me-tv 1.4.0.9 - importing channels not working

Bug #986982 reported by fidel
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me-tv (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

hi,

just installed me-tv from dev-ppa on a 64bit ubuntu 12.04

workflow:
- i do start me-tv-client from cli
- app gui shows up
- menu - view -channels - import - select channels.conf from /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/*
- oress button next

what happens:
- nothing. - no errors - no progress - no output in cli

what do i expect:
- start scan & importing channels

Please tell me if i can add any additional information which might be relevant.

Greetings
fidel

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Frédéric Côté (frederic-cote) wrote : Re: [Bug 986982] [NEW] 1.4.0.9 - importing channels not working

The best way to have a working channels.conf is to generate one with w-scan.

The file must be in UTF-8.

Cheers,
Fred
On Apr 22, 2012 3:55 PM, "fidel" <email address hidden> wrote:

> Public bug reported:
>
> hi,
>
> just installed me-tv from dev-ppa on a 64bit ubuntu 12.04
>
> workflow:
> - i do start me-tv-client from cli
> - app gui shows up
> - menu - view -channels - import - select channels.conf from
> /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/*
> - oress button next
>
> what happens:
> - nothing. - no errors - no progress - no output in cli
>
> what do i expect:
> - start scan & importing channels
>
>
> Please tell me if i can add any additional information which might be
> relevant.
>
>
> Greetings
> fidel
>
> ** Affects: me-tv (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Me TV
> Development, which is subscribed to me-tv in Ubuntu.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/986982
>
> Title:
> 1.4.0.9 - importing channels not working
>
> Status in “me-tv” package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> hi,
>
> just installed me-tv from dev-ppa on a 64bit ubuntu 12.04
>
> workflow:
> - i do start me-tv-client from cli
> - app gui shows up
> - menu - view -channels - import - select channels.conf from
> /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/*
> - oress button next
>
> what happens:
> - nothing. - no errors - no progress - no output in cli
>
> what do i expect:
> - start scan & importing channels
>
>
> Please tell me if i can add any additional information which might be
> relevant.
>
>
> Greetings
> fidel
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/me-tv/+bug/986982/+subscriptions
>

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote : Re: 1.4.0.9 - importing channels not working

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in me-tv (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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B Bobo (yout-bobo123) wrote :

This is a known bug in me-tv.

The documentation for me-tv should be changed to mention the above workaround for generating "channels.conf", i.e. install the "w-scan" package, and use the command "w_scan" (notice the name of the command, rather ridiculously, has an underscore, unlike the name of the package, which has a dash), and put a copy of the output in ~/.mplayer/channels.conf if you use mplayer, for example.

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fidel (el-fidel) wrote :

thanks for the feedback.

wasn't that fully working in earlier versions of me-tv?
Just wondering why it broke in the first place

B Bobo (yout-bobo123)
summary: - 1.4.0.9 - importing channels not working
+ me-tv 1.4.0.9 - importing channels not working
tags: added: me-tv
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Frédéric Côté (frederic-cote) wrote : Re: [Bug 986982] Re: me-tv 1.4.0.9 - importing channels not working

Me-tv 1.4.0 don't have a scan module. You have to generate a channels.conf
with w-scan then import it in me-tv.

Cheers,
Frederic

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 7:38 PM, B Bobo <email address hidden> wrote:

> ** Summary changed:
>
> - 1.4.0.9 - importing channels not working
> + me-tv 1.4.0.9 - importing channels not working
>
> ** Tags added: me-tv
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Me TV
> Development, which is subscribed to me-tv in Ubuntu.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/986982
>
> Title:
> me-tv 1.4.0.9 - importing channels not working
>
> Status in “me-tv” package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> hi,
>
> just installed me-tv from dev-ppa on a 64bit ubuntu 12.04
>
> workflow:
> - i do start me-tv-client from cli
> - app gui shows up
> - menu - view -channels - import - select channels.conf from
> /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/*
> - oress button next
>
> what happens:
> - nothing. - no errors - no progress - no output in cli
>
> what do i expect:
> - start scan & importing channels
>
>
> Please tell me if i can add any additional information which might be
> relevant.
>
>
> Greetings
> fidel
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/me-tv/+bug/986982/+subscriptions
>

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B Bobo (yout-bobo123) wrote :

The point is w-scan / w_scan is not mentioned in the me-tv documentation, and this is causing serious confusion for the users. It needs to be mentioned somewhere in the docs for me-tv.

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fidel (el-fidel) wrote :

since i jumped back & forth between stable builds and those via the dev ppa i am stuck with a non-working me-tv setup now anyways. I solved that for me by jumping to kaffeine which is ok as well.

apart from that:
wasnt earlier versions of me-tv able to scan and even pointed directly to existing channel-files for each country which the dev-builds havent for me? So basically i never needed to create a channel file with 1.2.x versions iirc - the current stage seems less user- friendly but i might mix things up here.

anyways - i would agree to bobo that the docs could mention w-scan as it might help other users for the future.

Best regards
fidel

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