Thursday, 7 August 2008

UK DVB Channel Numbers for MythDora 5

Mythtv, for those who don't know, is a very powerful, flexible, PVR tweakers paradise which can be run on top of an existing linux OS or from one of the customised distributions available. The new version of Mythdora, 5, has a really irritating problem: using UK freeview DVB-T it doesn't assign channel numbers as you would expect. So to the rescue is a small mysql script to do just that. The channel numbers come from the awesome DigitalSpy website, one of the best collections of information on transmitted media I have ever come across.


Script:

USE mythconverg;
UPDATE channel SET channum=1 WHERE name='BBC ONE';
UPDATE channel SET channum=2 WHERE name='BBC TWO';
UPDATE channel SET channum=3 WHERE name='ITV1';
UPDATE channel SET channum=4 WHERE name='Channel 4';
UPDATE channel SET channum=5 WHERE name='Five';
UPDATE channel SET channum=6 WHERE name='ITV2';
UPDATE channel SET channum=7 WHERE name='BBC THREE';
UPDATE channel SET channum=9 WHERE name='BBC FOUR';
UPDATE channel SET channum=10 WHERE name='ITV3';
UPDATE channel SET channum=11 WHERE name='SKY THREE';
UPDATE channel SET channum=12 WHERE name='UKTV History';
UPDATE channel SET channum=13 WHERE name='Channel 4+1';
UPDATE channel SET channum=14 WHERE name='More 4';
UPDATE channel SET channum=16 WHERE name='QVC';
UPDATE channel SET channum=18 WHERE name='The HITS';
UPDATE channel SET channum=19 WHERE name='Dave';
UPDATE channel SET channum=20 WHERE name='Virgin1';
UPDATE channel SET channum=21 WHERE name='TMF';
UPDATE channel SET channum=22 WHERE name='Ideal World';
UPDATE channel SET channum=23 WHERE name='bid tv';
UPDATE channel SET channum=24 WHERE name='price-drop tv';
UPDATE channel SET channum=28 WHERE name='ITV4';
UPDATE channel SET channum=29 WHERE name='E4';
UPDATE channel SET channum=30 WHERE name='E4+1';
UPDATE channel SET channum=31 WHERE name='ITV2 +1';
UPDATE channel SET channum=32 WHERE name='Film4';
UPDATE channel SET channum=34 WHERE name='SETANTA SPORTS';
UPDATE channel SET channum=35 WHERE name='Five US';
UPDATE channel SET channum=36 WHERE name='FIVER';
UPDATE channel SET channum=37 WHERE name='smileTV';
UPDATE channel SET channum=42 WHERE name='Nuts TV';
UPDATE channel SET channum=43 WHERE name='Gems TV';
UPDATE channel SET channum=44 WHERE name='GEMSTV1';
UPDATE channel SET channum=45 WHERE name='Lottery Xtra';
UPDATE channel SET channum=61 WHERE name='TVX / REDHOT';
UPDATE channel SET channum=70 WHERE name='CBBC Channel';
UPDATE channel SET channum=71 WHERE name='CBeebies';
UPDATE channel SET channum=75 WHERE name='CITV';
UPDATE channel SET channum=80 WHERE name='BBC NEWS';
UPDATE channel SET channum=81 WHERE name='BBC Parliament';
UPDATE channel SET channum=82 WHERE name='Sky News';
UPDATE channel SET channum=83 WHERE name='Sky Spts News';
UPDATE channel SET channum=87 WHERE name='Community';
UPDATE channel SET channum=88 WHERE name='Teachers TV';
UPDATE channel SET channum=100 WHERE name='Teletext';
UPDATE channel SET channum=101 WHERE name='Ttext Holidays';
UPDATE channel SET channum=102 WHERE name='Rabbit';
UPDATE channel SET channum=103 WHERE name='TeletextCasino';
UPDATE channel SET channum=104 WHERE name='Teletext on 4';
UPDATE channel SET channum=105 WHERE name='BBCi';
UPDATE channel SET channum=108 WHERE name='Sky Text';
UPDATE channel SET channum=300 WHERE name='4TVinteractive';
UPDATE channel SET channum=301 WHERE name='301';
UPDATE channel SET channum=302 WHERE name='302';
UPDATE channel SET channum=303 WHERE name='303';
UPDATE channel SET channum=304 WHERE name='tvtv DIGITAL';
UPDATE channel SET channum=305 WHERE name='305';
UPDATE channel SET channum=700 WHERE name='BBC Radio 1';
UPDATE channel SET channum=701 WHERE name='1Xtra BBC';
UPDATE channel SET channum=702 WHERE name='BBC Radio 2';
UPDATE channel SET channum=703 WHERE name='BBC Radio 3';
UPDATE channel SET channum=704 WHERE name='BBC Radio 4';
UPDATE channel SET channum=705 WHERE name='BBC R5 Live';
UPDATE channel SET channum=706 WHERE name='BBC 5L SportsX';
UPDATE channel SET channum=707 WHERE name='BBC 6 Music';
UPDATE channel SET channum=708 WHERE name='BBC 7';
UPDATE channel SET channum=709 WHERE name='BBC Asian Net.';
UPDATE channel SET channum=710 WHERE name='BBC World Sv.';
UPDATE channel SET channum=711 WHERE name='The Hits Radio';
UPDATE channel SET channum=712 WHERE name='Smash Hits\!';
UPDATE channel SET channum=713 WHERE name='Kiss';
UPDATE channel SET channum=714 WHERE name='heat';
UPDATE channel SET channum=715 WHERE name='Magic';
UPDATE channel SET channum=716 WHERE name='Q';
UPDATE channel SET channum=718 WHERE name='SMOOTH RADIO';
UPDATE channel SET channum=721 WHERE name='MOJO';
UPDATE channel SET channum=722 WHERE name='Kerrang\!';
UPDATE channel SET channum=723 WHERE name='talkSPORT';
UPDATE channel SET channum=724 WHERE name='Clyde 1';
UPDATE channel SET channum=725 WHERE name='Premier Radio';
UPDATE channel SET channum=727 WHERE name='Virgin Radio';
UPDATE channel SET channum=728 WHERE name='Heart';


To use it cut and paste the SQL into a text file called channel_num_fix.sql. Then run as root:

/etc/init.d/mythbackend stop
mysql -u mythtv -p < channel_num_fix.sql
/etc/init.d/mythbackend start


2 Potential warnings here: Firstly I get you to stop the backend. I am uncertain that is necessary, however on your own head be it. Also if you have channels not listed I would ensure they are not assigned to a channel number that one of the above channel's want. I don't know what would happen, perhaps nothing bad as each channel has a unique ID as well as its number.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for this. one question, from a complete newbie, ... where do I paste the channel_num_fix.sql file into???

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