mtdean at thirdcontact
May 5, 2012, 1:02 PM
Post #3 of 3
On 05/05/2012 03:45 PM, David Godfrey wrote:
> OneBob wrote:
>> Hi all
>> Thanks Thomas for the reply but the reason I don't use the grab data is
>> that at least the EIT (when it works) data is responsive to quick lineup
>> changes, so when things overrun it's clever enough to change the timings
>> (I've always been surprised at how well that works...)
>> I've since removed all my Freeview channels and done a full tune, every
>> channels back in it's normal place but still missing EIT on Film4 etc.
>> Can anyone at least give me a clue as to why this might be? It makes no
>> sense as obviously the data is arriving otherwise my other channels would
>> be void of data...
>> Any help gratefully received,
> I had the same problem with Film4 etc. What worked for me was
> Deleting the Freeview 'Video Source' and recreating it.
> Assigning the 'Input connections' to the new source.
> Deleting all the Channels and doing a new Channel Scan.
If done properly, deleting the video source will delete the channels.
Use "Delete all video sources" to clean them up.
> This got me to a state where now and next programmes were appearing
> in the guide. To get the full 7 days I had to switch off the EIT
> scanning with
> echo "update channel set useonairguide=0;" | mysql mythconverg;
> /etc/init.d/mythbackend restart
> a few hours later I switched the scanning back on and the guide
> quickly populated as normal.
Ideally, you'd use the channel editor in mythtv-setup or mythfrontend to
do this, and if you wanted a quicker way, you could just disable EIT on
each of your capture cards, or with a single checkbox, disable it on the
Since you actually wanted EIT data, though, this step didn't do
anything--except delay retrieval of that data. Likely you just needed
to wait a bit longer before the actual EIT data got in (versus just the
> Oh yes, I ran mythfilldatabase at
> probably every step.
Running mythfilldatabase is only ever required if you actually use XMLTV
or Schedules Direct for any of your listings sources. And, re-running
it is only required if you ever change your lineup/channels/video source
in such a way that you have new channels that need listings data.
> I have no idea how much of the above was necessary and I did not take
> notes so may have forgotten important steps.
> (I am running Gentoo/mythtv-0.23.1_p27077)
The steps that were most likely required/to have fixed the issue were
"Delete all video sources" followed by re-creating the video source and
re-scanning the channels.
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