[mythtv] Ticket #9685: Duplicate detection doesn't work with Power Search

David Engel david at istwok.net
Wed Mar 23 20:57:02 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 03:35:25PM -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 03/23/2011 02:55 PM, David Engel wrote:
> > You're probably on the right track, Mike.  However, since the
> > descriptions appear to all be the same (making them useless) and there
> > probably aren't any programids, I think Michal is out of luck.  We
> > would need a new dupcheck method which treats all programs (with the
> > same title) as duplicates for this particular case to work.  This type
> > of case is obscure enough that I'm not sure it's worth the effort.
> Isn't title always considered in dupcheck (even for power recording 
> rules)?  So, if we have, say, a show called, "The Hives," with 
> description, "90 min," and configure a rule using description for 
> duplicate matching, it would only match another show with the same title 
> and description.
> I'm assuming that all episodes of "The Hives" with description "90 min" 
> and category "rock am ring 2010" are actually duplicate episodes...  
> Now, this may mean that the user needs to create separate power search 
> rules for category = "rock am ring 2010" and "rock am ring 2011", but I 
> /think/ it would actually do proper duplicate matching--again, assuming 
> that all "rock am ring 2010" episodes with the title, "The Hives" are 
> the same.

Ah, yes, I see it now.  I've been fighting a headache most of the day,
so I haven't always been thinking straight.  

I orginally saw "90 min" as the description thought that was useless
in this case because all of the shows have the same description.
Because the titles are different, though, it should work.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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