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