[mythtv-users] Duplicate recordings for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Deyan mythtv at bektchiev.net
Wed Nov 3 22:59:42 UTC 2010

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 15:52, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>  On 11/03/2010 06:46 PM, Deyan wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 15:06, Michael T. Dean<mtdean at thirdcontact.com>
>>  wrote:
>>>  On 11/03/2010 06:00 PM, David Engel wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Nov 03, 2010 at 01:21:00PM -0700, Deyan wrote:
>>>>> Every once in a while I'd get a repeat of the Tonight Show to be
>>>>> recorded although my rule specifies to "Exclude Repeat Episodes" and
>>>>> the program id matches the id of what is in the oldrecorded table.
>>>>> Looking at the program table all rows have the previouslyshown flag
>>>>> set to 0 (false) so maybe this is what is causing the issue but I
>>>>> wanted to know if there was a way to exclude these episodes from being
>>>>> recorded again.
>>>>> Here are links to the contents of the program and oldrecorded tables,
>>>>> and the mythbackend --testschedule.
>>>>> http://rapidshare.com/files/428735103/testschedule.txt
>>>>> http://rapidshare.com/files/428735389/sql.out
>>>> The duplicate column in oldrecorded is 0 for the episode that was
>>>> previously recorded.  That can only happen if someone chose one of the
>>>> "allow re-record" options in the Watch Recordings or Previously
>>>> Recorded screens.
>>> Such as happens when a user accidentally scrolled to "Delete, and allow
>>> re-record" instead of "Delete" (or "Yes, and allow re-record" instead of
>>> "Yes, delete it" if in the delete menu).
>>> (I've done this before, myself.)
>> I never delete these. There is a max of 3 episodes kept and the oldest
>> one gets expired. Granted I don't watch every single of them but I
>> have other similar rules and only see this behavior with the Tonight
>> Show.
>> Is this how it should work?
> Then you need to tell MythTV not to automatically re-record anything that
> you let auto-expire.
> Re-record Watched
> If set, programs that have been marked as watched and are auto-expired will
> be re-recorded if they are shown again.
> (defaults to enabled)
> /and/ set the episodes as watched after you watch them or:
> Automatically mark a recording as watched
> If set, when you exit near the end of a recording it will be marked as
> watched. The automatic detection is not foolproof, so do not enable this
> setting if you don't want an unwatched recording marked as watched.
> (defaults to disabled)
> Mike

Thanks a lot for the explanation. I'll see how I handle it since on
some of my rules I'd like to keep this behavior and re-record
something that has not been watched.


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