[mythtv] RFE

Paul Harrison mythtv at sky.com
Sun Feb 4 10:59:28 UTC 2018

On 04/02/18 10:35, Torbjorn Jansson wrote:

> On 2018-02-04 11:10, Dag Nygren wrote:
>> Hi devs!
>> I know this might not be the right list, but hope that
>> you still read it, please.
>> Here in Finland we have an absolute crazy way
>> the TV companies sets up the titles of the programs
>> as they will add the age limit in parenthesis at the end.
>> Like "Survivors (12)", "Paradise Hotel (16)"
>> And as the age limit can be different for different episodes
>> it gets really bad for the scheduling.
>> Say you watch something, find it interesting and press record
>> to catch the upcoming episodes.
>> Then if the next episode happens to have a different age rating
>> it will still not be recorded :-(
>> So could we get a way to tell Myth to disregard everything
>> in parentheses at the end of the title ?
>> Or perhaps even more generic:
>> Ability to add a regexp list that is always applied to the
>> recording rules?
>> I know I can set the rules as a SQL select and that is what I have been
>> doing., but this is quite messy to set up at the moment.
> where do you get the guide data from?
> xmltv or eit?
> if it is eit then it sounds like you need to write a custom eitfixup 
> for your provider.
> as i remember it you have one function to cleanup the eit data and 
> there is a table that triggers the fixup when eit is collected on the 
> correct network id or similar.
> (this is just from memory, was a while since i worked on eit fixups)
> if you use eit then perhaps you should swap to xmltv as guide data?
> it is generally of much better quality than eit.
> there is a xmltv grabber for xmltv.se already built in to xmltv and i 
> believe that source of data covers a lot of scandinavian channels, not 
> just swedish.
> see: http://xmltv.xmltv.se/00index.html

It looks like Finland is one of the supported regions for Schedules 
Direct which may be another alternative to get better EPG data?

Paul H.

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