[mythtv] Ticket #7389: schedule is set to 10 recordings max but myth keeps recording more

Jay Merrifield fracmak at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 15:09:07 UTC 2009

I think it makes more sense the way it's set up now. Think of it as the
options you set for a recording rule only apply to the recording rule you're
editing. I know you might want it to work with all programs, but imagine
that you set up 2 recording rules, 1 keeps all episodes, 1 only keeps 5.
Well, when it comes time to auto-expire recordings, which recording rule
does it honor? The one saying to keep all the recordings? or the one that
only keeps 5? This is a UI nightmare as well as a logic nightmare to try and
decide what the user intended. Under the scenario you described below, the
current system would work exactly as intended. You'd get the full new season
of scrubs, but it would only keep 5 reruns, then wipe them from the system.
Or if you want to only ever have 5 scrub episodes on your mythbox, set up
the recording rule to be extremely vague and record any episode on any
channel anytime and then set a recording limit

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 10:30 AM, ryan patterson <ryan.goat at gmail.com>wrote:
> I hear what you are saying but the situation you outline is not the
> behavior I meant to suggest would would be preferable.  I will try to
> clarify how I think it should work.  The episode limit should be a per
> recording rule setting.  When Myth schedules recordings based on rules
> that have an episode limit the limit would be compared against the
> number of episodes of the title in current recordings at that time.
> Here is how your example of two Scrubs recording rules would work:
> The first rule has no episode limit.  It will record every showing in
> the weekly time slot (regardless of any episode limit in the second
> rule).  The second rule has a five episode limit.  So it will only
> record a rerun if the total number of Scrubs episodes in current
> recordings (new + reruns) is less than five.  So you will get the
> entire new season of Scrubs, but you will only get reruns if there is
> currently a low number of Scrubs episodes waiting to be watched.
> I realize this would not easily work together with the "record new and
> expire old" setting.
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