[mythtv-users] XMLTV problems (uk)?

Thomas Boehm mythtv-users at lists.boehmi.net
Tue Oct 18 12:10:50 UTC 2011

Nick Morrott wrote:
> On 17 October 2011 22:30, Thomas Boehm <mythtv-users at lists.boehmi.net> wrote:
>> I had have problems in the past from time to time when I let
>> mythfilldatabase run around 7 or 8 am. Maybe it's a server/bandwith
>> issue when too many people try to fetch the new data in the morning.
>> Since I moved it to the evening hours I haven't noticed any problems.
> New listings data is generated daily on the Radio Times website at
> 07:45 local time.

I know that it gets updated 7 or 8ish.

> If you use the tv_grab_uk_rt grabber for listings, set your daily
> cronjob (or mythfilldatabase preferences) to run the grabber after
> 0800 to ensure you retrieve updated listings and not those generated
> on the previous day.

What are the chances that something changes in the next 12 hours? It's
more likely that a change is made in the previous 13 days. And if the
update fails then you have the same "old" data, if not even older data
if it fails more often.

But the main reason for me was, that my BE doesn't run 24/7. It wakes up
when it records or when I watch something. And it's more likely that it
will be switched on 19:00 than 8:00.

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