Bug #1216

Alternative showing detection matching every show

Added by Steve Allison over 9 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

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I'm a new user, so am still feeling my way around.

Compiled from source via git
Version: HTS Tvheadend 3.1.651.g00fa2.dirty
Distro: Debian Wheezy
Hardware: 2x NOVA-T 900 DVB-T

I am trying to schedule a show to record and I can only record a single schedule of a show. Requesting any further recordings results in nothing being added to DVR.

If I request a series record, only the first showing is picked.

An example: Dog the Bounty Hunter. Next 23 showings are all an alternative of the same show. See attached screenshot.

This maybe the same issue as bug #1189

As a workaround is there a way to override the alternative broadcast detection?


tv_grab_uk_rt.xml (8.86 MB) tv_grab_uk_rt.xml Steve Allison, 2012-09-09 12:29
epgdb.v2 (3.19 MB) epgdb.v2 Steve Allison, 2012-09-09 12:29
tvheadend_dog.png (87.6 KB) tvheadend_dog.png Every broadcast is set as alternative Steve Allison, 2012-09-09 12:29

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Revision ece441fd (diff)
Added by Adam Sutton over 9 years ago

Fix parsing of dd_progid SH records. Fixes #1189. Fixes #1216.



Updated by Adam Sutton over 9 years ago

try my feature/epg-update branch on github fork (adamsutton/tvheadend). There are lots of known problems with my new EPG code which are hopefully resolved in that branch.

I'll be merging it sometime this week, but it needs some tidying up first. I'd welcome any feedback pre-merge.



Updated by Steve Allison over 9 years ago

Okay, I have cloned that repo and "git checkout feature/epg-update".

Compiled fine, however because "git describe" returns null, failed as VER=""
I created a bogus version of "3.1-651-epg-update-19cb7816eb" to satisfy Autobuild/

Installed and waiting for EPG to update.


Updated by Steve Allison over 9 years ago

Okay in the time it took me to type that, the EPG was populated :)

I added my test case "Dog the Bounty Hunter", and it has added all shows to the DVR. \o/


Updated by Adam Sutton over 9 years ago

Can I close this one then (when I merge)? You happy the new code has fixed the problem?


Updated by Adam Sutton over 9 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Fixed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Updated by Steve Allison over 9 years ago

Yeah seems to be fine now :)

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