[mythtv-users] Bad program categories

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Tue Jan 23 17:19:13 UTC 2007

Nick Morrott wrote:
> On 23/01/07, Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
>> I've turned EIT on for my radio channels to try and get program info:
>> Mandriva 2007, stock package (0.20), Mysql 5.0, DVB-T, UK.
>> Somehow, since I did that, I have noticed that the categories assigned
>> to some of the programs are incorrect. If one goes:
>> Manage Recordings -> Schedule -> Search Lists -> Films
>> practically every other program on channel 708 (BBC Radio 7) is flagged
>> as a film, as well as some on 704 (BBC Radio 4). I also get a few
>> oddballs on one or two of the TV channels - 21 (TMF) seems to be the
>> worst offender with half-hour episodes of cheers flagged as movies.
>> The 'pollution' of the movies list makes it difficult to find real
>> feature films. Anybody got any ideas what I might be doing wrong?
> Nothing at all. The EPG data is wrong, and has been for some time.
>> Side issue, is there any list of xmltvids for UK radio stations
>> available so I can fill them in and turn off EIT? The standard install
>> recognises radio stations in the multiplexes but the UK grabber doesn't
>> seem to have radio info.
> There is no radio data provided by the uk_rt XMLTV grabber, hence no
> XMLTV IDs. You can make your IDs up if you're grabbing the radio data
> from the EPG separately (i.e. via an external grabber program such as
> tv_grab_dvb which I used to do) or just use the EIT functionality in
> MythTV to grab the radio listings automatically (which I do now).
> Nick

Ahh crap. I thought using EIT was too easy.

Is there no way to get this info from the 'net?


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