[mythtv-users] Inconsistent program naming in EIT guide on FreeView (UK DVB)

Mark Kendall mark.kendall at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 12:51:51 UTC 2007

On 2/27/07, junk <junk at giantblob.com> wrote:
> FWIW, I noticed, browsing through the Myth sources, that the EIT guide
> scanner scanner goes to some lengths to match duplicate programs in the
> face of inconsistent guide data - it seems to score programs based on a
> count of words in common between the two showings - but the recording
> scheduler does a dumb textural compare. (specifcially eit.cpp,
> score_match() versus ProgramInfo::IsSameProgram()). Can any of the
> developers comment on why this is done differently and whether the
> scheduler would benefit from using the same heuristic?

If you're willing to get stuck into the code, I suggest you look at
some of the recent svn commits that add support for series linking etc
on Freeview (part of the newish Freeview Playback standard).

I'm not sure if all channels have implemented it yet though - I think
Ch 4 and 5 were due to do so in 'first quarter 07'



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