[mythtv-users] HowTo clear oldrecorded table?

David Engel david at istwok.net
Sun Aug 14 19:44:02 UTC 2011

On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 06:55:29PM +0100, Neil Cooper wrote:
> --- On Sun, 8/14/11, David Engel <david at istwok.net> wrote:
> > Checking the oldrecorded table for duplicate recordings is
> > usually the
> > biggest factor in slow scheduling times. 
> > Consequently, periodically
> > tidying up the oldrecorded table can keep scheduling times
> > from
> > continuously growing.  For example, for series that
> > I'm current on and
> > have set my rules to not record repeats, I routinely go
> > into
> > oldrecorded and delete all entries for those series.
> > 
> > Anyway, Thomas, you don't have to delete every program one
> > at a time.
> > In the "Previously Recorded" screen, press enter on some
> > program and
> > choose the "Remove all episodes for this title"
> > option.  You'll still
> > need to do that for every title, though.
> Isn't this the table that is used to check whether you have already seen/deleted a show so as not to bother recording it again?
> If so, why would you ever want to empty it?

As I already noted, some of my recording rules are set to only record
new episodes.  New in this context means never been shown before as
determined by the originalairdate field.  Once those episdes are
recorded, I know my rules will never match them again, so there is no
point in keeping a historical record of it.  As I also noted before,
getting rid of those useless entries in oldrecorded keeps the
scheduler from having to recheck them all the time and gradually
slowing down over time.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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