[mythtv-users] Missing data from DataDirect

Michael Carland mcarland at bitsgonewild.net
Mon Jul 18 20:19:08 EDT 2005

On Jul 17, 2005, at 9:07 AM, Kyle Kelly wrote:

> Michael Carland wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm having a problem with program data missing for after 9PM. It seems
>> identical to what was happening in this thread
>> (http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/70645), but that  
>> was
>> 15.1 and I'm using 18. The guide data for the major networks is there,
>> but most of the cable channels are missing their data. I haven't  
>> noticed
>> anyone else mentioning this problem recently.
>> The strange thing is that the data is there for the weekend.  
>> Currently,
>> I am missing 7/19-7/22 and 7/25-7/28.
>> I've rebuilt mythfilldatabase with two changes. I enabled the
>> --dd-grab-all option, which I just used (7/16 12:34AM local time), and
>> the missing data was filled in out to 7/26, but I still have partial
>> listings for 7/27-7/28. I also added an option --maxday, that  
>> overrides
>> that variable in the code, so that I can try bumping it down (looks  
>> like
>> 10 would be the correct value).
>> Searching in gossamer, I didn't find anyone else having this type of
>> problem since 2004. Is anyone else seeing this? Did zap2it change the
>> number of days of data that they carry?
>> Thanks,
>> -Michael
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> I'm the guy that was having the problem, so here's the fix I'm using
> successfully:
> edit the mythtv source for  
> mythtv/programs/mythfilldatabase/filldata.cpp
> For me it's line 2875, but I'm not using a current cvs version.  Do a
> search for "%d 18" (minus quotes) and replace the 18 with 21.
> Unfortunately I have to do this for every cvs update I make, but once
> done I no longer have problems.
> Sure some newly added days to the schedule have NO DATA after 9pm, but
> it updates it when there is data, so it never gets to the point that I
> have NO DATA on the current day.

Thanks, I'll give that a try.

If this works out for me, I'll see if something like this is in the  
current svn code. If it isn't, I'll make a patch that lets the 18 value  
be overridden with a command line argument and see if it gets accepted.


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