[mythtv] Bug with similar shows back to back
Joseph A. Caputo
jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 29 17:11:51 EST 2003
On Wednesday 29 October 2003 16:40, Bruce Markey wrote:
> Eric Thelin wrote:
> > I have been seeing a strange bug in the conflict resolution (and
> > possibly scheduling) portions of myth. Lets say there is a show
> > that I want to record anytime it is on. And they start airing two
> > part episodes back to back. Each is 30 minutes long and because of
> > bad data in the sources for the EPG there is no mention that they
> > are part one and part two so they both have exactly the same title
> > and subtitle.
> And description? All three have to match to be considered a
> > I can understand that the conflict resolution may consider that
> > they are duplicates and only record the first but I am seeing one
> > step beyond that. On the conflict resolution page the second
> > episode is not even shown. And the second episode then doesn't
> > record.
> There are two existing solutions for situations like this.
> First, select the title from any of the pages under Schedule
> Recordings. Press "I", and if you don't use Advanced Options
> by default, press "I" again. Check the box for "Allow recording
> even if duplicate episode". If it is something that is repeated
> often on cable, this may record a lot of duplicates which may
> not be what you want in the long run.
> The second approach is to select part 2 and mark it for "Record
> only this showing...". This will ignore the fact that it is a
Careful with this one! Unless it's been changed, IIRC marking a program
'Record only this Showing' will effectively cancel the 'Record Anytime'
behavior for all the rest of them... the reason being that it doesn't
create a new row in the record table; it just modifies the existing
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