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sami8519
December 31st, 2010, 04:37 PM
Hi,

I am using dvb-apps and scan-s2 and I am not able to import channels into mythtv, with with the process always resulting in error. Also mythtv default scanning does not scan all the channels. What is the proper way you follow guys? Is there a specific command for searching channels compatible with mythtv? Also if someone could share with me the channels.conf for Hotbird13E and/or Eutelsat 9E, I would be grateful.:lolflag:

Thanks and Regards
Sami

williammanda
December 31st, 2010, 11:59 PM
Where are you located? What cable service are you using?

sami8519
January 1st, 2011, 03:47 AM
Where are you located? What cable service are you using?

Hi,

I am using satellite service, located in the Middle east.

Regards
Sami

microtechno
January 2nd, 2011, 06:49 AM
I wasnt able to import channels in either when setting up the back end, it wouldn’t pick up the DVB-T Transports.
I managed to get it to work by manually entering in the transports frequency and one or two of the other settings then letting it scan that.
This worked for me, although I have no idea if this well help at all for a satellite and its frequencies.

sami8519
January 2nd, 2011, 08:05 AM
yes That will work but the problem is that it would not only scan the frequency I entered but any frequency it can find along its way as well. This is will make the channel list crowded for me with unwanted channels. There is also predefined list of frequencies but they seem to be too old.

Regards
Sami

microtechno
January 2nd, 2011, 10:58 AM
Hi,

I am using dvb-apps and scan-s2 and I am not able to import channels into mythtv, with with the process always resulting in error.

Also if someone could share with me the channels.conf for Hotbird13E and/or Eutelsat 9E, I would be grateful.:lolflag:

Thanks and Regards
Sami

What error do you get and where? Could you post the error. When scanning on the back end or when you run the scan-s2? Cant see any channel.confs so far but shall keep looking.

Cheers

EDIT: Just been looking online, whats in /usr/shar/dvb/dvb-s/ can you find the information for the satelites?

sami8519
January 2nd, 2011, 03:09 PM
Hi,

The error I get is when I try to import my channels.conf by entering this file path: it says like this" error parsing 1%" I dont know what does this mean, I googled it and some people had it as well.

yup in /usr/share/dvb/dvb-s/ I see configs files for satellites and I used to them to scan channels but I can import the channels.conf generated. I also used scan-s but same result.

regards
Sami

newlinux
January 2nd, 2011, 04:26 PM
yes That will work but the problem is that it would not only scan the frequency I entered but any frequency it can find along its way as well. This is will make the channel list crowded for me with unwanted channels. There is also predefined list of frequencies but they seem to be too old.

Regards
Sami

If nothing else works but this you can delete the unwanted channels after scanning if you don't want them.

sami8519
January 2nd, 2011, 04:39 PM
sure I will keep that as a last resort. Thanks

Regards
Sami