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Manually add channels

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:15 pm
by lucasgz
Hello all,
I have an analog tuner saa-7134. Since it seems that myth can't scan channels, I'd like to add them manually.
I've got my tuner working on tvtime and got a frequency table with tvtime-scanner. I did a scan with tables from Argentina but nothing came up, so I did the full scan.
I can't find a tutorial to make a channel.conf of analog channels. Could you give me an example of it and tell me how to import it to the backend?
Best regards.

I'm running a fresh install of mythubuntu 16.04 and my analog tuner Encore ENLTV-FM3 (saa 7134).
I just want to watch tv and set record times like a VCR.

Re: Manually add channels

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:00 pm
by bill6502
Hi,

I haven't used this myself, but take a look at:

https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Channel_Ser ... dDBChannel

Note that it uses a POST. You could use curl like this:

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curl --data ATSCMajorChannel=1 \
 --data ATSCMinorChannel=2 \
 --data CallSign=XYZ \
 ... \
 yourBackend:6544/AddDBChannel
Since I've never used it, I'd suggest backing up your DB 1st. When I've done things
similar to this (e.g. with lots of parameters) I find it easier it put the command line
in a file and execute it as a script.

Re: Manually add channels

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:37 pm
by lucasgz
Hi, thanks for the support, but I've found it easier to record from VLC and adding frequencies manually to a playlist. Seems to work, at least until my country drops analog tv, then I could try again with mythtv.
Best regards