[mythtv-users] Disappearing recordings on schedule update

Bruce Markey bjm at lvcm.com
Sun May 23 16:31:58 EDT 2004

Nick Craig-Wood wrote:
> On Sun, May 23, 2004 at 11:14:15AM -0700, Bruce Markey wrote:
>>However, in 0.15, which will be released in the next few days, there
>>is a new record type called FindOne that automatically does this
>>for you. If you choose "Record one showing of this program" the
>>scheduler will find the first showing that it can fit without a
>>conflict, record it then remove this record rule.
> Excellent news!  That sounds perfect for recording films and other one
> off programs.  It sounds error prone for recording parts of series but
> I don't think you'd use it for that anyway.

Exactly, good observation. In order for it to work as intended
it has to look at the title only and ignore the description so
that it won't get tripped up by "(Dolby)" vs "(Stereo)" or "(Live)"
vs "(Taped)". An All or Channel record for a series will be able
to choose any showing of a unique episode in a series and this is
intended to allow that same behaviour for a single episode show.

Here are some situations where this is useful.

Recording a special on a station that is flaky about changing their
schedule (MTV, VH1, SpikeTV to name a few in the US).

Recording a movie at a time that doesn't conflict when it is often
repeated and may even appear on more than one channel (HBO, HBOP,
HBOSIG, etc.).

Sample any episode of a series you've never seen just to see if you
like it.

If you find an interesting movie or special that has already started,
use this type and it will try to find a complete showing in the future.
If there isn't one it will record the remainder of the the current

For a specific episode of a series or for a live sporting event or
such you would still want use Single to be sure to get a specific

> I shall look forward to the release of 0.15!

RSN =).

--  bjm

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