[mythtv-users] ,24 Combined EIT and XML channel listing source

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 20:45:39 UTC 2010

On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 11:46 AM, James Courtier-Dutton
<james.dutton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15 November 2010 19:32, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
>> On 11/15/2010 08:55, Another Sillyname wrote:
>>> I remember reading a thread a while back that mentioned that .24 was
>>> possibly going to allow you to mix both EIT and XML data for listing
>>> info on the same channel.....what was mentioned was the EIT data would
>>> be preferred for the Now/Next and today to 7/8 days out period with
>>> XML then filling that out to two weeks.
>> No.  Such behavior would do nothing but play havoc with duplicate detection
>> in the scheduler.
> But it would be very helpful for channels not covered by the XML.

You can use EIT on a channel not covered by XML fine-- what we don't
support is XML and EIT on the *same* channel, where the EIT scanner
can/will replace data that upcoming recordings are contingent on,
causing them not to record or record in odd/bizarre ways.

> Currently, EIT reading is not done on the currently tuned in channel.

To the best of my knowledge, it absolutely will, provided you have
toggled the option to do so on.

> EIT reading is only done when the DVB card is not doing anything.

See above, this is one of our two ways of parsing EIT data.


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