[mythtv] New duplicate check method 'smart'

Robert Tsai mythtv at tsaiberspace.net
Fri Nov 3 23:35:13 UTC 2006

"smart" is a little ambiguous, and leaves room for change for someone
else's definition of "smart".

Why not just call it "Subtitle *or* description", to complement the
current "Subtitle *and* description"?

On Fri, Nov 03, 2006 at 10:44:34PM -0000, Martin Long wrote:
> I've created a new 'smart' duplicate check method. I normally use
> either subtitle, or description. Sometimes a series flips between
> using a subtitle, and not (particularly with the UK eit guide
> data!). 'Subtitle and description' is pretty useless for me, because
> a) if the subtitles are none existent then programs don't match b)
> if subtitles are present they can be fouled by small differences in
> the description - the whole reason for using subtitle in the first
> place.
> So, I created 'Subtitle then description (smart)'. This first checks
> the subtitles match, however, if no subtitle exists, then and only
> then will it check the description.
> I've done a little testing, and it seems to work ok, and helps to
> iron out some of the inconsistencies caused by the uk eit data.
> Anyway... see how it goes. I've attached patches for trunk, but they
> apply to 20-fixes ok.
> Mythweb patch also included, but you'll need to update your .lang
> file with a string for 'Subtitle then Description (smart)'. I
> updated the english one, but spooked the diff, so i left that out.
> http://cvs.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/2655


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