate portion of the SVN branch with:
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If you have the appropriate MythTV Perl bindings, checkout the required scripts with:
  
 
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Revision as of 08:44, 3 March 2007

One of the best sources of channel icons is http://www.lyngsat-logo.com/ . There, you can browse the available icons and choose those appropriate for your system. However, doing so can be a lot of work (requiring many page hits and a lot of time).

An easier approach is to use some new features in the post-0.20-SVN trunk of MythTV to quickly look up the information. Doing so requires the MythTV Perl bindings (which can be compiled/installed by passing the "--with-bindings=perl" argument to the MythTV configure script). It's quite likely that the script will require Perl bindings from SVN trunk. (Can anyone verify whether 0.20-fixes Perl bindings work?)

If you have the appropriate MythTV Perl bindings, checkout the required scripts with:

svn co http://svn.mythtv.org/svn/trunk/mythtv/contrib/master_iconmap

Doing so will create a directory called "master_iconmap" underneath the current directory. The master_iconmap directory contains a file called "channel_icons.pl", which can be used to retrieve channel icon information. See http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/commits/255099#255099 and "./master_iconmap/channel_icons.pl --usage" for more information.