[mythtv-users] MythTV keeps wanting to record the same episode
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Aug 29 01:48:06 UTC 2010
On 08/28/2010 05:34 PM, Ozzy Lash wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 10:05 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 08/28/2010 02:04 AM, Ozzy Lash wrote:
>>>> If you disable the setting
>>>> Re-record Watched
>>>> If set, programs that have been marked as watched and are auto-expired
>>>> be re-recorded if they are shown again.
>>>> then watched shows won't be re-recorded.
>>> I didn't know I had that setting checked. Is that something that
>>> applies to new rules as they are created (like the preference to make
>>> recordings auto expire) or is it a setting that will apply tao all
>>> current and new recording rules? I'm not sure why some of my rules
>>> seemed to work as expected, and some not. I've disabled it in the
>>> settings, so I guess I'll see how things behave now.
>> It applies to auto-expire, not to rules, so it will work globally.
> So it gets marked when it is auto-expired, not when it would be
> recorded again.
When auto-expired, the decision is made whether to enable re-record or not.
> So by changing it, now, it will go ahead and record
> things if they were previously watched, but auto-expired while the
> setting was off.
The default for "Re-record Watched" is enabled, so if you had turned it
off, then every show expired while it was disabled was marked to allow
re-record. Therefore, any of those episodes that were expired and
marked to allow re-record will be re-recorded when next aired.
However, if you re-enable the setting, then when watched shows are
expired, they will not be changed to allow re-record.
> So it will help in the future, but for a while, I'll still have the same issue.
I think that's what you're saying.
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