[mythtv-users] Enhancement suggestion

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Jun 25 19:30:34 UTC 2008

On Jun 25, 2008, at 12:10 PM, Mark Greenwood wrote:

> I don't know if there's a better place for this kind of thing to go,  
> so here goes.
> Just looking through the scheduling options, I think there's another  
> one that would be useful, certainly to me. I'd like an option like  
> 'Record this program at any time on this day of the week every  
> week'. That could probably be worded better.
> Why? Well sometimes a program's start time will change, but it stays  
> on the same day of the week. Now, I want to record that day's  
> showing and not record the repeat later in the week and also avoid  
> the situation where myth decides to not record the first showing and  
> record the repeat instead, as it sometimes does when I select 'find  
> and record one showing each week'. For these programs that move,  
> 'Record in this timeslot every week' is not appropriate.
> Perhaps, as an alternative, 'Find and record one showing of this  
> title every week' could be made to give priority to the first  
> showing of a particular episode.
> Just a suggestion, but I think it would be useful. I'd certainly use  
> it for nearly all my schedules.
> Mark

I'm not saying this shouldn't be done, but if you want to do it right  
now, you should set up a custom record rule. The magic SQL to add onto  
the end of your rule is:

where DAYOFWEEK(`starttime`) = 1

If you want it to only record on Sundays. 2=Monday... 7=Saturday


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