[mythtv] RFC: Better handling of time changes for a Single Recording

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Sep 9 16:38:54 UTC 2009

On 09/09/2009 05:52 AM, Matthias Dahl wrote:
> Lately I have missed several single recordings because the EPG data changed 
> which led to a state change of the scheduled recording from "Will Record" to 
> "Not Listed". In one case this happened as late as 10 minutes before the 
> actual recording started.
> IMHO this shouldn't happen. A DVR should not expect a user to check the 
> scheduled recordings just before it is about to start if he/she really wants 
> to make sure it gets recorded. Naturally there is always the possibility to 
> use a manual record which is quite uncomfortable and lacks the EPG data that 
> usually gets recorded along side with the show. One could also choose a 
> different recording type but those have their own pitfalls and aren't really 
> suited for a single recording at a specific date, time and channel.

Best solution, don't use a timeslot recording rule, as described in 
http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-12.html . Instead, use an "any 
time" rule or a "find one" rule.

See, also, http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/4879 .


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