Originally Posted by jbailey895
Sorry if this has been asked in the past, but I'm lost. I'm trying to do QAM in MCE with HDHR. I downloaded and ran the QAMmapper, and it found a ton of channels. Where I'm lost is getting that info into MCE, and having MCE find 'em. I've followed the directions on the Silicondust forums, but get confused on the difference between a CLI and GUI, especially when doing the Cmd stuff, anyone have a simple explanation? The "dust" forum generally speaks in terms over my head when it comes to script and programming stuff, please treat me like the idiot I am,
Not sure what you mean by "getting the info into MCE" so I will cover a couple of things.
If you are not sure what each of the channels found by the Qam Mapper are, use the HDHomeRun Config (GUI) to tune to the channel and launch VLC to view it so you can identify it. I am adding the option to launch VLC and view a selected channel in the next QAM Mapper release.
If you know what the channels are, select the channel in the "Guide Channel" dropdown, then right
click the description field of the corresponding entry below. The callsign for that channel should now be in the description field.
After configuring all the channel you want and saving, there will be a file called atscprefs.xml created in your Documents\\QamMapper
directory ("Documents" = "My Documents" on pre-Vista machines). Copy this file to one of the following locations ("Show hidden files and folders" has to be enable in Windows) :
- For Vista: C:\\ProgramData\\Microsoft\\eHome\\EPG\\prefs
- For pre-Vista: "C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\Application Data\\Microsoft\\eHome\\EPG\\prefs"
After copying the file, go into the MCE settings to "Add Digital Channels" (don't remember the exact location in settings, sorry) and remove the "DELETE-DT
After these steps, you should have the channels in your guide in the 1000+ range with guide data.