[mythtv-users] EIT/EPG, "Not Listed" status and approximate string matching

Bill Williamson bill at bbqninja.com
Mon Oct 25 23:34:26 UTC 2010

On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 11:28 PM, Prakash Sabapathy
<prakash_sabapathy at hotmail.com> wrote:
> All,
> Apologies if this has already been covered previously.
> My combined frontend/backend (HTPC) is configured to extract EIT/EPG data
> via DVB (Melbourne, Australia). Myth generally has nine days worth of EPG
> available. Recordings are typically scheduled using EPG data (via the
> program guide) and in most instances the HTPC records shows without error.
> However in some instances the show is not recorded due a subtle change in
> EPG; e.g. title. Typically under recording is shown with the "Not Listed"
> status under "Upcoming Recordings".
> To circumvent this issue, is it possible to configure Myth to record a show
> based on EPG data known at the time when the show was to record? i.e.
> effectively disregard future changes in EIT/EPG data and therefore allow the
> recording to occur without needing user intervention in the event of a show
> becoming "Not Listed" due to subtle change in EIT/EPG data. Clearly this
> option will be in addition to the options already available: "Record Only
> This Showing", "Find and record one showing of this title" etc.
> Effectively, when the user requests for a show to be recorded with this
> option, Myth automatically creates a manual record rule or similar and
> populates it with the known EIT/EPG data with regards to title, start and
> end time etc.
> Failing that, is it possible to perform some type of fuzzy string matching
> logic to allow a recording to proceed even when changes are made to the EPG?
> e.g. revised EIT/EPG data is within 95% of previous data and therefore
> proceed with recording.
> Regards
> Prakash

What data changes?

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