Scan Feature for Filtering Out and Reporting Bad Channels

Bug #1177222 reported by Lonnie Lee Best on 2013-05-07
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Bug Description

Once freetuxtv is more robustly multi-threaded (so that no busy thread can lock up the responsiveness of the UI, while switching between channels), I propose that we develop a Scan Feature that:

1) Scans all channels in a background thread, and determines if each channel is currently live.

2) Automatically reports all non-live channels to a centralized database (during scan).

Then, other user's channel-lists shall be propagated based on scan reports that have been recently uploaded to the centralized database (from this scan feature).

I love freetuxtv, but we've got to do more to ensure that each channel you click on is currently live. As is, too many channels produce error messages and it takes away from the flow of channel surfing.

I love this project and I want to see it get polished over time.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: freetuxtv 0.6.5~dfsg1-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-19.30-generic 3.8.8
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-19-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue May 7 01:09:58 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-12-17 (140 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120817.3)
MarkForUpload: True
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: freetuxtv
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-05-06 (0 days ago)

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