[mythtv-users] Is SD data as current as it used to be?

Cottrell, Eric ecottrell at doble.com
Tue Sep 18 15:52:35 UTC 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Rick
> Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 11:03 AM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Is SD data as current as it used to be?
> Tom Dexter wrote:
> > On 9/16/07, Brian Foddy <bfoddy at visi.com> wrote:
> >> I'm starting to notice or believe the SD data may not be
> >> as current as it used to be.  For instance, the
> >> Sunday NFL football games don't show the team
> >> match ups anymore, just a generic description.
> > <snip>
> > 
> > I've been noticing that, while I get the team matchups 
> eventually, it 
> > seems way behind the zap2it.com site.  If I look at next 
> Sunday right 
> > now, it doesn't show matchups, and I know for sure zap2it.com has 
> > showed them since two days ago. Why wouldn't this be just 
> as current 
> > as zap2it.com for the same market?  (In my case New York 
> area OTA ATSC
> > stations)
> > 
> > My mythfilldatabase just ran an hour ago.  I'm running 0.20.2 SVN 
> > 14324.
> > 
> > Tom
> > 
> Isn't it because it grabs schedule data 14 days out when the matchups 
> may not be known.  They don't get updated again by myth until the day 
> before the game.  ie. it only updates or grabs 14 days out 
> and the next 
> day. (normally).
> Rick


The problem I had was that the schedule data 14 days out was incomplete
for some channels.  It seems that "complete" data is only out to 12
days.  I recently upgraded from 0.16 to 0.20.  I noticed it does a
better check and grabs data when the number of programs in prime time
are below a threshold.  It seems to re-grab one or two day's worth of
data everytime the new version has run.

I thought that getting updates for the next day is too short a time for
other than last minute changes.  I added options like --refresh-fourth
and --refresh-eighth to the mythfilldatabase code when I ran 0.16.

Maybe there should be a --refresh-seventh or --refresh-eighth option
added to mythfilldatabase.  This would  update with more complete data
so the user can make better scheduling decisions.  Maybe the better
checking makes it moot.  I need to do some checks after I fix other

73 Eric

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