[mythtv-users] Duplicate recordings because of bad SD data?

James Orr james.orr7 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 18:57:47 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 2:19 PM, Clay <ctmythtv at pacbell.net> wrote:

> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>  On 07/21/2010 01:01 PM, MarcT wrote:
>>> I just noticed another duplicate of the same show in upcoming recordings.
>>> On Tuesday, July 27th, is Warehouse 13: Age Before Beauty, I see a
>>> description, an episode number and a program id, On Monday, August 2nd, I
>>> am
>>> told I will be recording it again but not properly identified as a
>>> duplicate. On the 2nd there is a different description, actually no
>>> description, no episode number, and the program id is 2 numbers off from
>>> the
>>> first recording.
>> Could these be 2-hr episodes broken into 1-hr parts (as those would
>> legitimately be different programids, but could have identical subtitle and
>> description)?  Or, perhaps they're some kind of extended or enhanced
>> episode?  Or, perhaps the data will be updated when you re-download the
>> listings for July 27th.  Though you shouldn't do this regularly, you can
>> try:
>> mythfilldatabase --refresh-all
>> to see if it's just because the data has been updated since you downloaded
>> it a week ago.
> fwiw, I see series (repeats mostly) going out two weeks that look like
> they're going to record. A day or two before they would record, they drop
> off the list. Evidently some eleventh hour updating going on.
> Those are likely "unidentied episodes", mostly these are reruns but the
network hasn't necessarily set exactly which one it will air two weeks out.
MythTV only updates any new data and tomorrows listings and nothing in
between so those unidentified episodes don't get updated until the day

There is an option in the recording rule to ignore unidentified episodes.
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