[vdr] UK Freeview Logical Channel Numbers

Andrew Herron totallymaxed at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 21:20:58 CET 2007

Hi Rob,

I think xmltv2vdr.pl might be a better place to start for what you are
trying to achieve... as you can point it at a TV listing web site and
extract all the EPG data for the channels listed apparently based on my
reading of threads on this list that is!


On 2/14/07, Rob Davis <rob.davis at libero.it> wrote:
> Tony Houghton wrote:
> > In <200702141528.27259.laz at club-burniston.co.uk>, Laz wrote:
> >
> >> On Wednesday 14 February 2007 15:24, Andrew Herron wrote:
> >>> Does anyone know if the Logical Channel Numbers that are used in the
> UK
> >>> on Freeview DVB-T transmissions are currently handled by VDR in
> anyway?
> >> I'm pretty sure that they're currently ignored. I tend to hand edit my
> >> channels.conf every now and then to make sure channels are in the
> corerct
> >> order with their correct numbers.
> >>
> >> The scan utility can output a vdr-format channels.conf with the channel
> >> numbers included, too.
> >
> > I've had trouble in the past with VDR disagreeing with the format used
> > by the output of scan so I've written a script which compares VDR's
> > channels.conf with the output of scan with Freeview numbering and
> > outputs a new file with VDR's channel data but resorted and with the
> > Freeview numbering added.
> >
> > It uses some file locations etc which are specific to Debian and my
> > local transmitter, but it can easily be altered by changing the
> > upper-case variables near the top of the script.
> I like the idea of this, but I am wondering how we could adapt it to
> create channel lists for other networks.
> As an idea what about parsing a webpage from lyngsat for Sky UK channel
> numbers and ordering the channels in that way, or Sky Italia, TPS etc.
> Or even all of them, but having a 1 in front.. so channel 1101 Would be
> BBC 1, but 2101 Rai Uno etc..
> Or is this a silly idea..?
> I will look over the script a bit later.. :-)
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