[mythtv-users] Custom record for re-recording shows before a certain date

David Engel david at istwok.net
Fri Aug 12 15:10:33 UTC 2011

On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 09:28:47AM -0400, Ian Evans wrote:
> A while back I had a thread about a PSIP problem with one of the
> networks I was recording.
> "One show keeps going to descriptive audio in English AC3 2ch":
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/479513
> Since the show's in syndication. I thought I'd re-record the episodes
> with the mislabelled audio tracks. They were all broadcast before June
> 23rd of this year.
> Would a custom search like this do the trick?
> Additional tables = ", recordedprogram"
> Search phrase = "program.programid = recordedprogram.programid and
> recordedprogram.starttime < "2011-06-23"

There are a couple of issues.

First, this will cover every program you already have recorded,
including generics.  This might or might not be what you want.  If it
isn't, you'll need to narrow the scope somehow.  If many titles are
covered, you could move them all to a "Re-Record" recording group and
match on that.

Second, you'll need to defeat the duplicate checking for those
programs you want to re-record.  The best way to do that is to go into
the frontend and choose the "Allow this program to re-record" option
for each program.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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