[mythtv-users] Thoroughly confused about scheduling
f-myth-users at media.mit.edu
Tue Feb 7 00:01:08 UTC 2006
I've just been trying to use Custom Record to create some very simple
rules, e.g., record only new episodes of a particular series, on any
I started out by saying (in the Power Search Recording Rule Editor):
program.title = "American Experience"
program.previouslyshown = 0
and then clicking Record and filling in "Record only this showing",
then clicking on "Save these settings".
Unfortunately, then I realized that I might be saying, "Really record
only this very showing at this very time that for the program I happen
to be editing" as opposed to "record any new episode of this on any
channel." I thought this because I tried it with a different series
and found the schedule only claiming it would be recording ONE of TWO
new episodes, claiming that the later-airing, completely different
episode was "E" for "earlier recorded." Wrongo.
So I found an AmExp episode in the Upcoming listing, went to Edit Options,
and changed it to "Record at any time on any channel", whereupon the
scheduler promptly claimed it was going to record EVERY showing of
American Experience, including multiple copies of 3-year-old repeats,
so now I have to go turn off every single one of them -and- it'll no
doubt keep doing this forever until I figure out how to fix it.
I think the problem here is that it's really unclear to me exactly
how I'm supposed to be specifying this, and what's overriding what.
Should I be specifying "any time, any channel" in edit options if I'm
writing a custom rule like this? If not, what -should- I be doing?
If I edit options on some random episode already in the Scheduled
Recordings list, am I bashing what the custom rule is trying to do?
It doesn't help that, once I create one of the Custom Record rules,
I can't figure out where to -find- it again---not in the UI, nor even
in the database (what is the name of the table that holds these rules?
I've tried all the likely ones and many of the unlikely ones and can't
find them; I'm about to resort to dumping out the DB as ASCII and
grepping it to see where these rules are). So if I screw it up, I'm
not sure how to fix the situation.
So how -exactly- do I:
(a) Specify "record any new episode of this series at any time on any
(b) How do I go back through the rules I've already created and fix
them such that (a) is true, -without- having them spuriously try
to pick up redundant copies of repeats?
Yes, I've looked at mythtv-HOWTO-12.html, and no, it doesn't seem to
be describing the behavior I'm seeing at all.
P.S. I have not set priorities on anything, in case that matters.
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