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This is probably an I/O saturation issue.  mythfilldatabase and [[MySQL]] can cause hard disk or ATA bus saturation, causing [[Mythbackend]] to starve.  Read more about [[Troubleshooting:Mythfilldatabase_IO_bottleneck]].
 
This is probably an I/O saturation issue.  mythfilldatabase and [[MySQL]] can cause hard disk or ATA bus saturation, causing [[Mythbackend]] to starve.  Read more about [[Troubleshooting:Mythfilldatabase_IO_bottleneck]].
  
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This probably means you need to open the xmltv.xml file in a text viewer or editor and find the channel id for each channel (it should be in a section at the top of the file).  Then go into the MythTV backend channel editor.  For each channel there is an XMLTV ID field.  You will need to place the correct channel id from the XML file (the entire string between the quotation marks) into the corresponding XML ID field, then select Next and (on the next screen) Finish, and you will need to do this for each channel shown in the XML file.  If you do this correctly, the "Unknown xmltv channel identifier" errors should disappear the next time your run mythfilldatabase.  Note that you may also need to use an exclusion list (such as the mc2xml.chl file used with the mc2xml program) to avoid downloading data for channels that you do not actually receive.
 
 
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Important.png Note: The correct title of this article is mythfilldatabase. It appears incorrectly here due to technical restrictions.

mythfilldatabase fills the Myth database program table with upcoming shows.

Automatic use of mythfilldatabase

Normally mythfilldatabase is run automatically by mythbackend every 24 hours. For most people allowing mythfilldatabase to run automatically will be sufficient, however in areas with no XMLTV grabber or an unusual channel setup it may be run manually.

Manual use of mythfilldatabase

To run an extra time out of sequence (for example, because your subscription had run out, and you just renewed it), use no command line options:

     mythfilldatabase

Command line options

$ mythfilldatabase --help
mythfilldatabase version: fixes/0.25 [v0.25-100-gb5b4c48] www.mythtv.org
Misc. Options:
--dd-file                       Bypass grabber, and read SD data from file
  --lineupid                      DataDirect lineup of input xml file
  --offset                        Day offset of input xml file
  --xmlfile                       XML file to import manually
--dd-grab-all                   refresh full data using DataDirect
--file                          Bypass grabbers and define sourceid and file
  --xmlfile                       XML file to import manually
--manual                        Run interactive configuration
--no-mark-repeats               do not mark repeats
--preset                        Use channel preset values instead of numbers
-h OR --help OR --usage         Display this help printout, or give detailed
                                information of selected option.
--version                       Display version information.
--sourceid                      Operate on single source
--update                        Run non-destructive updates
--xawchannels                   Read channels from xawtvrc file
  --xawtvrcfile                   xawtvrc file to import channels from

Channel List Handling Options:
--do-channel-updates            update channels using datadirect
--do-not-filter-new-channels    don't filter ATSC channels for addition
--only-update-channels          only update channel lineup
--remove-new-channels           disable new channels on datadirect web interface

Filtering Options:
--dont-refresh-tba              don't refresh "To be announced" programs
--max-days                      force number of days to update
--refresh                       Provide a day or range of days to refresh. Can
                                be used repeatedly.

Channel Icon Handling Options:
--export-icon-map               export icon map to file
--import-icon-map               import icon map to file
--reset-icon-map                resets icon maps
--update-icon-map               updates icon map icons

Logging Options:
--loglevel                      Set the logging level.  All log messages at
                                lower levels will be discarded.
                                In descending order: emerg, alert, crit, err,
                                warning, notice, info, debug
                                defaults to info
--logpath                       Writes logging messages to a file in the
                                directory logpath with filenames in the format:
                                applicationName.date.pid.log.
                                This is typically used in combination with
                                --daemon, and if used in combination with
                                --pidfile, this can be used with log rotators,
                                using the HUP call to inform MythTV to reload
                                the file
--nodblog                       Disable database logging.
-q OR --quiet                   Don't log to the console (-q).  Don't log
                                anywhere (-q -q)
--syslog                        Set the syslog logging facility.
                                Set to "none" to disable, defaults to none.
-v OR --verbose                 Specify log filtering. Use '-v help' for level
                                info.

External XMLTV

If you are in a country where mythfilldatabase will not work the normal way you will need to use the --file flag (e.g. XMLTV does not have a grabber included, or the grabber options are not fully supported by MythTV).

Obtain xml file of tv guide

Here in Belgium, I use pytvgrab to get my tv guide and output to an xml file:

$ tv_grab_be_tvb --configure  (you only need this the first time)
$ tv_grab_be_tvb -o belgium.xml

Find out the source id of your card

This is normally '1' if you have only one input card, but it is best to check it out because I have found if I have run mythtv setup more than once it can end up being something other than 1. To check, you need to look at the database:

$ mysql -u root mythconverg
mysql> select * from cardinput\G
cardinputid
cardid
sourceid=4
etc.

Remember the source id

You can find another set of instruction on how to find the sourceid here.

Run mythfilldatabase with the --file flag

The --file argument allows to directly import XMLTV files. This is useful if you are using programs like nxtvepg to grab your EPG data.

Note that Schedules Direct members should not use the --file argument with mythfilldatabase. They should instead use --dd-file with data obtained by running tv_grab_na_dd using the --dd-data argument.

From 0.21 on:

From version 0.21 on the arguments of this command changed. The offset argument has been removed and the command changed to:

$ mythfilldatabase --file <sourceid> belgium.xml

From 0.25 on:

From version 0.25, the arguments of this command changed:

$ mythfilldatabase --file --sourceid <sourceid> --xmlfile belgium.xml


The first time you will need to use the --manual flag, but this is better explained on the XMLTV page.

Troubleshooting

mythfilldatabase causes the system to hang

This is probably an I/O saturation issue. mythfilldatabase and MySQL can cause hard disk or ATA bus saturation, causing Mythbackend to starve. Read more about Troubleshooting:Mythfilldatabase_IO_bottleneck.