Why do I get the plot twice in EPG?

Added by Graham H 4 months ago

A small annoyance - at the bottom of Kodi's EPG I get the show title then the 'plot' in brackets, with the plot repeated below in the scrolling bit.

It seems Kodi is reading what TVH calls 'SubTitle' and using it for both Episode title and plot. There don't seem to be separate fields for these in TVH's database but it puts both into the SubTitle field, separated with a colon.

Shouldn't the TVH add-on for Kodi split these up into Kodi's sEpisodeName and sPlot fields?

Note - I'm not using any on-line EPG, just the broadcast information from Freeview.


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RE: Why do I get the plot twice in EPG? - Added by Mark Clarkstone 4 months ago

Graham H wrote:

A small annoyance - at the bottom of Kodi's EPG I get the show title then the 'plot' in brackets, with the plot repeated below in the scrolling bit.

It seems Kodi is reading what TVH calls 'SubTitle' and using it for both Episode title and plot. There don't seem to be separate fields for these in TVH's database but it puts both into the SubTitle field, separated with a colon.

Shouldn't the TVH add-on for Kodi split these up into Kodi's sEpisodeName and sPlot fields?

Note - I'm not using any on-line EPG, just the broadcast information from Freeview.

This isn't a fault with tvheadend, it's just the way DVB-T has been implemented here in the UK, they incorrectly insert the programme synopsis into the subtitle section of the OTA EPG data. I can only assume that it's for older boxes.

RE: Why do I get the plot twice in EPG? - Added by Graham H 4 months ago

Oh yes, thanks, it's the same on my telly. Out of interest, where 'should' they put the synopsis, and where would TVH store it? There doesn't seem to be a field.

RE: Why do I get the plot twice in EPG? - Added by Kev S 3 months ago

You can't see the Synopsis in the grid in TV headend, but if you tap "i" you can see it - Green box = title, Pink = Subtitle, Blue = Synopsis.

RE: Why do I get the plot twice in EPG? - Added by Graham H 3 months ago

But as Mark Clarkstone says, Freeview do it differently (see attached). I just wonder why, if Freeview do it consistently, with a colon after the Episode name, TVH's grabber can't separate the Episode name (SubTitle) from the plot.

RE: Why do I get the plot twice in EPG? - Added by Mark Clarkstone 3 months ago

Graham H wrote:

But as Mark Clarkstone says, Freeview do it differently (see attached). I just wonder why, if Freeview do it consistently, with a colon after the Episode name, TVH's grabber can't separate the Episode name (SubTitle) from the plot.

It is possible and there was a fix but it was reverted ages ago for reasons I can't tell you (don't know why). But if you really want it as an option open a feature request.

For me personally, it doesn't bother me at all.

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