[mythtv-users] Confused database?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Dec 30 00:22:48 UTC 2009

On 12/29/2009 05:47 PM, Rich Wilson wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 11:10 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 12/28/2009 01:54 AM, Rich Wilson wrote:
>>> My mythbuntu system seems to be working mostly, but there
>>> is a puzzling problem with program descriptions. If I highlight
>>> a program in the program guide, or in watch recordings, the program
>>> description is frequently that of a completely different program, but
>>> I think always one on the same channel. I had this problem back in 0.21,
>>> (Open SUSE, compiled from svn -fixes) and hoped it would disappear when I
>>> started over with a new load of mythbuntu (0.22 fixes (22594)). Everything
>>> seemed fine for a while, then I saw one bad
>>> one, and then gradually more. Whatever was causing the problem must have
>>> tagged along in my database dump and restore. Running optimize_mythdb.pldoesn't seem to make any difference.
>>> Does it report if any errors are found?
>>> How can I figure out what's going on and eliminate this problem?
>>> (if it involves SQL, I'll need to find a tutorial :-)
>> Sounds like you're an XMLTV or Schedules Direct user who enabled EIT on the
>> same channels that are populated with XMLTV/SD data.
>> This is also known as, "Configuring EIT to stomp all over the correct
>> listings data."
> Thank you for the hint, Mike. I unchecked the EIT box in the backend setup,
> and I'll
> trust that this will fix the problem.
> I'm curious: It seems that either the TV stations are regularly supplying
> bogus data,
> or there is a bug in MythTV that attaches the descriptions to the wrong
> programs.
> Neither seems like a good explanation!

It may well be that Myth is doing bad things, but the configuration 
(using XMLTV or SD /and/ EIT for a single channel) is completely 
unsupported, so no code has been written to ensure it works...  See 
http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/1770 for more.


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