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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Aug 13 07:54:24 UTC 2011

On 08/12/2011 11:10 AM, David Engel wrote:
> 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.

Agreed.  Allowing the particular episodes to re-record is the easiest 
way to get them--and that way you can use a normal series recording rule 
to get them.

And note that if you do "Allow this program to re-record" in Watch 
Recordings (on the actual recording), you can keep the existing 
recording and it will still re-record the episode if you were afraid of 
deleting it in case it doesn't re-air.  Then, when you get the 
duplicate, just delete the old/broken recording.  If you use the 
Previously Recorded screen to "Allow this episode to re-record," the 
episode will not be re-recorded as long as the recording of that episode 
exists in current recordings (in the Watch Recordings screen), assuming 
you're using, "Look for duplicates in current and previous recordings" 
(or "Look for duplicates in current recordings only," but you don't want 
that one).  But if you've already deleted the episodes, you can use 
Previously Recorded screen to "Allow this episode to re-record".


As a side note, David (I'm assuming you'll see this since you were 
following the thread), is there a reason we use 2 different wordings 
("Allow this program to re-record" and "Allow this episode to 
re-record") or would it be OK for me to change both to be the same to 
make things easier for translators?  And, if so, which one do you 
prefer?  (Episode seems like it would be more specific--and possibly 
less confusing in Previously Recorded, which is likely why it was used 

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