[mythtv-users] one show known by more than one name

Brian J. Murrell brian at interlinx.bc.ca
Thu May 13 17:51:08 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-05-13 at 13:40 -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote: 
> Title is always a factor in duplicate matching.  If a show is 
> retroactively renamed, it will break duplicate matching

As I thought.

> but in such a 
> way that you re-record episodes (so false negatives

Indeed.  Not the worst of the possibilities.

Given that at least once source of scheduling information (SD) provides
a "unique id" type of field which appears (in this case at least, so
perhaps for all intents and purposes) to be independent of cosmetic
metadata such as episode titles, subtitles and descriptions, wouldn't it
be useful to provide that as a duplicate matching option?

Or is the Program ID not as useful in this regard as I am imagining it


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