[mythtv-users] Custom record rule not matching episodes with different (matching) title

Daniel Walton dwalton at cisco.com
Mon Aug 7 12:51:53 UTC 2006

On Mon, 7 Aug 2006 chris at cpr.homelinux.net wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 04:13:54AM +0100, Nick wrote:
> > The listing for this same episode on five (this coming Friday) still
> > shows the episode as set to record, even though it has been recorded,
> > and the subtitles are the same. However, one difference is the title
> > in the listings for this upcoming episode is "Law & Order", not "Law
> > and Order" that the just-recorded episode used.
> The search rule only determines which shows are candidates for
> recording, but doesn't imply any grouping for dupe detection.
> Since "L&O" and "L and O" are different series they are
> dupe-checked independently.

Nick you could attempt to hack the mythfilldatabase code so that whenver it sees
"Law and Order" it changes it to "Law & Order" (or the other way around if I
have it backwards).  You would probably also want to make the same changes to
all of the episodes in your "previously recorded" list.


> > The following week there is the next (and last) episode of season 12
> > on five, which is currently in the listings as being titled "Law and
> > Order". Interestingly, this is _not_ listed as an upcoming-recording,
> > which reinforces my belief about the different titles interfering with
> > the rule matching.
> Is it marked as "previously recorded" or did it simply not make it
> into the candidate list?  I noticed that some shows actually change
> the title on special occasions.  I almost missed the finale of "The
> Apprentise" two seasons ago because the last episode was titled
> "The Apprentise - Season Finale" (or something like that) and I
> wasn't using a "LIKE" rule with a trailing % (to avoid shows like
> "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz").
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