[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #5846: Recording priority of old programs

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Oct 24 15:02:42 UTC 2008

On 10/21/2008 09:00 PM, MythTV wrote:
>> #5846: Recording priority of old programs
>>  When having multiple recordings scheduled, that conflict - new programs
>>  (air date current) are sometimes skipped over when a conflicting program
>>  with an old (1+ year in past) yet unseen program is scheduled before it:
>>  example:
>>  1900: CSI miami
>>  1900: knight rider
>>  1930: cops
>>  in this case, csi miami aired in 2007, yet knight rider and cops were new
>>  episodes, but because csi miami hadn't yet been watched, it still
>>  recorded.
>>  So: when multiple programs are set to record with the same priority, add
>>  the option of recording the program with the newest air date.
> Comment:
>  Feature request without patch.

Besides, that's how it works--the newest rule wins when there's a tie.  
What the reporter probably doesn't understand is that different 
recording rule types have different prioritization and there are many 
other criteria that affect recording priority--not just the 
rule-specified priority--so the rules were not equal recording priority.

http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/110597#110597 (among 
many other posts from Bruce)

and, for the full story:
http://mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-12.html (whole section--through the 
end of 12.6)


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