[mythtv-users] help needed in defining custom recording
mwahal at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 00:51:45 UTC 2008
On 2/23/08, Bruce Markey <bjm at lvcm.com> wrote:
> Mudit Wahal wrote:
> > I'm recording shows on dish network on international channel.
> > Unfortunately, there is no information coming from the
> > ScheduleDirect/TMS about the show except for the title name. So, there
> > is no way to find if its duplicate etc based on program ID or
> > description etc.
> It isn't magic, either there are programids that are unique
> else subtitle/desc that distinguish or you can't tell from
> the info provided. But you might know the pattern...
> > There are two episodes aired in a week. The original first episode is
> > aired at 4pm Friday and and its rebroadcast at 9pm friday as well as
> > 8:30am next day on Saturday. The second original episode is aired at 4pm
> > Saturday and rebroadcast at 9pm sat and 8:30am sunday.
> This is exactly what FindDaily/FIndWeekly are for.
> > Now, if I set record only one each day, I pick up friday's episode twice
> > (4pm and sat 8:30am). In order to record all the episodes I've to set
> Boo-boo. You mentioned "custom" in the subject line with no
> elaboration. I have to assume by context that you convinced
> yourself this must require a Custom Record rule which is not
> correct and counterproductive in this case. The interval for
> the day or week is based on the timeslot of the showing that
> was chosen when the rule was created. For a search rule, you
> are not focused on a specific showing so it defaults to 12am.
> Remove your current rule then find your show in the listings.
> Pick a 4:00pm showing on any date. Press "I"nfo to see the
> recording options and set a new rule to "Record one showing
> of this title every day" Set any other options you'd like then
> "[Save these settings]".
> When you enter the options page again, at the top you will see:
> Whatever Title
> (4:00 pm or later)
> Airdate: ...
> This rule will then record the earliest available of any one
> showing of "Whatever Title" that starts at any time from 4pm
> today up to 3:59 tomorrow. It would also record one from 4pm
> tomorrow through3:59 the next day, if any, and so on.
> > Any ideas/pointers/etc ?
> -- bjm
Thanks Bruce !!
I did read the FAQ etc. But that 4pm start time (instead of default 12:00am)
threw me off. I didn't see anywhere that you can change the default starting
time and it was not intuitive(at least not to me).
Will try it out.
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