[mythtv-users] single recordings and that blasted 'N'
John P Poet
jppoet at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 19:44:53 UTC 2008
On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 10:50 AM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 08/14/2008 12:19 PM, John P Poet wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 8:51 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> Glen wrote:
>>>> I have recently been plagued with the dreaded N in my recording
>>>> schedule. I set something to single record eg. a movie and then I
>>>> either find out that it hasn't recorded or if I am lucky I catch it
>>>> in the upcoming recordings listed with an N. Now if I understand it
>>>> correctly, it gets an N when the show you tagged for recording no
>>>> longer appears in the time slot. I am guessing this because the time
>>>> slot only changed about 2-3 minutes (eg from 8:55-10:55 to
>>>> 8:52-10:52) and when I selected record again I had two listings with
>>>> the original marked with an N. I have come across this before, was
>>>> annoyed, but didn't worry too much cos it only happened once. Last
>>>> weekend it happened to me at least 4 times!!
>>> Use, 'Record one showing of this title' ('Find and record one showing of
>>> this title' in MythWeb), rather than, 'Record only this showing.'
>>> If your rule is too restrictive, Myth will do only what you've permitted
>>> it to do.
>>> Don't worry, the rules will get cleaned up once it records.
>> Of course the problem with that, Mike, is that "Find One" *only* looks
>> at the title of the show, and not the subtitle. So, it does not work
>> if you want a specific episode of a show.
> True, but for the OP's case--a movie--it works perfectly. It's the only
> way I ever schedule movies to record.
> OK, you could say that if you schedule a find one for the movie Bones
> and Fox happens to run an episode of its series Bones, you could end up
> with the wrong one, but in those cases you can use a more specific
> recording rule type (this episode). And, if your listings provider
> messes with your listings, then you'll have to fix it. IMHO, this
> corner case (where someone is messing with the times in your listings)
> isn't worth a 'Find one showing of this episode' rule type, but if
> others want it, patches will be considered (by someone who hasn't
> expressed his opinion). ;)
The Myth scheduler really SCARES me. While I would love a "Find One"
which actually took the episode into account, I am not going near that
piece of code ;-)
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