Do a Fast TV channel scan(UK DVB) (< 20 seconds) (1 Viewer)

HappyTalk

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Initially you probably scanned the TV channels in using the "UK - All Regions" setting, this takes ages. However once done you can add your channels to the main table for your transmitter, so any future re-scans are very quick. Ideally MP would add a fast-scan button that just rescans the same freq's it found last time.

1) Run "C:\Program Files\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\Docs\SQLite Database Browser.exe" and open your tv database file found at ..\mediaportal\database\TVDatabaseV21.db3

2) Click Execute SQL table, paste this code in and click Execute Query
Code:
Select '<carrier frequency="' || frequency || '" bandwidth="' || bandwidth || '" />' from tblDVBTMapping GROUP BY frequency
3) Now open "C:\Program Files\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\TuningParameters\dvbt.xml" and go to the end of the file and paste in the values you got in 2) into the existing 'UK - Winter Hill' One & Change the name to that of your Transmitter (leave offset="167"). Here's one for Brighton :-
Code:
	<country name="UK - Whitehawk Hill (Brighton)" offset="167">
		<carrier frequency="690000" bandwidth="8" />
		<carrier frequency="706000" bandwidth="8" />
		<carrier frequency="746000" bandwidth="8" />
		<carrier frequency="770000" bandwidth="8" />
		<carrier frequency="794000" bandwidth="8" />
		<carrier frequency="834000" bandwidth="8" />
	</country>
4) Now save your edited dvbt.xml file and run Media Portal Setup, Goto Television | Capture Cards, select your TV card, hit edit, Goto autotune tab, drop down the 'Country/Region' combo box and at the bottom you should see your new entry. Select it and press the Scan button and it should rescan all your channels in under 20 seconds. Handy if new channels come on board as they often do, or you upgrade MP. Keep a copy of your edited dvbt.xml file and copy it over after you upgrade.

Please post yours (remember to click 'disable HTML in post' or it won't appear correctly) - cheers
 

Paranoid Delusion

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  • June 13, 2005
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    Always a good thing to have a backup of an edited Tuning Parameters xml file, can save a lot of time (especially with more than 1 tuner)
    I'm lucky nowadays on winter hill, so already supported thanks to Dman me thinks, could be wrong. :wink:
     

    PodgeMaster

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    February 2, 2006
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    Here are the Crystal palace ones including the HDTV test channel

    <country name="UK - Crystal Palace" offset="167">
    <carrier frequency="482000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="506000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="5220000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="530000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="538000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="554000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="556000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="578000" bandwidth="8" />
    </country>
     

    DQ

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    December 2, 2005
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    Thanks HappyTalk

    Where I am (Newcastle & Surrounding area) I use a combination of the two below

    <country name="UK - Fenham" offset="167">
    <carrier frequency="482000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="506000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="530000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="546000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="562000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="762000" bandwidth="8" />
    </country>


    <country name="UK - Pontop" offset="167">
    <carrier frequency="690000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="730000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="746000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="778000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="802000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="826000" bandwidth="8" />
    </country>


    P.S.
    I'm not sure about offsets and such but they should work!
     

    robertbfc

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    August 30, 2006
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    <country name="UK - Caradon Hill" offset="167">
    <carrier frequency="474000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="497833" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="521833" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="553833" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="578000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="690000" bandwidth="8" />
    </country>

    Caradon Hill (Westcountry/BBC South West) from Bodmin Moor covering North and East Cornwall and South and West Devon
     

    McGoober

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    <country name="UK - Tacolneston" offset="167">
    <carrier frequency="730000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="770000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="786000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="794000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="810000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="818000" bandwidth="8" />
    </country>

    Tacolneston in Norfolk.
     

    surfermc

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    Dorset
    England England
    <country name="UK - Stockland Hill" offset="167">
    <carrier frequency="482000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="506000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="530000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="546000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="562000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="578000" bandwidth="8" />
    </country>

    SW England Parts of Devon, Somerset and Dorset
     

    cheezey

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    Here's the daddy . . . .

    Code:
    	<country name="UK - Emley Moor" offset="167">
    		<carrier frequency="626000" bandwidth="8" />
    		<carrier frequency="650000" bandwidth="8" />
    		<carrier frequency="674000" bandwidth="8" />
    		<carrier frequency="698000" bandwidth="8" />
    		<carrier frequency="706000" bandwidth="8" />
    		<carrier frequency="722000" bandwidth="8" />
    		<carrier frequency="850000" bandwidth="8" />
    	</country>
    Yorkshire
     

    mPod

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    January 26, 2005
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    All listed frequency lists have been added to SVN. Thanks, guys!
     

    Doodles

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    And one more:

    <country name="UK - Hannington" offset="167">
    <carrier frequency="626000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="634000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="650000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="658000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="674000" bandwidth="8" />
    <carrier frequency="706000" bandwidth="8" />
    </country>

    Berkshire, Hampshire, etc.
     

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