[mythtv-users] Category Record Over Time doesn't include "Sports event" anymore

Scott Simpson simpson100 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 19:39:50 UTC 2021

Well it works. I am using Schedules Direct and all my sports programs record an hour over. I’m not complaining as I like this behavior, but I’m wondering what happened to it in the pulldown.


From: mythtv-users <mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org> On Behalf Of Klaas de Waal
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2021 10:43 AM
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Category Record Over Time doesn't include "Sports event" anymore


The interesting bit is that the term "Sports event" does appear in help text and examples but it does not appear anywhere in the code base. It can be there because of imported guide data from e.g. Schedules Direct but it cannot come from EIT/EPG. The term "Sports non-event" does occur for "dishCategory" value 0x81. As I understand it this lookup table should only be used when receiving Dish satellite signals. I do not see anything obvious in the commit history of the relevant files, e.g. dvbdescriptor.cpp, that may cause this. Altogether it is a bit of a mystery to me why also my own program descriptions have changed.




On Sun, 11 Apr 2021 at 21:47, Klaas de Waal <klaas.de.waal at gmail.com <mailto:klaas.de.waal at gmail.com> > wrote:

A while ago I also had the idea that event categories had changed. Without yet looking into it, as far as I know it works like this (but I could be wrong). The EIT/EPG has numeric codes which are translated to strings in MythTV and those strings are stored in the database. It could just be that the lookup table has been changed. Will require digging in the commits from approx. 2 months ago to 1 month ago to find this one.





On Sun, 11 Apr 2021 at 20:30, Scott Simpson <simpson100 at gmail.com <mailto:simpson100 at gmail.com> > wrote:

That's odd. I have OverTimeCategory set to "Sports event" and it *does*
record all sports program an hour over:

mysql> select value, data from settings where value = 'OverTimeCategory';
| value            | data         |
| OverTimeCategory | Sports event |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

I had this set for a while and I believe I selected it from the pulldown
years ago. I set up a mythtv box for my sister and I noticed the pulldown
isn't there anymore. I guess I can set it manually through SQL and see if
that works. Interestingly, I don't have "Sports event" in this query:

mysql> select distinct category from program order by category;
| category             |
| Action               |
| Action sports        |
| Adventure            |
| Aerobics             |
| Agriculture          |
| Special              |
| Sports non-event     |
| Sports talk          |
| Standup              |
| Sumo wrestling       |
| Surfing              |
| Swimming             |

Because I am getting sports recorded for an hour extra for each sports
event, something is matching "Sports event" as a category. I'm in the Norcal
Bay Area and I have Comcast and my sister has Wave.

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