[mythtv-users] NO DATA between 9:30PM and midnight?

Steve Malenfant smalenfant at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 17:04:11 UTC 2005

I've seen this too, really annoying...  What about calling
mythfilldatabase and then erase the week after the update from the
database?  Keeping only 1 week of good data?  Would that work?


On 8/15/05, Mark J. Small <msmall at eastlink.ca> wrote:
> On August 14, 2005 02:05 am, Anatoly Ivasyuk wrote:
> > I have MythTV 0.18.1 from atrpms installed on FC3 according to Jarod's
> > guide, and I'm using Zap2It DataDirect for guide data.  Normally it gets
> > about 13 or 14 days of complete data, but starting a couple weeks ago
> > I've noticed that data on weekdays between 9:30PM and 12:00AM is showing
> > NO DATA except for shows that began before 9:30PM.
> >
> > Fortunately it updates the current recording day and one day ahead when
> > mythfilldatabase runs overnight, so the data fills in and the recording
> > schedule updates, but this problem does mean that I can't see part of
> > the evening schedule for much of the current and next week so I can't
> > schedule ahead.  Is anyone else having this problem, and is there any
> > way to fix it?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > -Anatoly
> >
> I've had this problem on and off for at least eight months.  The problem is in
> the way mythtv decides whether the data is incomplete.
> On a normal update, mythtv will grab data for today, tomorrow, and any days
> for which it does not have data, and any day which it deems to have
> incomplete data.
> There have been several attempts at improving the way that myth tries to look
> for incomplete data in the last eight months, but none have them have worked
> perfectly for me.
> If I were to build my own myth instead of using prepared packages, here are
> two things that I would do to work around this problem without causing too
> much extra load on the zap2it servers.
> (1) Fetch one less day of data.  It seems to me that when there is empty data,
> it exists after midnight GMT.  It seems that myth is trying to fetch to the
> very limits of the data that zap2it provides. If we backed off by a day, this
> problem may not happen.
> (2) On update, fetch data for today, tomorrow, ONE WEEK FROM NOW, and any
> empty or incomplete days.  This would only add a little bit of extra load to
> the zap2it servers.  Perhaps the powers that be would call it too much for
> official packages, but thats what I would do.
> Mark
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