[mythtv] Bug with similar shows back to back

Bruce Markey bjm at lvcm.com
Wed Oct 29 16:40:33 EST 2003

Eric Thelin wrote:
> I have been seeing a strange bug in the conflict resolution (and
> possibly scheduling) portions of myth.  Lets say there is a show that I
> want to record anytime it is on.  And they start airing two part
> episodes back to back.  Each is 30 minutes long and because of bad data
> in the sources for the EPG there is no mention that they are part one
> and part two so they both have exactly the same title and subtitle.

And description? All three have to match to be considered a

> I can understand that the conflict resolution may consider that they are
> duplicates and only record the first but I am seeing one step beyond
> that.  On the conflict resolution page the second episode is not even
> shown.  And the second episode then doesn't record.

There are two existing solutions for situations like this.

First, select the title from any of the pages under Schedule
Recordings. Press "I", and if you don't use Advanced Options
by default, press "I" again. Check the box for "Allow recording
even if duplicate episode". If it is something that is repeated
often on cable, this may record a lot of duplicates which may
not be what you want in the long run.

The second approach is to select part 2 and mark it for "Record
only this showing...". This will ignore the fact that it is a

--  bjm

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