[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #8707: EPG can fail if database contains \0

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 17:21:56 UTC 2010

On 29 July 2010 14:03, MythTV <mythtv at cvs.mythtv.org> wrote:

>  In my case, my database gets filled with '\0' when using EIT for
>  EPG.[[BR]]
>  Maybe the EIT scanner is actually the problem here?

Ideally, the listings grabber (in the case of XMLTV) or EIT processor
should check for and remove any special non-printing characters that
have no meaning in regular UTF-8/Latin-1 strings.

There's no reason why mythfilldatabase couldn't provide an extra layer
of verification/protection so that any bad characters are removed
before hitting the database when using grabbers that take advantage of


Nick Morrott

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