[mythtv] Any plans

Bruce Markey bjm at lvcm.com
Wed Mar 31 19:07:39 EST 2004

jose rubio wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-03-31 at 14:56, Derek Atkins wrote:
>>"Adam Biskobing" <tv at badmoon.com> writes:
>>>If I remember correctly that is a little different.  Previouslyshown is data
>>>gathered from Myth, and not from XMLTV.  I could be wrong about this, if so,
>>>someone please correct me.
>>Consider yourself corrected.  This is from xmltv.
> I don't think the problem is XMLTV.  I think it is that the program info
> (in the US) does not include the information on whether the show is a
> repeat or not.

It isn't really a problem at all. The listings do contain some
sporatic information for repeats that XMLTV passes along and
myth stores in the previouslyshown field of the program table. If
you run the SQL command that "henri" had included, you should see
that there are probably 1's and 0's in your database too.

mysql> select title, previouslyshown from program;

>   If the show has been previously recorded by myth then it
> is in the DB and it won't be recorded if you tell it not to record
> repeats.

I guess it should be pointed out that the station re-brodcasting
a show that has been previously aired is a different piece of
information than a DVR tracking that it has recorded an episode
before. Personally, I don't find the information in the listings
that the show is a re-broadcast all that interesting. If I haven't
seen it before then it's new to me ;-).

> This may be different in other countries.  I noticed earlier in the
> thread that somepeople running tv_grab_na and tv_grab_au said that their
> tv data had "repeat" info.
> Is that right?

Not exactly. tv_grab_na does include repeat info that is used
to set previouslyshown. Some grabbers may not but in either case
this is not used for duplicate matching nor should it be.

--  bjm

More information about the mythtv-dev mailing list