[mythtv-users] MythmetadataLookup again

Karl Dietz dekarl at spaetfruehstuecken.org
Wed Nov 16 22:24:19 UTC 2011

> But i noticed in the program table there is a field called
> syndicateepisodenumber. It contains season and episode number. For
> example E1S1, episode 1, season 1, or E1S2011, episode 1, season 2011.
> Couldn't that information be used to fill out the season and episode
> fields in the recorded table for recordings? And then be used to find
> the correct episode/season in thetvdb.org <http://thetvdb.org>?

That's two completely separate concepts. Sometimes they'll share
similar or even the same content. But sometimes they are completely
different. Think of one as "what comes down from the guide" and the
other as "what refers to the correct episode on tvdb".

Some guides/stations/series refer to the seasons by a number starting
at 1, some use the year that the season started in, yet other refer to
them by a name as if it was totally different series.

At TheTVDB you'll only find seasons starting at 1 (and some that have
been entered wrong)


PS: To make matters worse the episode numbering differs by country for
many series.

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