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Anime schedule (airing times of upcoming episodes) #59
currently i usually look at mahou showtime when i want to see what episodes should be released soon,
the most "easy"(will still require quite a bit of work i suspect) would be keep the air time per anime and thus just show it similarly to the list which currently shows anime that should start soon.
the more complex, but more interesting option would be to heuristically calculate the likely release time of the next episode( for example if previous episodes were released between 18:00 to 19:30 UTC on a Wednesday, it is fairly likely the next episode will be released at a similar time.).
There's an FAQ entry for this:
Taiga already uses some simple logic to estimate the last aired episode number, but I believe that anything more than that would be too clever and produce unreliable results.
I entertain the thought from time to time, but currently it's not a priority for Taiga.
hmm though there is no direct link from the mal showtimem it does have a link to anidb, which in turn have a link to MAL,
also i notice that you store anime seasons in an xml file you store locally, i always figured you generate these yourself, if so wouldn't it be fairly simple to add an field to it(granted it will be manual)?
anyhow a heuristics based approach should not need a service(though a central service will probably make it more precise), but only needs to keep a list of previous torrent appearance times..
thanks for the reply though, i would have tried to implement that for taiga(i actually already implemented some POCs for personal use in c#) but it seems kind of too big for my skills in c, considering the scale of it..