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

Craig Treleaven ctreleaven at cogeco.ca
Wed Sep 19 13:41:48 UTC 2012

At 9:13 AM -0400 9/19/12, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
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>On 12-09-19 08:56 AM, MythTV wrote:
>>  #11100: tv meta data fails for shows with duplicate titles
>>  ----------------------------------+----------------------------
>>   Reporter:  brian@Š               |          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"
>   bug.
>which brings us to the locking of the ticket and the latest comment:
>>  Comment:
>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?

A) Patches welcome.

B) Feature works as documented:



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