[mythtv-users] Scheduling bug? Two episodes at same time

Len Reed crunchyfrog at charter.net
Wed Jun 23 01:18:59 UTC 2010

On 06/22/2010 09:01 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 06/22/2010 08:56 PM, Len Reed wrote:
>> I'm trying to record two World Cup games at once. The local Spanish
>> station is showing both games in their over the air broadcast.
>> One is in true HighDef on 34_1; the other is in digital 480i on 34_2.
>> Myth isn't letting me schedule both. The 34_2 games come up 'O' in
>> upcoming recordings. Drilling down gives "This showing will not be
>> recorded because this episode will be recorded on a different channel
>> in this time slot."
>> Consider this morning at 09:30 (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time). 34_1
>> had subtitle 'Fasa de Grupos: México vs. Uraguay' and 34_2 had
>> 'Fase de Grupos: Francia vs. Sudáfrica'. Both had title "2010 FIFA
>> World Cup Soccer" (in English!). The verbose Spanish descriptions
>> were accurate and different.
>> The program ids are identical, of course, and the database has
>> no episode number for either.
>> Normally I can record 34_1 and 34_2 simultaneously using my single-
>> tuner HDHOMERUN. (They're multiplexed in the same frequency.)
>> I doubt this has anything to do with the capture device, though.
>> I tried faking it out by changing the title of one game (using
>> 'mysql'), and upcoming recordings said it would record both games.
>> (I had to turn of EIT and daily schedule refresh.) When it came time
>> to record, though, it failed utterly and nothing recorded. I can't
>> recall the exact message, but it was something about "no listing for
>> this program." I'm not terribly good with databases, so I'm not sure
>> what I've missed in my attempted work-around.
>> This sounds like a bug to me, wherein the scheduler "thinks" there
>> are two identical programs at once (same program id and title, no
>> epidode number) but they are in fact different in subtitle and
>> description.
> No, they are identical. The programid is the definitive indicator of
> which episode is showing. If both programs have a programid and those
> programids match, it is /definitely/ the same episode.

I'm sorry. It was the seriesid (as expected) that was identical: 
EP01232935. The programid is definitely different:
Mexico is EP012329350003
France is EP012329350044

>> Is this a bug? Anyone have an idea at how to work around this?
>> (It becomes moot after Friday, of course, at least with respect
>> to simultaneous World Cup matches.)
> You need to use either a rule that has duplicate matching disabled or a
> one-time override rule for each showing that specifies no duplicate
> matching.

I should have mentioned that I tried turning off all duplicate matching. 
That had no effect.


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