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Livwell - all shows are labeled as "special"

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:03 pm
by rjp
I was just trying to do a "Non-Series HDTV" search on my MythWeb and found the search results throughly spammed with "specials" on Livwell (ABC 7.2 in Chicago) that are obviously generic series shows. Is there anything I can do about it other than yanking the channel from my lineup?

Re: Livwell - all shows are labeled as "special"

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:42 pm
by rmeden
Have you looked in the raw data to confirm it's not an application problem? No one else has reported the problem.

MythTV doesn't make it easy, but you can use XMLTV to download data or view what's on now at this URL: http://schedulesdirect.org/getdata

Re: Livwell - *5* shows are labeled as "special"

Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:18 am
by rjp
I should have paid more attention - there are five specific shows that are spamming my search. I fished the program IDs and series IDs from my MythTV database. The number of duplicates is current at the time of this writing, with my system keeping two weeks' worth of data.

Advice for Life (SH011489580000/EP01148958, 66 dups)
Motion (SH011489540000/EP01148954, 61 dups, and SH01225248000/EP01225248, 2 dups)
Save My Planet (SH012250570000/EP01225057, 60 dups)
Gotta Know (SH012250580000/EP01225058, 66 dups)
Say Ahh... (SH011489610000/EP01148961, 66 dups)

I hope this isn't a case of Livwell rerunning the same episodes over and over and over again... if it is, then I'll have to nuke it from my lineup.

Re: Livwell - all shows are labeled as "special"

Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:54 am
by rmeden
The SH* numbers are used when Tribune doesn't know which episode is on. EP* means a specific episode.

I thought you were looking for the "special" category.

Also, looking at the MythTV database isn't looking at the "raw" data. If that's wrong, you need to back up and look at the raw data.

Robert

Re: Livwell - all shows are labeled as "special"

Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:00 pm
by rjp
OK, here are relevant bits from a http://www.schedulesdirect.org/getdata raw data check.

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<xtvd from='2010-04-23T22:30:14Z' to='2010-04-23T22:30:44Z' schemaVersion='1.3' xmlns='urn:TMSWebServices' xmlns:xsi='http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance' xsi:schemaLocation='urn:TMSWebServices http://docs.tms.tribune.com/tech/xml/schemas/tmsxtvd.xsd'>
...
<station id='35892'>
<callSign>WLSDT2</callSign>
<name>WLSDT2 (WLS-DT2)</name>
<fccChannelNumber>7</fccChannelNumber>
<affiliate>Independent</affiliate>
</station>
...
<map station='35892' channel='7' channelMinor='2'/>
...
<schedule program='SH011489580000' station='35892' time='2010-04-23T22:30:00Z' duration='PT00H30M' hdtv='true'/>
...
<program id='SH011489580000'>
<title>Advice for Life</title>
<description>An interactive advice show for personal growth as well as life coaching.</description>
<showType>Special</showType>
<series>EP01148958</series>
<originalAirDate>2009-04-27</originalAirDate>
</program>
...
<programGenre program='SH011489580000'>
<genre>
<class>Special</class>
<relevance>0</relevance>
</genre>
<genre>
<class>Educational</class>
<relevance>1</relevance>
</genre>
<genre>
<class>Health</class>
<relevance>2</relevance>
</genre>
<genre>
<class>How-to</class>
<relevance>3</relevance>
</genre>
</programGenre>

Re: Livwell - all shows are labeled as "special"

Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:19 pm
by rmeden
Yup.. that's definitive... Tribune is flagging those shows as "SPECIAL". I think it's reportable.

Now that you've isolated it, please submit a "Lineup Support" ticket so I can get the lineup info I need to report it. In the description, please mention like "route to RobertE" so RobertK doesn't spend a lot of time on it.

Robert

Re: Livwell - all shows are labeled as "special"

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:15 am
by rjp
Ticket submitted.