[mythtv-users] MythTV does not handle daylight savings properly

BP lists at qucae.com
Thu Nov 8 07:28:38 UTC 2012

Karl Dietz wrote:

> If you are using any times in your recording rules, then you are working 
> around a broken tv guide. Please consider investing all the
> time you are investing in discussing how great local time would be into
> fixing your guide feed instead.

Maybe true for some cases, but not in all.  I use Day in my rule for 
college football games.  The game can be on any of six different 
channels, the time of day always differs.  I cannot use a strict title 
match as the title contains both teams.  It also fails duplicate 
matching which is where my rule for matching Saturday comes in.  The 
games are replayed practically every day of the week and every instance 
gets recorded without the Day in the rule.

The UTC change did impact my rule as late starting games (7PM PDT) 
actually had a Sunday start UTC.  The UTC change was inconvenient for a 
few minutes, but I simply adjusted the rule.  Anyone crafting rules 
containing SQL queries should be able to figure out the time 
conversions.  A small price to pay for the added power.  Crafting power 
rules with SQL is one of the things that makes Myth such a great tool.

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