[mythtv-commits] Ticket #1318: Ignore 'rerun' flag and 'original airdate' when program category == "News"

MythTV mythtv at cvs.mythtv.org
Fri Feb 17 23:19:14 UTC 2006

#1318: Ignore 'rerun' flag and 'original airdate' when program category == "News"
 Reporter:  briand       |       Owner:  xris
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new 
 Priority:  minor        |   Milestone:      
Component:  mythweb      |     Version:  0.19
 Severity:  low          |  
 I *love* how mythweb now indicates which movies, specials, program
 episodes, etc I've previously recorded (even if they no longer exist in my
 /video directory)...  but the side effect is that the local and national
 news are always shown has having been previously recorded.   This is
 because the "original airdate" in the database is populated with a value
 usually more than 4 or 5 years ago (in one case, it's dated 1953!! [ABC
 World News Tonight]), for every instance of the program.

 I would suggest that the 'rerun' flag and the 'original airdate' column in
 the program table be ignored when the 'category' == "News".   That way,
 mythweb will not indicate that I've previously recorded next week's local
 6:00pm newscast.

 It might be trickier with 'category' == "Newsmagazine" -- they are often
 also shown with the 'rerun' flag and very old 'original airdate' [CBS 60
 Minutes == '1968-09-24']...  but some newsmagazine shows -are- indeed,
 repeats... a re-televising of a specific episode, or what-have-you.

 I think my suggestion (above) will work for listings with 'category' ==
 "News" ... but not sure we can ever get accurate results with 'category'
 == "Newsmagazine".

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/1318>
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