[mythtv-users] can recording rules be edited?

Ronald Frazier ron at ronfrazier.net
Sun Aug 28 11:18:44 UTC 2011

>> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 07:51:02AM -0400, George Nassas wrote:
>> > On 2011-08-25, at 7:06 AM, Ronald Frazier wrote:
>> >
>> > > I'm actually trying pretty hard to think of a case where one-each-week
>> > > would be appropriate, but I'm having a hard time
>> >
>> > It's appropriate when there's only ever a generic description. One
>> > topical show I record doesn't decide its programme until a few hours
>> > before airtime so there's no schedule description way to tell which
>> > two of the three daily showings are repeats.
>> This is exactly why the find daily and find weekly rules were created.
>> David
> Some of the shows that I watch have unchanging generic descriptions,
> others change.  Choosing the appropriate rule is non-trivial.  Sometimes
> the primitive idea of, record this channel from this time for this
> duration seems desirable.

Well, there's more to it than just the descriptions. For instance,
probably half of the airings of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report
have generic descriptions, yet myth always knows the correct episodes
to record. Same thing with South Park...episode descriptions never
show up until 2 or 3 days before airing, but myth knows 2 weeks ahead
of time that there is a new episode coming up. That's because, while
the description field itself may be generic, the guide data contains a
unique episode ID for each episode. There's actually a lot of shows
where that happens, at least from time to time, but myth always
figures it out by episode ID. In the 6 years I've been using myth,
I've never once had to resort to using a "find weekly/daily" rule.

Ron Frazier

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