[mythtv-users] Quick verification of 'autoexpire'

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Jan 4 20:28:20 UTC 2008

On 01/04/2008 01:43 PM, Jake wrote:
>>         With a bone-stock (WRT autoexpire and priorities at
>> least) FC/atrpms installation, with these autoexpired shows get
>> re-recorded if/when they're on again?
> i believe by default auto-expire allows re-record


>  but if not it's
> definitely an option in mythtv-setup.

Used to be, but was removed and now autoexpired shows are marked to 
allow re-record.  In trunk (and soon 0.21), you can tell it to only 
allow re-record if the autoexpired show was watched (only trunk supports 
the watched flag).  By default, in trunk, watched shows that are 
autoexpired are allowed to re-record.

>   the only time it won't
> re-record as far as i can tell is if the rule is set to record new
> episodes only.

Right--but that has nothing to do with duplicate matching; instead it's 
an artifact of the rule itself, though your statement is an important 
reminder for those wanting to control re-recording of episodes.

> if you have certain things you know you don't want to expire it's
> pretty easy to disable autoexpire on a per episode or per series
> basis.

Exactly.  Also, when 0.21 is released, take a look at controlling 
re-recordability with the watched flag.


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