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As I'm sure you know, Kodi displays a grid-style guide. This means that it pulls the guide for every channel, and can do so for the entire two-week guide duration. My question is, is it allowable to store the guide data in a local database that is not intended to be accessed by any other program? Or is it better to have the PVR pull the entire two weeks of guide data from SD anew, every time it starts up?Rule - no storing or archiving guide data or images.
Guide data may be cached for as long as the data is current (typically 1-2 hours).
Images may be cached for up to the cache duration specified in the HTTP header (typically 24 hours).
Images may not be stored within a recorded file.
Kodi claims to store guide data in its PVR layer (above the PVR plugin itself), for improved startup performance. I'm not sure how effective this is because it's asking the PVR for the same guide data every time it starts up. Storing it in a database used by the PVR itself would reduce network traffic considerably if Kodi is restarted. I don't mind pulling it anew with each restart of Kodi, if that's preferable to you -- the code is much easier that way, but slower for the user.
This would be storage, not archiving. The prior entries would be automatically purged when running or upon startup.