[mythtv] Marking programmes as 'previously seen/recorded'

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Jan 1 13:28:16 EST 2006

Kevin Kuphal wrote:

> Stuart Morgan wrote:
>> I thought a useful addition would be the option to mark programs in 
>> the guide as 'Previously seen'. Essentially adding them to the 
>> oldrecorded table without actually recording them.
>> There are a large number of repeats on currently which have not been 
>> previously recorded on the Myth box nor marked as reruns by the 
>> listing provider. There are also many films which I saw pre-myth. 
>> Marking them as recorded now will avoid me re-recording and wasting 
>> scheduling time/space in the future.
>> Would anyone else appreciate this facility?
> If something is scheduled you can mark it as Never Record which does 
> this.  I'm not sure why you would need to mark something as never 
> record that you are not currently scheduled to record...

Because my Myth box has better long-term memory than I do.  :)  Creating 
a one-time record rule, marking it "Never Record", and then deleting the 
rule is way too much work.  I like to add movies that I've seen to the 
oldrecorded table just in case I forget when it airs again in 2 years 
and set a record rule (or, if I'm thinking, so I can run a quick query 
in 2 years to see whether I've seen it).

So, yes, I would appreciate this facility (and even mentioned it in 
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/169971#169971 ), but as 
I mentioned in that post, I won't have a chance to work on it for a 
while.  I was thinking it would be an easy addition to MythWeb, but if 
available there, it should also be available in the MythTV GUI, too.


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