[mythtv-users] Missing option "Show 'LiveTV' recordings when using "All Programs" filter"

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Nov 14 02:22:57 UTC 2009

<fixed broken attributions>

On 11/07/2009 06:39 PM, Chuck Peters wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 10:51 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 11/07/2009 03:52 AM, Chuck Peters wrote:
>>> I have been looking for this setting in the frontend, but haven't had much
>>> luck so far.
>>> I did find a post on the ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=478645suggesting
>>> how to turn it on.
>>> "Setup">"TV Settings">"Playback">go to the fourth screen>make sure that
>>> the
>>> default group filter to apply is set to "All Programs." Also, make sure
>>> that
>>> "Show 'LiveTV' recordings when using "All Programs" filter is checked.
>> In Watch Recordings, hit MENU, Change Group View, and check the box by
>> LiveTV.
> I appreciate your taking the time to answer my question, but that isn't what
> I was asking about.  In .21 and other older versions of MythTV, an option
> configured through the frontend displayed Live shows along with all the
> other programs.  In other words "All Programs" actually showed all programs,
> not all programs minus LiveTV.


So, again, "In Watch Recordings, hit MENU, Change Group View, and check 
the box by LiveTV."

>>> I just browsed some of the settings in mythweb and all frontends hosts
>>> except one has a setting of 1 for LiveTVInAllPrograms.  That should be it,
>>> but it isn't displaying the Live shows.  How do I fix this?
>> That setting doesn't work the way you'd expect--because there's more to it
>> than just that setting.  That's why direct editing isn't recommended.  :)
> I didn't edit the settings.  I browsed the db through mythweb and I assume
> they were there from the .21 settings.

While editing setting values in MythWeb is tantamount to direct DB 
editing, the point I was trying to make was that the setting "value" 
(name) doesn't necessarily fully describe its purpose or its usage, let 
alone indicate the possible and valid "data" (values) for the setting.


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