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

Karl Dietz dekarl at spaetfruehstuecken.org
Wed Sep 26 20:48:34 UTC 2012

On 19.09.2012 15:13, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
>    However, regardless, is having to do this manually really
>    acceptable from a UI perspective? Why shouldn't MythTV figure
>    this out for itself?

a) It is.
b) Because you can't make something from nothing.


> 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?

Which will work super good for episodes name "pilot" or "episode #".

What you need is better metadata. e.g. the guide providing proper
references to the series/brand/season/episode but that depends on a
common id scheme for tv content which is not yet available on a global

Unless you get that you'll have to do some manual hinting.

So, there is no bug :)

Karl who's been there and tried to connect the dots.

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