[mythtv-users] Original air date

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Fri Feb 28 23:10:49 UTC 2020

On Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 8:40 AM Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2/28/20 1:57 AM, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 6:49 AM Gary Buhrmaster
> > <gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Quick answer, per spec, previously-shown is only for reruns.
> >>
> >> Again, if you want things to be different, change the spec.
> > btw, I see there is a spec violation in at least one other
> > grabber in this case.  I will open a bug, and hopefully
> > the author will fix it to be spec compliant reasonably
> > soon.
> > _______________________________________________
> >
> Perhaps the easiest solution for new programs that do not have an
> original air date, for mythfilldatabase to populate original air date
> from air date. That would make sense, since if it is the first showing
> the airdate should be the original air date by definition.
> I use original air date for ordering episodes and I have only seen it
> missing once or twice over many years.
> Peter

I also use originalairdate as my primary sort key. If we can trust that
originalairdate=NULL implies that *this* airdate is the original, then that
solution would work just fine.

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