[mythtv-users] Custom Record - First Episodes
John P Poet
jppoet at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 17:34:58 UTC 2005
On 8/16/05, Bruce Markey <bjm at lvcm.com> wrote:
> John P Poet wrote:
> > I noticed your "First Episodes" template in "Custom Record". This is
> > *really* cool. I have been able to craft up a "Series Premier" rule
> > which finds new shows with categories I might be interested in.
> Cool. Post it.
It is somewhat complicated, because I am listing off all the categories I
want to see. I am going to play a bit more with it, and see if I can
simplify it without getting shows I will never be interested in.
Ever since gigem invented kPowerSearch, it's apparent that there
> will be lots of cool things we could do.
A note on how I actually use this rule. You could set it to record
> then choose "Don't record" for the things that aren't interesting.
> However, what I do is to go into "Recording Options" and set it to
> inactive. This way these premiers show up on my Upcoming Recordings
> list in white with an "x" for Inactive. I can then choose "Record
> anyway" for some things but I'll always see when all of these new
> series are starting.
One of my goals is to catch these programs, even when I am out of town. It
is a balancing act to record new shows that I am interested in, without
recording a lot of garbage.
> However, I have run into a problem. When my "Series Premier" rule finds
> > a show I know I am going to want to continue and record, how do I then
> > create a record rule just for that show? When I do a "list episodes" on
> > the show, and then try to setup a record, I end up editing the "Series
> > Premier" rule instead of the show-specific recording rule.
> Ya, this is a PITA.
> > Do I have to wait for the second episode to show up in the Guide, before
> > I can setup a show-specific recording rule?
> Exactly. Wait until the show is almost due then press "O" to see the
> title proglist and set a rule on one of the other showings. If you set
> an "All" rule, your "Series Premier" rule will still take precedence
> for the first showing (because it is also "All" but has a lower
> recordid). However, if you set a more specific type like Channel or
> Timeslot, your new rule will take precedence for that first showing
> so your priority, Recording Profile, etc. will apply to the premier.
Okay, thanks. I was just hoping there was something I was missing...
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