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MythUtil-Channel-videosource is a python script which is part of a set of related utility scripts (MythUtil-Channel-XMLTV-getLineup MythUtil-Channel-videosource MythUtil-Channel-HDHR-channelCheck MythUtil-Channel-HDHR-visibilityCheck MythUtil-Channel-visibility) that may be useful for users to maintain their channel lineup.

The definitive source location for this script is located on github, which is where one should obtain the current script.

MythUtil-Channel-videosource supports maintaining the MythTV videosources.


 MythUtil-Channel-videosource [-h] [--backend BACKEND] [--port PORT]
                              [--username USERNAME]
                              [--password PASSWORD]
                              [--videosource-name SOURCENAME | --videosource-id SOURCEID]
                              [--add | --delete | --update]
                              [--grabber GRABBER] [--config CONFIG]
                              [--use-eit USEEIT]
                              [--network-id NETWORKID]
                              [--frequency-table FREQTABLE]
                              [--grabber-userid GRABBERUSERID]
                              [--grabber-password GRABBERPASSWORD]
                              [--lineupid LINEUPID]
                              [--new-videosource-name SOURCENAMENEW]

Optional arguments:

  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
 --backend BACKEND, --host BACKEND
                       the host (backend) to access. The default is localhost.
 --port PORT           the port to connect to on on the host. The default is 6544
 --username USERNAME   the username to use for host authentication
 --password PASSWORD   the password to use for host authentication
 --videosource-name SOURCENAME
                       the video source name
 --videosource-id SOURCEID
                       the video source id
 --add                 add a video source
 --delete              delete a video source
 --update              update a video source
 --grabber GRABBER     grabber name
 --config CONFIG       grabber configuration file
 --use-eit USEEIT      use eit for guide
 --network-id NETWORKID
                       provider specific network id
 --frequency-table FREQTABLE
                       frequency table to use
 --grabber-userid GRABBERUSERID
                       userid for schedulesdirect1 (internal) grabber
 --grabber-password GRABBERPASSWORD
                       password for schedulesdirect1 (internal) grabber
 --lineupid LINEUPID   lineupid for schedulesdirect1 (internal) grabber
 --new-videosource-name SOURCENAMENEW
                       new video source name for update


Only tested with MythTV 0.28.


For the examples below, it is presumed you are running on the backend host with the default ports.

  • Scenario: You simply want to report your videosources
  • Scenerio: You want to delete videosource 2
 MythUtil-Channel-videosource --delete --videosource-id 2