[mythtv-users] Duplicate programs being recorded

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Wed Oct 25 04:24:43 UTC 2006

Robert Clark wrote:
> Hi,
> Ever since I upgraded from 0.18 to 0.19 (have not tried 0.20 yet) the 
> duplicate episode matching seems to have failed.
> Specifically, if a program has already been recorded and then expired 
> off the disk, it gets re-recorded. If it is still available in the 
> list of programs currently on the disk, it does *not* get 
> re-recorded.
> I have set the duplicate matching method to just title and subtitle, 
> then recording schedule set to 'any time on any channel' and have 
> verified that the Zap2It provided program ID for the duplicated 
> programs are identical, as are the titles and subtitles.
> I'm not sure how to proceed with investigating this and I'd appreciate 
> any pointers. From my reading of the manual at 
> <http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-12.html>, I can't see 
> anything I've done that would force an episode to be recorded over 
> and over again.
I think there is an option in the settings for "re-record auto expired 
programs".  I'll bet that is on and just needs to be shut off.


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