[mythtv-users] Quick verification of 'autoexpire'
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Jan 4 20:28:20 UTC 2008
On 01/04/2008 01:43 PM, Jake wrote:
>> With a bone-stock (WRT autoexpire and priorities at
>> least) FC/atrpms installation, with these autoexpired shows get
>> re-recorded if/when they're on again?
> i believe by default auto-expire allows re-record
> but if not it's
> definitely an option in mythtv-setup.
Used to be, but was removed and now autoexpired shows are marked to
allow re-record. In trunk (and soon 0.21), you can tell it to only
allow re-record if the autoexpired show was watched (only trunk supports
the watched flag). By default, in trunk, watched shows that are
autoexpired are allowed to re-record.
> the only time it won't
> re-record as far as i can tell is if the rule is set to record new
> episodes only.
Right--but that has nothing to do with duplicate matching; instead it's
an artifact of the rule itself, though your statement is an important
reminder for those wanting to control re-recording of episodes.
> if you have certain things you know you don't want to expire it's
> pretty easy to disable autoexpire on a per episode or per series
Exactly. Also, when 0.21 is released, take a look at controlling
re-recordability with the watched flag.
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