[mythtv-users] Zap2It needs our help

Jarod Wilson jcw at wilsonet.com
Mon Jun 14 00:08:40 EDT 2004

On Jun 13, 2004, at 19:15, David Rees wrote:

> DacidBadada at netscape.net wrote, On 6/13/2004 6:28 PM:
>> Hi everyone - Just wanted to draw everyone's attention to this:
>> http://bb.labs.zap2it.com/viewtopic.php?t=139
>> Basically, we're killing zap2it's servers b/c everyone is downloading 
>> in the wee hours of the morning. (3:00 a.m. CDT and 8:00 a.m)
>> Pick a random minute (say now) and use the date of the month of your 
>> birthday (mod 24 if you want to be picky) for the hour.  (Credit for 
>> this idea goes to Robert on the zap2it labs forum).
>> Please update any documentation as well.
>> I figure if we're nice to them, maybe they'll stay nice to us (not 
>> charge for the service, etc)
> I posted at the zap2it forum with a script to weekly schedule 
> mythfilldatabase runs at a random time.

Just so everyone knows, you can also skip using a cron job now, and use 
Myth's built-in feature, which provides a bit of time randomization. 
You specify a time-range in between when you want your guide data 
updated, and it fetches it sometime in that range. I've switched from a 
cron job to the built-in facility, with a fetch window in mid-afternoon 
(since most of us are at work at this time).

Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
jcw at wilsonet.com

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