[mythtv-users] Power search record exclude shows

Jan Ceuleers jan.ceuleers at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 17:06:29 UTC 2011

On 08/25/2011 01:20 AM, jedi wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 05:39:22PM +0100, Nick Morrott wrote:
>> On 24 August 2011 12:25, Brent Bolin<brent.bolin at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 8:40 PM, Ronald Frazier<ron at ronfrazier.net>  wrote:
>>>> then you just need to add
>>>> AND NOT program.title IN ('Show 1', 'Show 2', 'Show 3')
>>> Thanks.  Works perfect.  Seems easier to exclude then trying to keep
>>> up with latest broadcasts.
>> At some point in the future I may well look at the feasibility of
>> adding a "Never record this title" option, which would make power
>      I have something like this. Removes stuff from the recording list
> based on the contents of a tablet that contains program titles. It's
> very handy for "genre" type wishlist rules.
If the list of shows to be excluded is getting a bit too long (for 
example a power search record rule matching movies on multiple channels 
and you don't want to record movies you already have on DVD), then you 
can add something like

AND NOT lower(program.title) IN (SELECT lower(title) FROM theDVDsIvegot)

Then you just create a table called theDVDsIvegot within mythconverg 
with a title column, and add all of your DVD titles to it.

Might slow the scheduler down though, so I don't actually do it this 
way. My movie power search rule actually looks at program.category as 
one of its matching criteria, and I change the category of all upcoming 
showings of movies that I have on DVD to some value that the power rule 
won't trigger on. I do this as part of the daily script that grabs xmltv 

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