[mythtv-users] Mythtv is recording shows that have already been recorded?

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 19:09:05 UTC 2007

On 29/11/2007, Daniel Arfsten <darfsten at hotmail.com> wrote:
>  I have a problem with Mythtv recording an episode of Scrubs which has
> already been recorded in the past, watched, and deleted. Is it because after
> I delete it it's not there, so it thinks that it never recorded that
> episode? that would really stink if that's the case. Mythweb states for
> Scrubs to "Find and record one showing of this title each day." and these
> other settings are also checked:
> Check for duplicates in: All recordings
> Duplicate Check method: Subtitle and DescriptionAlso, there's a checkmark
> that I have tried that states, "Record new and expire old".
> It's also happening with other shows like Family Guy which has a recording
> setting of: "Record at any time on channel WCGV."
> So can anyone explain how Mythtv works for recordings that have already been
> recorded, watched, and deleted? Why is it recording it again or this normal?
> Much appreciated.

If your data is providing subtitles and descriptions (and only the
desc is changing) you might want to look into using the Subtitle then
Description duplicate matching.

Nick Morrott

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