[mythtv] Proposed workaround for scheduling problem with overlapped recording rules (bug #3242)
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Mar 29 18:45:11 UTC 2007
On 03/29/2007 01:21 PM, Subbyz wrote:
> Your mention of kDontRecord brings up another point. I tried to find a way
> to mark a recording rule as kDontRecord through the UI, but there doesn't
> appear to be. Did I miss something?
> The reason I'd use it is I have a recording rule that records all programs
> with genre = "Documentary" as a very low priority rule. But there are a
> couple of programs that are marked as "Documentary" in the listings that are
> really just thinly disguised reality programs, which I despise.
> I'd like to have a way to tell Myth *NEVER* to record these few programs no
> matter what even though they would normally be recorded under the
> "Documentary" rule. Seems like a kDontRecord rule with a high priority that
> matches that particular undesireable show title would handle that correctly,
> if there were just some way to set it up through the UI.
> Unfortunately, the "never record" override appears only to apply to a
> particular episode of a show rather than any episode of that show title.
> But again, I may be missing something.
The override works by inserting the program information into the
oldrecorded table (which lists recorded _episodes_) with a marker saying
it should never be recorded. Therefore, it would be impossible for an
override (which uses duplicate matching) to prevent all episodes of a
show from recording--it would require spontaneously "inventing" all the
subtitles and descriptions (as provided by your listings provider) that
exist now and anytime in the future.
I think what you need to do is fix your power recording rule to exclude
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