[mythtv-users] one show known by more than one name

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu May 13 17:40:59 UTC 2010

On 05/13/2010 01:21 PM, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-05-13 at 12:45 -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> Just use a single custom/power recording rule for these corner cases and
>> it solves all the problems.  Use the "Match words in the title" example.
> OK.  That solves the episode limit problem.  But how does such a
> recording rule work out duplicate/repeats?  By matching Title and
> Subtitle, so that the same Subtitle for an "Oprah Winfrey" show and an
> "The Oprah Winfrey Show" are not considered the same?  For Schedules
> Direct where there is a Program ID, is that use in conjunction to or
> instead of Title/Subtitle?

Title is always a factor in duplicate matching.  If a show is 
retroactively renamed, it will break duplicate matching--but in such a 
way that you re-record episodes (so false negatives--which are 
recoverable by just deleting the extra episodes, or marking them to 
Never Record when you realize you've seen them, or using a recording 
rule that only records new episodes or something).  Then again, if it 
was an actual title change (like the one for NCIS, which removed the 
periods), maybe TMS will always use the proper "historical" name for the 
old episodes.


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