[mythtv-users] Creating specific rule for search program

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 15:02:00 UTC 2008

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 9:33 AM, Mike Holden <mythtv at mikeholden.org> wrote:

> Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> > I have a similar issue with my "Premier episodes" rule.  What I do is
> > this:
> >
> > Edit the rule
> > Go to program information
> > Select "Show all episdoes matching this title" (not this rule)
> > Select an episode that does not match (they should appear as
> > white/non-recording color)
> > This should start you setting up a new rule which will match all episodes
> > of
> > this show
> >
> > Since the new rule was created after the custom search, it will match all
> > the episodes that the custom search doesn't.
> Thanks for the reply. I suppose there are a few ways of setting up a new
> rule like this, including finding the program in the Program Finder list
> as well.
> How about the situation where all the current program listings match, but
> you want to take out an "insurance policy" rule to ensure that all future
> programs would be recorded, regardless of whether the search matches or
> not. In that situation, I wouldn't be able to find a non-matching episode
> to set up the new rule on.
> I don't have 100% confidence in the UK listings provider as they often get
> things wrong, not in a big way, but in a way that is big enough to cause
> program matching problems.
> I'll give you one specific example of this. A while ago, after reading the
> books for "Wire in the Blood" by Val McDermid, I wanted to set up a rule
> that would record them when they came back on the TV. I knew that Hermione
> Norris was one of the stars, so set up a People Search for her. However
> she was only in the 1st 3 series, but not in series 4 onwards. It would
> have been good to be able to easily set up a Title rule as soon as the
> first episodes started repeating, but instead I had to either set up a
> Record Search watching the title, or keep a close eye out and set up a
> title rule once the non-matching programs came into the schedules.
> Like I said, I'm aware this isn't an insurmountable problem, it just
> strikes me it would be so much easier to set up a program rule when you
> have an example of the program in front of you. I'm reminded of one of a
> small number of useful features in MS Outlook - when creating a new mail
> filter rule, you can use the values from the current mail as examples, and
> simply pick and choose which values for From, To, CC etc. you want to use
> to construct the new rule. It would be good to have an option like this
> when you select a program in screens like Upcoming Recordings.

You can do this from MythWeb.  It allows you to create new rules for
programs already matched by existing rules.  I don't know of a way to do
this from the mythfrontend since it always requires you to edit the existing
rule.  Another thing I found while dealing with my Premier Episodes rule.

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