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TVWish is an add-on program that allows the user to maintain large wish lists with thousands of requests for movies, series episodes and other shows so they will be automatically recorded if they appear in the user's TV lineup.

TVWish also supports importing lists live from a web URL, so that external critics and friends, when trusted, can put up pages with shows, and your box will record them.

The full list of features, documentation and tarball can be found at

Compatibility issues:

  1. tvwish uses mysql.txt instead of config.xml. Refer to MySQL on how to create the mysql.txt file if necessary.
  2. if tvwish does not actually schedule recordings then tvwish may need to be updated as follows (per mythtv-users TVWish compatible with 0.27?):
    * Replace line 987: my $resu = backend_command( "RESCHEDULE_RECORDINGS -1" );
    * With:             my $resu = backend_command( "RESCHEDULE_RECORDINGS[]:[]MATCH 0 0 0 - tvwish" );