[mythtv-users] What's the difference between "record new episodes" and "exclude old episodes"?

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Fri Mar 12 12:49:34 UTC 2010

David Engel wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 02:35:40PM -0800, Kevin Ross wrote:
>> In the recording rules filter options, we have the choice of recording only
>> new episodes, and excluding repeat episodes.  What's the difference?
> "record new episodes only" matches all programs, old or new, but only
> records the new ones.  The old ones get marked as repeats in the
> upcoming recordings and then later in the history.  "exclude old
> episodes" only matches the new programs and the old ones are
> completely ignored.  It mostly boils down to a matter or user
> preference.  
A subtle distinction is that for one of them (I forget which), if you tick "show 
duplicates" in mythweb, you don't see any. This can make finding other showings 
of this title tricky. Learned this one the hard way when I missed a recording 
because I had chosen the wrong option.


Mike Perkins

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