[mythtv-users] Why are some seriesid's SHnnnnnnn and some EPnnnnnnn?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Sep 17 04:42:37 UTC 2007

On 09/16/2007 10:45 PM, f-myth-users at media.mit.edu wrote:
> [I'm not sure if this is going to turn into a -dev issue, so I'll
> start on -users for now.]
> Shortly after the DD->SD cutover, I got screwed because one of the
> series I record had its seriesid change from SHnnnnnn format to
> EPnnnnnn format and I didn't catch it in time---because -almost-
> everything else stayed the same.

How do you mean you "got screwed?"  Myth doesn't use the seriesid to
identify shows to record.  It matches on titles.  That's why if you do
an "any time on any channel" rule for "King of the Hill", you'll record
the animated series or any of the (about 4) movies with that title.  Or,
you can get the series House or the (5) movies House...  Or, you can
actually get the X-Files series /and/ the movie spin-off (and many other
similar series/movie spinoff combos).  (Of course, you /could/ make a
custom rule that matches on seriesid (and break this nice feature), but
that doesn't mean you should--see below.)

It is used--in a sense--to detect duplicates.  Therefore, if you mean,
"I got screwed because it recorded a show I had already watched," you
need to rethink your definition of screwed.


(Heh.  And in the second message, Bruce even mentioned that I'll one day
link to his seriesid messages.)


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