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

Cottrell, Eric ecottrell at doble.com
Wed Sep 19 15:18:28 UTC 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Michael T. Dean
> Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 8:39 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Is SD data as current as it used to be?
> On 09/18/2007 11:52 AM, Cottrell, Eric wrote:
> > 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.
> >   
> Yep.  There are a /lot/ of nice new features since 0.16.  :)
> > 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 
> > problems.
> >   
> IMHO, it's not useful to refresh at a week out.  The data is 
> still very "liquid"/undetermined at that point and really 
> only settles down a day or two before air times.  I think 
> waiting to refresh only tomorrow is a good approach.
> Mike

Well my main problem was the unknown data.  I will go with doing a
--refresh-second and see how it works.  The problem is I can not sit
down everynight to check on things.  Maybe I need to get that MythWeb
feature going.  Thanks for the informed opinion.

73 Eric

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