[mythtv] "Record new episodes only" not working as anticipated

Carl Reynolds mythtv-dev at hyperbole-software.com
Mon Jan 23 17:17:46 UTC 2006

Endaf Jones wrote:

>Upon further search into the database, I can see that
>"previouslyshown" is set to "0" for the program that is going to be
>recorded, despite it being originally aired 2001-12-20.
>Who's the source of the the "previouslyshown" field?  DataDirect or
>Guess I'll have to pull down a DataDirect snippet and parse it to see.
># Endaf
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Since you're using datadirect as a source for your listings, 
mythfilldatabase uses it to determine whether a show was previously 
shown. The field you want to look at is the 'repeat' attribute on the 
<schedule .../> tag for the specified show. If 'repeat' is not present, 
mythfilldatabase assumes the show was not previously shown.


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