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  Reply # 348202 5-Jul-2010 21:41
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No problem - I should have spotted it before it was released in 2.0.14

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  Reply # 348242 5-Jul-2010 23:36
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Hi, I was also going to report in to let you know the midnight stitching was still broken... but 2.0.15a has fixed it for me too. Awesome work SJB!
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  Reply # 348757 7-Jul-2010 14:41
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I'm thinking of doing a change to the way program titles and subtitles are processed.

At the moment if a title contains the ":" character it is split with the first part becoming the title and the second the subtitle.

That means you end up with programs with a title of say CSI and a subtitle of Miami.

I'm proposing to always leave the title unedited so you would see CSI: Miami as the title.

In addition the descriptions of some programs contain a subtitle at the beginning enclosed by "'", for example a description might currently be

'The Northcote Killer' Another serial killer roams Auckland.

I'm proposing stripping out the subtitle from the description and setting it separately as the subtitle so a complete example would be

Title CSI: Auckand
Subtitle: The Northcote Killer
Description: Another serial killer roams Auckland etc etc etc

Has anybody got any comments on this change?

Steve

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  Reply # 348760 7-Jul-2010 14:55
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Steve,

Yes Please! This is causing me some issues at present, as MCE treats them as the episode name and thinks all of the CSI's that I catually want are repeats and then doesn't record them, unless I specifically tell it to, the same goes for NCIS, (even if I select New and reruns in the recording options.)

I was going to post on this last night, but ran out of time. As I needed to trawl through the other 30 odd pages to make sure this, or other methods of post processing, hadn't been discussed in the past.

Thanks

David

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  Reply # 348763 7-Jul-2010 14:58
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You can miss out all but the last few pages - we don't have any issues that go very far back (at least none I'm aware of).

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  Reply # 348768 7-Jul-2010 15:07
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Incidentally I'm working with the author of BSEPG to put out usable series and episode references in the next release, created from the CRID's that are broadcast with each program.

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  Reply # 348810 7-Jul-2010 17:28
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Is that just for collection from MHEG5 or for OpenTV as well?

I'm pretty sure Foxtel uses something LIKE a CRID (if not a CRID itself) as the STB is generally accurate to the second for recordings.

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  Reply # 348821 7-Jul-2010 18:20
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SJB: I'm thinking of doing a change to the way program titles and subtitles are processed.

At the moment if a title contains the ":" character it is split with the first part becoming the title and the second the subtitle.

That means you end up with programs with a title of say CSI and a subtitle of Miami.

I'm proposing to always leave the title unedited so you would see CSI: Miami as the title.

In addition the descriptions of some programs contain a subtitle at the beginning enclosed by "'", for example a description might currently be

'The Northcote Killer' Another serial killer roams Auckland.

I'm proposing stripping out the subtitle from the description and setting it separately as the subtitle so a complete example would be

Title CSI: Auckand
Subtitle: The Northcote Killer
Description: Another serial killer roams Auckland etc etc etc

Has anybody got any comments on this change?

Steve
A BIG +1 for this amendment. Cheers. I had logged onto this thread to post about exactly that. Saves me some finger wear Wink




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  Reply # 348835 7-Jul-2010 19:00
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Ararat: Is that just for collection from MHEG5 or for OpenTV as well?

I'm pretty sure Foxtel uses something LIKE a CRID (if not a CRID itself) as the STB is generally accurate to the second for recordings.


OpenTV use a series link. It's just a reference number effectively - I'll ask Niall (BSEPG) if he can use it.

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  Reply # 348836 7-Jul-2010 19:05
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SJB:
Ararat: Is that just for collection from MHEG5 or for OpenTV as well?

I'm pretty sure Foxtel uses something LIKE a CRID (if not a CRID itself) as the STB is generally accurate to the second for recordings.


OpenTV use a series link. It's just a reference number effectively - I'll ask Niall (BSEPG) if he can use it.


Ok. Is the number the same between identical episodes? Or is it the same between subsequent episodes in a given sequence? Hopefully the former, or both (ie, part of the number being a unique episode identifier, so it can reschedule if a screening is missed, another part being a sequence identifier).

I'm sure the guide also has some sort of CRID like mechanism, how else could it be so accurate with the start/stop times on the box? However this may just be transmitted in the EIT now/next data rather than the OpenTV data. Who knows.

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  Reply # 348848 7-Jul-2010 20:45
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I don't think it makes much difference which it is. To have an accurate start time you would need a reference number in the program stream to trigger recording.

It doesn't matter if that is a CRID or an event ID or a series link reference.

If it simply relies on OpenTV or EIT reception I don't see how that can be reliable - your talking over a hundred thousand program entries if you look at a UK feed.

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  Reply # 348911 7-Jul-2010 23:51
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hi guys i have been trying to get this setup to grab the sky epg i have tried using the sample Open TV Satellite NZL.ini and making a new one with no luck so had a play and i can get the dvbt freeview working fine but sky is stumping me

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  Reply # 348928 8-Jul-2010 06:51
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Was playing with 15a last night and noticed that channel id changing wasn't working. I Normally set the ID's to the actual channel number as below.

[STATIONS]
Station:8746,29,1302,8 // TV3 PLUS1
Station:8746,29,1300,3 // TV3
Station:8746,29,1301,4 // C4
Station:8746,29,1303,9 // C42




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  Reply # 348929 8-Jul-2010 06:52
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SJB: I'm thinking of doing a change to the way program titles and subtitles are processed.

At the moment if a title contains the ":" character it is split with the first part becoming the title and the second the subtitle.

That means you end up with programs with a title of say CSI and a subtitle of Miami.

I'm proposing to always leave the title unedited so you would see CSI: Miami as the title.




Please! Thankyou! Smile

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  Reply # 348932 8-Jul-2010 07:23
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joedirt: hi guys i have been trying to get this setup to grab the sky epg i have tried using the sample Open TV Satellite NZL.ini and making a new one with no luck so had a play and i can get the dvbt freeview working fine but sky is stumping me


PM me your log and I'll take a look.

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