[linux-dvb] me-tv doesn't accept its own channel file

Jonathan Coles jcoles0727 at rogers.com
Mon Sep 22 12:22:34 CEST 2008

Steven Toth wrote:
> Jonathan Coles wrote:
>> me-tv scans ATSC channels on my HVR-950Q and creates a channels.conf 
>> file. The file has channel entries, even though the Channel Scan 
>> window reports nothing but "Failed to tune" messages. But me-tv 
>> cannot use its own file. It complains, "There's an invalid channel 
>> record in the channels.conf file." Oh, come on! Was this application 
>> tested even once?
>> My file contains the following:
>> CKXTDT:509028615:8VSB:65:67:2
>> CKXT:509028615:8VSB:81:83:3
>> HDTV RADIO-CANADA OTTAWA:521028615:8VSB:49:52:11
>> HDTV CBC OTTAWA:539028615:8VSB:49:52:10
>> (I live in Canada. Our TV stations have until 2011 to go digital and 
>> they are moving slowly.)
>> A possible problem is the strange 2-byte character following "CKXTDT" 
>> in the first line, hex 0810. Removing this line did not make the file 
>> acceptable to me-tv.
>> Does anyone have experience with this glitch?
> Looks like you have a weird control char on the first line.
> Try removing this.
> Also use 'azap -r CKTX' to see if you get lock.
> - Steve
This is a me-tv problem. Using the same channels file, I can watch TV 
using gxine. azap returns
"video pid 0x0051, audio pid 0x0053" and then repeats the line

status 1f | signal 0078 | snr 0073 | ber 000000ff | unc 000000ff | 

Thanks for your help.

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