[mythtv-users] Enhancement suggestion

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Jun 26 16:21:29 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 12:30:34PM -0700, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> 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:

It would be cool if there were custom defined templates for this sort
of stuff presented in a more "simple/easy" manner. The rule generator 
in older versions was cool (don't get me wrong). None of the frontend
stuff should require a keyboard to use properly.

The idea is that you could download new templates and choose which ones
will be visible by default.

More options exposed by default would be a bad idea. Myth could stand
with some adjustments in that regard. If this isn't something that can
be addressed through themes then mebbe that would be a good future
enhancement. (basically have the most important recording related tasks
in the top level context menu)

> where DAYOFWEEK(`starttime`) = 1
> If you want it to only record on Sundays. 2=Monday... 7=Saturday
> -Brad
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