[mythtv-users] Prioritize new episodes...

George Galt george.galt at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 13:33:21 UTC 2011


On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 10:44 AM, Les Noland <lnoland at xnet.com> wrote:
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>>Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:23 AM
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>>To: Discussion about MythTV
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>>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Prioritize new episodes...
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>>On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 9:52 AM, Kris B. <krisbee at krisbee.com> wrote:
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>>> On Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:04 AM, "Tom Bongiorno"
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>>> <two.bits.11 at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>>> I have a handful of kids shows that record once a week with the "Find
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>>>> and record one showing of this title each week." setting in MythWeb.
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>>>> I also limit the number of episodes per title.  This helps rotate my
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>>>> catalog of kids shows.  This works well, but I want to ensure that new
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>>>> episodes will be selected before reruns.  Is there an option that I am
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>>>> missing or do I need to make a custom priority?  Thanks in advance.
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>>>>
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>>>> -Tom
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>>>
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>>> Tom, I am not sure this is even the right way to do it, but what I do is
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>>> make two entries, and one of them has a higher priority (with a larger
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>>> retain # of episodes cache), and filtered to new episodes only, and then
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>>> I have a second entry for the same show with a lower priority.
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>>>
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>>> This is so I can get reruns of Family Guy and Simpsons, and they record
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>>> daily and disappear after two weeks regardless, while new episodes will
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>>> ALWAYS record due to the higher priority and stick around.  The reruns
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>>> have a hard cut commercial remove and transcode so I can watch them on
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>>> my rokus in any room commercial-free, while the newer episodes are
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>>> transcoded, but no commercials are removed (but they are flagged).  The
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>>> hard-cut isn't always perfect, and I lose the end credits/coda sometimes
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>>> but since it is a rerun, I don't really care.
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>>>
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>>> --
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>>>  Kris B.
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>>>  krisbee at krisbee.com
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>>Kris:
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>>I tried something similar a while back, but the problem I encountered
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>>was that the episodes that expired were treated as "deleted" for the
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>>purposes of rescheduling, so even if I had never watched a rerun, if
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>>it dropped off the queue, it was never re-recorded.  Do you have this
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>>same issue, or have you found a way to have expired episodes be
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>>treated as "deleted and allow re-record"?
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>>Thanks,
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>>George
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> George -
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> If, in your lower priority rule (the one which is designed to pick up
> reruns) you set in record options "Look for duplicates in current recordings
> only" it should only avoid recording a show if it has it already recorded.
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> - Les
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Les:

Thanks.  I believe you intended to respond to the OP.

My issue is that I **want** it to re-record episodes that it has
already recorded and that were expired from the system.  I don't
believe I've found a setting that says "treat expired recordings as
'delete and re-record'"  The system seems to always treat them as
"delete (and do not re-record)".

George


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