[mythtv-users] how "should" the scheduler work..

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Sep 5 04:36:17 UTC 2008

On Sep 4, 2008, at 8:37 PM, Steve Heistand wrote:

> so today I doing my weekly scan of the movie channels picking things  
> I want mythtv to record for me.
> I normally select the "record at anytime on channel..." option and  
> let it figure things out for itself.
> However today it wanted to record a movie at the same time as some  
> other regularly schedule programs.
> The movie however was being shown many times and even in one case it  
> was shown just earlier that same
> day with no other conflicts but yet the scheduler didnt see that  
> option.
> so I guess how hard does it really try to shuffle recordings around  
> to avoid conflicts is my question?

I'm not going to pretend I know how scheduling works (it's a mystery  
wrapped in an enigma and all that...), but I know that there is an  
option to allow programs to record later if it is available on a  
higher priority tuner. That's probably what you're running into.

It is a problem when you have a movie with the same name as a program.  
I usually avoid the problem by finding some other difference between  
the movie and program (like the description) and make a custom rule to  
account for it such as: AND program.description LIKE '%uniqueidentifier 


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