[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #3358: group top channels by name in mythweb stats

Wolfgang Nothdurft mythtv at linux-dude.de
Sat Apr 28 08:51:41 UTC 2007

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 04/26/2007 01:01 PM, MythTV wrote:
>> #3358: group top channels by name in mythweb stats
>>  If you have two different video sources that share some channels you 
>> have
>>  duplicate channels in the top channel list. I think it's better to 
>> sort by
>>  the channel name.
> The channel name is not a unique identifier for Myth.  Instead, the 
> callsign is used by MythTV to determine which channels are "equal" (i.e. 
> that they show the same programming content).  Therefore, to prevent 
> duplicates, grouping should be done by callsign.
> Those not in the US may be thinking, "But we don't use callsigns..."  In 
> fact, if you use MythTV, you do.  Unfortunately, because of the decision 
> to use the US-centric "callsign" moniker for the table column name, it 
> looks like it's US-only.
> However, the specific value of the callsign is irrelevant.  The only 
> requirement is that each channel with unique content has a unique 
> value.  Those with identical content can have identical values (so Myth 
> knows they're the same) or different (so the user can choose which 
> channel is used to record scheduled recordings--i.e. allows the user to 
> treat them as different channels).
> So, Wolfgang, by updating your patch to group by callsign and making 
> sure your callsigns are unique or not-unique as your channel names, 
> you'll get the behavior you desire, and MythWeb will get the behavior it 
> should have.  :)  (Unfortunately, you might not be able to just update 
> your callsigns to be equal to names if you've used names longer than 20 
> characters.  The callsign column is 20 characters, but the name column 
> is 64.)
> Thanks,
> Mike

Yes, you're right. That`s the better way.


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