[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #2678: Duplicate checking of "unidentified episode"s is broken

Mark Buechler mark.buechler at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 23:25:41 UTC 2006

On 11/13/06, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 11/13/2006 03:29 PM, Stuart Auchterlonie wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 12:56:58PM -0500, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> >
> >> So, to me, it sounds like a listings error, but I don't know the
> series,
> >> so I can't say for sure.
> > For EIT data the listings are as accurate as they are going to get.
> >
> What I called a listings error in this situation--on John's system--is
> most likely coming from DataDirect.  Since I know Mark is using EIT in
> addition to DataDirect, I included a few references to EIT as I
> described John's data.  I wasn't trying to say the EIT grabbers are
> providing bad data.
> > Sounds like some (all ??) of the grabbers provide programid info
> >
> DataDirect does.  I don't know about other grabbers, though.
> > but the EIT based information definitely does not.
> Based on your response--specifically, the fact that EIT grabbers aren't
> marking episodes as generic--I think the EIT grabbers are doing the
> right thing.
> However, since I'm pretty sure Mark /is/ running mythfilldatabase in
> addition to using EIT grabbers, the generic episode thing may actually
> have an effect on him.  Since mfdb sets any program with blank
> programid, subtitle, and description as generic--whether the listings
> data were provided by mfdb or by EIT grabbers--some of his listings
> provided by EIT grabbers may, in fact, have been marked as generic.

I do have both DataDirect and EIT sources and I do use mythfilldatabase. It
probably is doing what you've pointed out.  Is it possible to have mfd NOT
do that and in your opinion do you think it would  do me any good?

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