What will be needed?
- Windows based machine (if you’re on Mac or Linux, you can use a free Virtual Machine ie. VirtualBox)
- FTP/SFTP client ie. FileZilla, WinSCP, Transmit or other
- Channel list for Enigma2
Step by step guide
Download a tool named E22TVH 1.5a created by guys from Wetek.
Download link : https://mega.nz/#!ZkhATajB!L1VroWnJbj0AL1vVWOEMbAw2kpmb0UDfroF4n_vEjTs
Extract and install E22TVH - don’t run it yet as we need to download the channel list first.
Download your desired Enigma2 channel list - you can easily find them on Google.
Extract the downloaded list and place it in easily reachable location ie. Desktop
Below you can find a screenshot with what files should be in downloaded archive.
NOTE: E22TVH app is a little but buggy and it likes to throw errors if you won’t do the steps fast enough.
If you’ll end up with crashed app or “Run-time error 53”, just try again
Run E22TVH app, type in your CE box IP address and change the password. Default is
Select From File on the right and point it to the directory where you extracted your Enigma2 list. Next select
lamedbfile and open it.
E22TVH will start doing it’s magic, but at the end you WILL get error
Validation not OK!and
Run-time error 53- THIS IS FINE!!!
The tool already did what it should do and we no longer need it!
- Now go to your
C:\drive and find directory called
tmpE22TVH. Inside of it you’ll find 2 directories : channel and input.
Open your FTP/SFTP app and connect to your box. Go to the
MAKE A BACKUP OF THE CONTENTS OF THE WHOLE TVHEADEND CONFIGURATION DIRECTORY in case if something goes wrong. If you will skip this step and something goes wrong - you can loose your TVH configuration.
Delete the existing channel directory on your box and upload a new one in its place.
input directory is a little bit different as inside of it, under
dvb/networks/<your-network-id>/, you’ll find a file called
configwhich keeps your network configuration. I suggest leaving this file as it is and just delete the muxes directory and uploading new muxes in its place.
The updated muxes directory is really all you need here.
Restart your CE box.
Do the Force Scan of muxes by going to TVH dashboard in the browser at
http://<your-box-ip>:9981and navigating to the
Configuration -> DVB Inputs -> Networks. Here select your network and click on the Force Scan. This will make sure that TVH knows about all new, changed or deleted muxes.
Extra Step - In Kodi go to the
Settings > PVR & Live TV configuration and in General select Clear Data. This will reload the whole channel list and groups from TVH into Kodi.
At first this guide might seem like a lot of things to do, but when you do it once or twice, you’ll see that if you know the steps - it shouldn’t take you longer than 5 minutes (besides waiting for the mux scan to finish).
Hope this helps some folks