EPG Start time update creates 2nd Auto-recording
One service here in Australia (Specifically the Network 10 mux) issues the start time for a scheduled recording 7 days in advance. As the days progress and the show approaches this start time an update is made to the EPG - presumably by the TV network.
This update sees a second scheduled recording placed in the 'Recorder Schedule' tab and two recordings made of the same program. The only difference of course is that the first recording starts at the original time (eg. 8:30pm) and the second recording starts at the later revised time (eg. 8:36pm).
Generally these times differ by a maximum of 10 minutes at most. If some logic could be applied to the EPG scanning process BEFORE a new show is added to the schedule to check against those shows already in the schedule with something like:
IF matched show = same mux / service; AND
IF matched show = the same title; AND
IF matched show = Start time within +/- 10 min period.
That would certainly be very helpful in keeping the auto-recording schedule (and my XBMC Recording folder) tidy. While its great that the Network does this it would be great if the logic as noted above could remove or deprecate the earlier auto-recording schedule for the one that has been picked up in a later and likely more accurate scan of the EPG.
#1 Updated by osiris - almost 3 years ago
And only now do I find the Search feature. Sorry!
Closest ticket to the issue I have logged is: http://trac.lonelycoder.com/hts/ticket/179
Hopefully my explanation clarifies any ambiguities and hopefully my scan logic comes in useful.
Version 2.11 but was also occuring on 2.10.