[mythtv-users] Preserve This Episode

David Segall david at segall.net
Wed Jan 9 15:50:34 UTC 2008

Justin wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Kevin Kuphal" <kuphal at dls.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 9:02 AM
> To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Preserve This Episode
>> On Jan 8, 2008 8:54 AM, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
>>> On Jan 8, 2008, at 4:12 AM, Bruce Nordstrand wrote:
>>>> What exactly does "Preserve This Episode" mean in the latest trunk
>>>> builds?
>>> I searched the archives and found that Preserve This Episode will not
>>> auto-expire the program if you have a Max Number of Recordings rule
>>> that says to auto-expire when the limit is reached in order to record
>>> a new episode. For example, let's say you have a rule to record a
>>> maximum of 5 episodes of iCarly and set it to auto-expire the oldest
>>> one when a new one comes on to record, but you REALLY love the one
>>> where Spencer makes a butter sculpture and want to watch it over and
>>> over again. You can Preserve This Episode and it won't auto-expire due
>>> to the max recordings rule.
>> This is correct.  :)  I know because I added it a long time ago (to me) as 
>> a
>> feature I loved from my ReplayTV days.  I have indeed used it to save the
>> Friends episode where Joey speaks French (Oh' De Foof).
>> French it up!
>> Kevin
> Just wondering, how is this feature different from just disabling auto 
> expire on one recording?
I believe it is equivalent to disabling auto expire on one recording 
_and_ adding one to the number of recordings to keep. It provides the 
convenience of a one step solution to a problem at the expense of adding 
another option the user has to understand.

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