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

Clay ctmythtv at pacbell.net
Thu Jul 22 01:41:33 UTC 2010

James Orr wrote:
> 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
> before.

ah so, I never knew thats how it worked. Thanks for the info.
> There is an option in the recording rule to ignore unidentified episodes.

I don't mind seeing them.

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