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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Jan 2 09:23:12 EST 2006

Kevin Kuphal wrote:

> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> 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).
> Is it the case then that you use alot of category recordings?  
> Otherwise, if you choose to schedule it for recording, I would think 
> either a) you wanted to see it or b) found it interesting enough to 
> check it out and if you find later you've seen it then you just 
> delete, with prejudice.  I suppose if you had alot of category record 
> rules or other "automatic" catches it would make sense but it seems 
> fluff to me because you'll see those recordings ahead of time in 
> upcoming recordings and can remove them or you simply just never 
> choose to schedule them individually in the first place.

My movie recording rules aren't necessarily category recordings--most 
are "find once" rules that I make when I see a description that sounds 
interesting.  However, if Myth told me I'd already seen a show, I won't 
"get my hopes up only to be crushed by the realization that it's a 
'repeat.'".  ;)

Also, I even use the database in non-Myth situations.  I.e. a  friend 
invites me over to watch movies and lists several DVD's from which we 
can choose and wants to know which I've seen.  A quick query tells me 
what I need to know.


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