[mythtv] Re: [PATCH] category types (movie idenfication)

Ben Bucksch linux.news at bucksch.org
Fri May 30 07:20:03 EDT 2003

Any feedback on this? Could this get checked in?


    * It consolidates the movie detection in one place instead of 3
      places in MythWeb plus potentionally others in MythTV (see the
      patch for the program finder that somebody posted a while ago)
    * It is more reliable
          o it can work for any country, in different ways
          o grabbers have the option to unambiguously provide the
            information, completely removing the need for any guessing
    * It's faster - the recognition is done once per programme in a cron
      job, not everytime at when it's displayed

Ben Bucksch wrote:

> Given that this guessing doesn't work here, but my grabber provides 
> this information unambigously, I thought it would make sense to move 
> this out of MythWeb and into the grabber or filldatabase.
> With my changes, filldatabase reads out the explicit type information 
> (if existant) from the XMLTV file. To keep support for the guessing 
> for American listings, I added that to filldatabase, similar to what 
> MythWeb does right now (but a bit simpler, could easily be improved). 
> I then modified MythWeb to use that information instead of doing the 
> guessing.

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