[mythtv-users] New Custom Record

John Patrick Poet john at BlueSkyTours.com
Mon Dec 13 23:35:16 UTC 2004

On Mon, 13 Dec 2004, Bruce Markey wrote:

> Donavan Stanley wrote:
> > On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 15:01:13 -0800, Bruce Markey <bjm at lvcm.com> wrote:
> >
> >>Brad Templeton wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>As it stands now, myth's "Record new episodes only" generally
> >>sees generic episodes as out of date and marks then as repeats.
> >
> >
> > I'm not sure where you got that idea...
> >From the source code ;-), actual experience, and pointing it out
> to you in a previous discussion as something you may want to
> consider.
> > The new episode only recording
> > doesn't care if it's a generic epsiode or not.  The only thing it
> > cares about is the previously shown flag and/or the orginal air date.
> Generic episodes often have the premier date of the series in
> the original air date field. Consequently, they get marked as
> previouslyshown. Let's look at the poster child:
> mysql> select title,description,seriesid,programid,originalairdate,previouslyshown from program where programid = 'SH2930530000' limit 1\G
> *************************** 1. row ***************************
>           title: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
>     description: A humorous slant on top news stories.
>        seriesid: SH293053
>       programid: SH2930530000
> originalairdate: 1999-01-11
> previouslyshown: 1
> 1 row in set (0.00 sec)
> I personally believe that often where people think they want new
> episodes only, what they really want is to not record all those
> unidentified episodes over and over again and only want to record
> when there is a new unique description. As it stands, your new
> episode feature accomplishes this but doesn't allow recording
> one each of older unique episodes.
> I have been considering adding another dupin for no generics. For
> example, The Sundance Channel is running a series of short
> documentaries under the title "First Amendment Project".
> There are several showings of each part but they've also had
> many generic listings (fewer now than the past few weeks). I don't
> care about the air dates and I don't want to record every single
> unidentified episode. I just want to record one each of the
> identified episodes. I'm doing this with a custom record for now.
> I'm not sure if it would be worthwhile to add a dupin for this
> because suspect that most people would see it as more confusing
> than helpful.
> --  bjm


Since you and Donavan are discussing this, I am hoping that you will
consider another plea I made here:


This also has to do with duplicate detection.



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