Repeating Episodes

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Repeating Episodes

Postby zanee1 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:26 am

Thanks for going to all this trouble to set up Schedules Direct. I am happy to pay 5 bucks a month in order to avoid (easily) 10 hours of commercials. I do hope we are able to realize the $20 per year though.

The problem I am having is a bunch of the shows I record are showing the same episode repeating for the next few weeks. For example my kids like Curious George on PBS and if I go into upcoming episodes I show "Curious George Takes A Vacation twice a day from 8/29 to 9/7. When I check Zap2It's schedule it shows that there are different episodes on each day. The same episode plays twice on say 8/29 but a new episode plays on 8/30. I am also going to include the information you asked for.

Your zipcode / postal code: 85345
Your provider: Cox Communication Phoenix
The type of lineup (analog, digital, over-the-air): Analog
The application you're using to obtain the listings: Mythtv? Let me know if this is wrong.
What the problem is (missing channel, station on incorrect channel, etc) :Please see description above.
URL to your provider's official channel list: This is powered by Zap2it. Funny huh?
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Re: Repeating Episodes

Postby rmeden » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:45 am

Someone else reported the same issue: (it's usually a good idea to search first)


Same question to you.. this is probably an application issue. What application are you running? Have you checked the raw data?

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Re: Repeating Episodes

Postby zanee1 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:44 pm


In answer to your question, I believe what I am running is XMLTV. I think that is the standard with MythTV. I have not checked the RAW data. Can you give me an idea how to do that. I wouldn't even have a problem dropping the section of the database that Myth uses for guide data and rerunning Thanks for your time. BTW, I did search for repeating episode and got nothing. I will do a more thorough search next time.
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Re: Repeating Episodes

Postby vidbuyer23 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:24 pm

This is an application problem relating to hard-coded field sizes (mostly in Mythtv) and increased field lengths in SD data. There are several fixes out there, here are two links for mythtv:

Note these truncate a couple of fields so they match the old datadirect field lengths so they will not work when zap2it actually starts using them (right now they are always "00").

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