[mythtv-users] split programs, Freeview EIT

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Sat Nov 14 21:10:32 UTC 2009

On Saturday 14 Nov 2009 20:24:56 Richard Morton wrote:
> Hi
> We're encountering an issue just recently where programs are split across an
> edition of the news. I schedule the recording that I want this programme to
> record but dont see that it is split. Myth only records the section up to
> the news. Common Freeview PVRs somehow see that the programme is split and
> record both parts (often concatenating the files) maybe the set-top boxes
> read something from the EIT meta-data?
> So I have three questions;
> 1. is this a known myth issue with EIT, or EIT in the UK, or Freeview EIT?

Are you using 'record only this showing' or 'record at any time on this channel?'. I would expect the second one to work, and I could be persuaded that what you are seeing is correct behaviour as far as the first one is concerned.

> 2. is this likely to be addressed?
> 3. does using the RadioTimes XML feed fix this


> - I have been looking to use it (how reliable is it?); 

Very. And you get *much* more detailed info than you get from the EIT, and 14 days worth of it too. Just make sure you've got a decent internet connection.

> I have been resisting just in the hope that the
> broadcasters would start to update the EIT feed in real-time; therefore
> allowing adjustments to the recording schedule due to over-runs...

I think you can set it up so that EIT data takes precedence over the XML data if the programmes are different, but don't ask me how. It was hard enough getting it to work in the first place :)

The question I would ask is
4) Why do ITV insist on splitting movies across the news? It annoys the hell out of me.


> thanks
> R
> Thanks And Regards,
> Richard Morton
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