[mythtv] PruneList

Isaac Richards mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Wed, 9 Oct 2002 11:00:50 -0400

On Wednesday 09 October 2002 09:40 am, David Watson wrote:
> First, I want to say that I'm relly impressed with mythtv.
> It's much better than anything else I've used or tried to
> hack together myself.  I have some general observations I'll
> post later, but I have a problem first.
> I have several shows set to 'all record' that don't contain
> useful show descriptions in zap2it, namely the subtitle is
> empty, and the description is the same for every episode.
> So, when FillRecordLists runs PruneList, all these shows
> are deleted from the list.
> I'd be happy to submit a patch, but I don't feel familiar enough
> with the code to pick the right solution.  The record show dialog
> already seems pretty overloaded, but I can't think of a good
> automatic algorithm to detect this condition.

Well, CVS requires a subtitle and a description before pruning, but it would 
skip that check if something was already recorded that matched..  I just made 
it also check if the subtitle and description were filled with something 
before checking the list of old recordings to prune dupes.