Talk:Internal Filenames

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More info on tuner/channel number field please.: Can we expand on this page a bit more? I am trying to backwards engineer a data base problem and it would be helpful to know the exact meaning of each digit in a mythtv recordings file name. For instance, how is the tuner/channel number created? I have four tuners and none of their numbers (as seen through the mythweb back end status page) match the numbers I see in this 4 digit field. Further, even though I have four tuners, assuming the first digit is the tuner number, I only see the numbers "1" and "2" in this position. I was expecting, maybe, "1", "2", "3" and "4". Thanks.

The channel ID is a completely arbitrary number used for indexing in the database. If added by the mythtv-setup channel scanner for an analog channel, or digital channel with a specified VC ID, it will be the source id, followed by a 3-digit padded channel number. If it is a digital channel with no ID (such as with digital cable), it falls on you to give the channel an ID. The starttime format is just as specified on the page. Remember, this is just the default naming syntax, and mythtv will use whatever file is specified in the 'basename' field in the 'recorded' table. wagnerrp 19:03, 15 November 2009 (UTC)