[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #3358: group top channels by name in mythweb stats
mythtv at linux-dude.de
Sat Apr 28 08:51:41 UTC 2007
Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 04/26/2007 01:01 PM, MythTV wrote:
>> #3358: group top channels by name in mythweb stats
>> If you have two different video sources that share some channels you
>> duplicate channels in the top channel list. I think it's better to
>> sort by
>> the channel name.
> The channel name is not a unique identifier for Myth. Instead, the
> callsign is used by MythTV to determine which channels are "equal" (i.e.
> that they show the same programming content). Therefore, to prevent
> duplicates, grouping should be done by callsign.
> Those not in the US may be thinking, "But we don't use callsigns..." In
> fact, if you use MythTV, you do. Unfortunately, because of the decision
> to use the US-centric "callsign" moniker for the table column name, it
> looks like it's US-only.
> However, the specific value of the callsign is irrelevant. The only
> requirement is that each channel with unique content has a unique
> value. Those with identical content can have identical values (so Myth
> knows they're the same) or different (so the user can choose which
> channel is used to record scheduled recordings--i.e. allows the user to
> treat them as different channels).
> So, Wolfgang, by updating your patch to group by callsign and making
> sure your callsigns are unique or not-unique as your channel names,
> you'll get the behavior you desire, and MythWeb will get the behavior it
> should have. :) (Unfortunately, you might not be able to just update
> your callsigns to be equal to names if you've used names longer than 20
> characters. The callsign column is 20 characters, but the name column
> is 64.)
Yes, you're right. That`s the better way.
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