[mythtv-users] Backend (still) always recording duplicates.

Nathan Caldwell saintdev at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 19:46:01 UTC 2007

On 6/11/07, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 06/11/2007 03:05 PM, Nathan Caldwell wrote:
> > On 6/11/07, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On 06/10/2007 08:38 PM, Nathan Caldwell wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi, my backend is always recording duplicate shows.
> >>> I asked about this in February
> >>> (http://mythtv.org/pipermail/mythtv-users/2007-February/169060.html),
> >>> and (sort of) solved it with the help of Bruce Markey
> >>> (http://mythtv.org/pipermail/mythtv-users/2007-February/169199.html).
> >>>
> >>> However, my backend is _still_ attempting to rerecord duplicate shows.
> >>> Not the same ones that were fixed, but any new episode I record, then
> >>> subsequently delete the backend automatically rerecords. Now, I
> >>> understand I could just fix it the same way I did before, but this
> >>> really seems to fix the symptom, not the problem. Are there any
> >>> settings I could check that would cause this behavior? Or, is there
> >>> any way I could fix the problem, so I don't have to fix up the
> >>> database every couple of weeks?
> >>>
> >> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/273410#273410 (and
> >> the rest of the thread)
> > Thanks, Mike.
> > However, I have just the opposite problem. I manually delete all my
> > shows, that's how I notice that duplicates are getting rerecorded. It
> > seems like all new recordings are getting entered with duplicate=0. I
> > looked for the Rerecord watched programs, and couldn't find any
> > setting in the frontend. Although I'm not sure weather the Gentoo
> > maintainers are using .20-fixes or trunk.
> It should be 0.20-fixes, so you shouldn't have the feature, yet.

Well looking through the Gentoo packages, most of the ebuild revision
numbers seem to fall in line with commits to the 0.20-fixes branch.

> >  Like I said, though, It's
> > manually deleted recordings that are the problem. I'm not so sure
> > about autoexpire, as I rarely let shows autoexpire, and if they do I
> > would actually _like_ them to be rerecorded.
> You could get that behavior by using different versions of mythfrontend
> and mythbackend.

Both the frontend and backend are snapshot of revision 13344.

> Otherwise--short of your always choosing, "Delete and
> allow re-record"--I can't think of any possible way manually deleted
> shows would be set to allow re-record.

Only on shows that get recorded incorrectly, and I _want_ to rerecord.

>  And, if new records are actually
> created with duplicate = 0, it's almost definitely a library version
> mismatch.

I didn't know for sure that's what was happening that's why I said 'it
seems like', and I just checkecked and it's not what's happening. One
of the most recent shows (an episode of MythBusters), both the deleted
recording, and the new one have duplicate set to 1.

-Nathan Caldwell

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