My ongoing experiences with Ubuntu, and later Mythbuntu, as a media center with MythTV. I'm also using the system for a virtual machine server, a mediawiki server and a general all around home infrastructure base.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Updating MythTV to use Schedules Direct

I needed to upgrade to MythTV 0.20.2 to use Schedules Direct. I started by following the directions in to upgrade.

Then to use Schedules Direct I following the directions at , with my annotations as sub-bullets:
  1. Go to Schedules Direct and create lineups from the identical provider with the identical set of channels as your existing labs account. [Hint: if you see channels you would like to add or delete, keep them the same for now and fix those problems after converting].
  2. Shutdown all myth processes.
    1. Exit the frontend.
    2. Execute:
      /etc/init.d/mythtv-backend stop
  3. Backup your mysql database as described in the HOWTO.
    1. Execute:
      mysqldump -u mythtv -pmythtv mythconverg -c > mythtv_backup.sql
  4. Run mythtv-setup. Select your existing video sources to change the grabber and login info, "Retrieve Lineups", select the corresponding lineup name then "Finish".
  5. Run mythfilldatabase checking the log to see that things worked correctly.
  6. Restart myth processes.
    1. I just rebooted.