The stationlist.xml file contains the configuration of channel information for capture cards with tuners. It contains a list of active channels along with their frequencies, renumbering information, and channel name. The stationlist.xml file is updated by tvtime at runtime to store settings across sessions. For this reason, you should not edit this file while tvtime is running, as your changes may be overwritten.

This file is created or updated whenever channel information is changed in tvtime. This is done when renumbering a channel, using the channel scanner, or manually activating or deactivating a specific channel from the list.

Channel settings are saved specific to norm and frequency table.

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <!DOCTYPE stationlist PUBLIC "-//tvtime//DTD stationlist 1.0//EN"
    <stationlist xmlns="">
      <list norm="NTSC" frequencies="US-Cable">
        <station ... />
        ... station list

That is, each norm/frequency combination will get its own section in the configuration file. The frequencies name is not special, you can have frequencies="foobar" and running

\h'4n'tvtime -f foobar

will do the right thing. The norm, however, must match the norm being used.

Entries in a list are in the following form:

    <station name="CNN" active="1" position="18"
             band="US Cable" channel="18"/>
    <station name="DSF" active="1" position="12"
             band="VHF E2-E12" channel="E12"/>


Each station has its own properties that should be set.


The human-readable name of the current station.


When set to 1, the channel is active. To deactivate the channel, set this value to 0.


This setting specifies the position the channel occupies on the dial. This allows users to arbitrarily map any particular channel to a particular position on the dial.



The possible bands and channels available in tvtime are:

Band [email protected] provided
US [email protected]\[en]99
US Cable [email protected]\[en]125
US [email protected], T8, T9, T10, T11, T12 T13, T14
US [email protected]\[en]83
China [email protected]\[en]68, A1\[en]A7, B1\[en]B31, C1\[en]C5
Japan [email protected]\[en]62
Japan [email protected]\[en]63
VHF [email protected]\[en]E12
VHF [email protected]\[en]S41
VHF [email protected], Y, Z, Z+1, Z+2
VHF [email protected]\[en]K10, KB\[en]KQ, H01\[en]H19
VHF [email protected]\[en]R12, SR1\[en]SR19
VHF [email protected]\[en]AS12, AS5A, AS9A
VHF [email protected]\[en]H, H1, H2
VHF [email protected]\[en]I9
VHF South [email protected]\[en]13
[email protected]\[en]U69
UHF [email protected]\[en]AU69
Australia [email protected]\[en]058

Custom channels can be included manually by specifying the frequency in megahertz:

    <station name="2" active="1" position="0"
             band="Custom" channel="55.69MHz"/>


A per-channel norm can be specified in the stationlist. This is for stations which receive both PAL and SECAM stations, such that they can choose the colour encoding format per-channel. The only valid values here are either PAL or SECAM.


Sets the name of the network for the OSD display. In NTSC regions, this is set from the XDS information in the VBI if VBI decoding is enabled.


Sets the call letters of the network for the OSD display. In NTSC regions, this is set from the XDS information in the VBI if VBI decoding is enabled.


Sets the XMLTV channel identifier to associate this channel with if tvtime cannot automatically make the association. For following channel definition in an XMLTV file:

  <channel id="">
    <display-name>TV Ontario (CICA)</display-name>
    <display-name>Canadian Independent</display-name>

An associated stationlist entry would be:

    <station name="2" active="1" position="0"
             band="Custom" channel="55.69MHz"


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