[mythtv-users] Duplicate programs being recorded
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Oct 25 06:59:06 UTC 2006
On 10/25/06 00:24, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
>Robert Clark wrote:
>>Ever since I upgraded from 0.18 to 0.19 (have not tried 0.20 yet) the
>>duplicate episode matching seems to have failed.
>>Specifically, if a program has already been recorded and then expired
>>off the disk, it gets re-recorded. If it is still available in the
>>list of programs currently on the disk, it does *not* get
>>I have set the duplicate matching method to just title and subtitle,
>>then recording schedule set to 'any time on any channel' and have
>>verified that the Zap2It provided program ID for the duplicated
>>programs are identical, as are the titles and subtitles.
>>I'm not sure how to proceed with investigating this and I'd appreciate
>>any pointers. From my reading of the manual at
>><http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-12.html>, I can't see
>>anything I've done that would force an episode to be recorded over
>>and over again.
>I think there is an option in the settings for "re-record auto expired
>programs". I'll bet that is on and just needs to be shut off.
That setting was taken out (part of the ongoing battle between the
watch-it-and-delete-it crowd versus the
let-autoexpire-do-all-the-deletions crowd) shortly after 0.18 was
released. Now, anything that's autoexpired is now automatically set to
However, Stuart changed the SVN version such that any show marked as
watched (a feature not available in 0.20 or below) that gets autoexpired
is not set to re-record.
For 0.19 and 0.20 users, though, deleting the shows manually through the
GUI or through MythWeb will prevent them from being marked to allow
re-recording (assuming you don't say, "Delete and allow re-record" :).
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