[mythtv-users] Proposed scheduler change - feedback please
jeff at intersystems.com
Fri Feb 13 16:41:05 EST 2004
Presumably if you've already seen the Smallville episode (recorded it in
the past) won't Myth skip it because it recognizes it in the database? I
don't know how much recording history is stored.
As for the other case where you choose to record a single episode
of Enterprise over Smallville I think that's supported in 0.13. If you
select Enterprise on the recording conflicts page you can tell it that
you want to record it instead of Smallville. I don't think this is the
behavior that is being removed. The behavior that is being removed
sounds more like you could select "Always record Enterprise instead
of Smallville" which is what I think should be handled by adjusting the
At 03:20 PM 2/13/2004 -0600, you wrote:
>The user should *always* have the option to override the computer. I
>have two shows that run at the same time, Smallville and Enterprise.
>Most of the time, but not always, I want to watch Smallville.
>However, if I've already seen the Smallville episode, or if Enterprise
>looks interesting, I'll change the conflict resolution to temporarily
>If MythTV only uses the show's priority for conflict resolution, I'll
>need to change Enterprise to a higher priority before the recording, and
>change it back after the recording. How is this easier for users?
>It may be easier to program and maintain, but IMHO this will be a bad
>thing for users.
>On Fri, 2004-02-13 at 02:25, steve at nexusuk.org wrote:
> > As some of you probably know, the scheduler is having some big changes
> > done to it ATM. A question has come up on the -dev list and I want to ask
> > the opinion of all the users:
> > In MythTV 0.13 and lower, if 2 different shows of equal priority
> > conflicted then you could tell it to always make one override the other
> > when the same 2 shows conflicted in the future. In MythTV 0.14, the
> > ability to set new overrides like this was removed although it still pays
> > attention to the overrides that were already set up before upgrading.
> > The proposed scheduler changes are planned to completely remove this
> > functionality and go to a purely priority based conflict resolution
> > system. I believe this is a Bad Thing since as far as I can tell, that
> > would make the conflict resolution more difficult to control, less
> > flexible and less intuitive. Especially for those of us with only a
> > single tuner (and so many more conflicts).
> > I'd like your opinions on the matter - do we keep this functionality in
> > in addition to the priorities (like it is in 0.13) or rip it out
> > completely leaving only priorities?
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