[mythtv-users] Ticket #11100: tv meta data fails for shows with duplicate titles

Brian J. Murrell brian at interlinx.bc.ca
Wed Sep 19 13:13:15 UTC 2012

On 12-09-19 08:56 AM, MythTV wrote:
> #11100: tv meta data fails for shows with duplicate titles
> ----------------------------------+----------------------------
>  Reporter:  brian@…               |          Owner:
>      Type:  Bug Report - General  |         Status:  closed
>  Priority:  minor                 |      Milestone:  unknown
> Component:  MythTV - General      |        Version:  0.25-fixes
>  Severity:  medium                |     Resolution:  Invalid
>  Keywords:                        |  Ticket locked:  1
> ----------------------------------+----------------------------
> Changes (by wagnerrp):
>  * mlocked:  0 => 1

What a surprise.

For the benefit of the list, the bug description is:

  If you have a show that has a duplicate title, for example:
  "Parenthood", subsequent shows get a parenthesized date added to 
  their title, such as "Parenthood (2010)" as can be seen here:

  The problem is that if the episode is from one of the shows with the
  parenthesized date, the metadata grabber fails to find it.

The response was:

  Perform the lookup manually once, against the recording rule, so
  all recordings made against that rule will automatically know the
  specific show they belong to.
To which I responded:

  Exactly how does one do this manual lookup?

  However, regardless, is having to do this manually really
  acceptable from a UI perspective? Why shouldn't MythTV figure
  this out for itself?

  For the record, I disagree with this being deemed an "Invalid"

which brings us to the locking of the ticket and the latest comment:

> Comment:
>  http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Enhancing_Recordings_with_Metadata_Lookup#Setting_the_Internet_Reference_Number_for_a_Recording_Rule

But you failed to comment on why the user should have to do this and
MythTV cannot figure it out for itself.

Surely MythTV's metadata grabber can search for all of the show names
that match, including the parenthesized ones and iteratively, search
the matches for the episode data to identify which title match was
correct, yes?


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