[mythtv] Movie duplicate detection

Kyle Gordon kyle at lodge.glasgownet.com
Tue Jan 17 18:32:21 UTC 2006

I understand your problem, but have no idea how to fix it. Do ITV3 really need 
to put in these stupid 10 minute news breaks in every bloody film?



Tirsdag 17 jan 2006 18:19 skrev Stutty:
> How exactly should mythtv and xmltv handle movies that are split into
> parts by the broadcaster? i.e. typically in the UK the broadcaster
> will show the first 60-90 minutes of a film and then show the News
> then @ 9pm or 10pm show the final part of the film after the news.
> First problem is that the listings data usually only fills in the full
> movie details for the first part of the movie, so a rule to say record
> all 3 star movies or all Clint Eastwood films will only record the
> first half (you can imagine how annoying this is!).
> This problem I can easily overcome in xmltv (there's probably a way to
> do this in mythtv, but I don't really see this as a fault of myth so
> no point - especially if it's a UK (radio times) only issue).
> The second problem I have is how to get myth to see the two seperate
> parts of the film as different things - as far as I can tell
> mythfilldatabase creates a programid that is based on the Title alone,
> thus any twiddling of the option to match duplicates on
> subtitle/description, has absolutely no affect.
> Options as I see it are:
>  * to do add a series and episode Id into the xmltv data - not really
> what its for?
>  * always blank the programid if there is no series/episode no, even
> if it is a movie (the current exception)
>  * petition the broadcasters to stop them putting the flipping news in
> the middle of films
> Any reasons why the programid is set for movies and no other program types?
> If there aren't any I'll raise a ticket to remove the exception.
> Hmm bit of a ramble, Quite a long email to justify a one line change!
> Paul
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Kyle Gordon
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