[mythtv] Bug with similar shows back to back
eric at generation-i.com
Thu Oct 30 15:49:56 EST 2003
Yes, the description is the same also. I understand the issue of seeing
them as duplicates and so not recording them. This is the second issue
and the one that I see as a design issue because it is working as
designed even if the effects are unfortunate in this case. The issue
that I really see as a bug is that the two episodes aren't both shown on
the conflict screen.
As to the design issue of recording duplicates. What I think would be
the best solution would be to create exception rules to go along with
the main record table that specifies to record or not record an
individual episode and without changing the settings for the show itself.
I would also like to see another record option that would be something
like "Record once" that would be like "Record only this onece" except
automaticly reschedules itself in the case of a conflict. Because of
the code to stop duplicate recordings this would end up just like record
anytime set to not allow duplicates except it would only show up in
conflict resolution once unless that once will not be recorded. (Minor
issue I know but while I am thinking about it...)
On Wed, 29 Oct 2003, 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
> -- bjm
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