[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #2051: DVB EIT update updates wrong airdate values

Stuart Auchterlonie stuarta at squashedfrog.net
Mon Aug 7 12:31:33 UTC 2006

On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 03:25:50PM +0300, Otto Kolsi wrote:
> >  Other symptoms:
> > 
> >  * EIT data contains program info with either very old or future dates
> >  (years like 1902 or 2037)
> > 
> >  * some programs get insufficient descriptions (descriptions are too short,
> >  end is missing).
> It turns out that descriptions are partial for some programs already 
> when they are sent in Finnish DVB network and this is not a MythTV bug. 
> I've verified this comparing myth EIT (from DVB-T) with one DVB-C 
> set-top box and the partial descriptions were identical for all the 
> programs that we checked.

Nothing we can do about that then...

> The last remaining issue is the EIT data with bogus dates (which is 
> briefly described in the closed ticket #2051). Should I create a fresh 
> ticket for this one? This is still occuring almost daily.

No new ticket required. It's a known issue.

> There are many places (in the eit* classes) where it would be easy to 
> add some sort of check for too old or new EIT dates.. but that's 
> probably not the way to fix this? It would be nicer if the broken EIT 
> data could be catched earlier, at the lower level.

We don't want to put in any verification in the eit classes as we
believe that would cover up the underlying problem, which we are
still trying to track the cause of...


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