[mythtv-users] Missing season episode numbering while it is there

Roger Siddons dizygotheca at ntlworld.com
Thu Apr 4 00:47:24 UTC 2019

On Wed, 3 Apr 2019 23:33:14 +0200
Hika van den Hoven <hikavdh at gmail.com> wrote:

> >>>>>> I have for over a year noticed that season episode numbering
> >>>>>> often does not show on a recording. I maintain the graber I
> >>>>>> use and know it was supplied. I see when pressing info that
> >>>>>> the data is there as a correct SxEx statement is shown, but
> >>>>>> metadata shows zip. I see this most often when there is no
> >>>>>> episode title. Actually then the failure is 100%.  

According to https://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/12141#comment:1
grabber SxEx is never used for recordings. 

SxEx can only be derived from a metadata lookup with a known episode
title, or be entered manually.

> >> I suspect that the SxEx is not prioritised more highly from the
> >> EPG data simply because historically it rarely ever existed so was
> >> never factored much into the logic.  

I believe US networks have/had a habit of re-ordering episodes and
re-numbering them.
I've also found UK series where metadata 'episode title'/SxEx differs
from my EPG 'episode title'/SxEx.

So a recording of "Series S2E7" is meaningless: no data is better
than wrong data.

If that isn't a concern, then a grabber that fills in episode title from
SxEx would result in your recordings getting a SxEx.

Without an episode title there's not much you can do currently.

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