[mythtv-users] Recognising Freeview UK 'signed' programmes

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Fri May 8 18:47:09 UTC 2009

Nick Morrott wrote:
> On 08/05/2009, John Pilkington <J.Pilk at tesco.net> wrote:
>> The 'Programme Details' info read from the EIT data and displayed in
>>  MythTV 0.21 doesn't identify those programmes, often transmitted after
>>  midnight, that have a sign-language interpreter on screen.
>>  I'd like to know this when trying to resolve recording conflicts.  Does
>>  anyone know if the info is present, and accessible to Myth, in the EIT
>>  data?  Or via mythfilldatabase?
> My patch attached to http://cvs.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/4122 added
> support for flagging programmes as having deaf signing to MythTV, and
> this is supported by the XMLTV tv_grab_uk_rt grabber. Ticket
> http://cvs.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/4125 added some support to MythWeb
> for the same.
> If using uk_rt, using a power priority rule to raise the priority of
> programmes having signing, such as:
> program.subtitletypes LIKE '%SIGNED%'
> should help to ensure that showings of programmes that have signing
> are preferred to showings without. However, due to the delay of BBC1
> showing programmes during the Sign Zone, your system may well record
> the regular showing of a programme first.
> I am planning up submitting a patch for the custom rule editor to
> catch all signed programmes.
> I'll post an update regarding EIT support, once I have looked through
> the EIT code (thanks danielk on #mythtv). The UK-specific EIT fixup
> removes "SL" from the description, which I am guessing is abbreviated
> "Sign Language". It should therefore be possible to update the fixup
> to populate the subtitletypes field appropriately.
> Cheers,
> Nick
Thanks, Nick.  I hoped that my 'does anyone know' would raise you :-)

In fact I would prefer _not_ to watch the signed programmes - the 
interpreter is intrusive unless you need the service - but I couldn't 
reliably find the info needed to make the choice.

John P

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