[mythtv-users] [US] Switching from built-in schedules direct to the XMLTV-JSON schedules direct?

David Engel david at istwok.net
Thu May 18 22:57:52 UTC 2017

On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 07:19:59PM +0000, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 5:08 PM, David Engel <david at istwok.net> wrote:
> >> There was at least one feature that has not been cherrypicked
> >> into 0.28 (any) from v29, which involves genres.
> >
> > Which change is that and why hasn't it been backported yet?
> Can't answer the why (you might want to ask your
> fellow dev :-), and I may have missed the backport,
> but I believe it was e1b4126 and 4434f37 in master.
> I guess the reason may be that there are some other
> dependency that I do not recall.

I'll look into it and get the changes committed if it makes sense.

> > How is "this channel" affected?  It uses channel.callsign not chanid
> > unless someone else changed it and I didn't notice.
> I might have been confused, but (at least for my cases)
> I do know the callsigns ended up different (as likely as not
> an artifact of other changes that occurred in my lineup
> over the decade+++ of MythTV usage).

Does the xmltv grabber support change the callsign when a channel
rebrands itself?  Other than that, I can't see how that filer would
get broken.

> Oh, one other thing, depending how one uses channel
> icons, I think one can never (or only carefully) delete the
> old video source, as I believe I remember the icon
> source reference disappears (although that memory
> may also be wrong).

That would be annoying, but not a deal breaker, IMHO.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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