[mythtv-users] Prioritize new episodes...

Kris B. krisbee at krisbee.com
Wed Sep 14 13:52:21 UTC 2011

On Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:04 AM, "Tom Bongiorno"
<two.bits.11 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a handful of kids shows that record once a week with the "Find
> and record one showing of this title each week." setting in MythWeb.
> I also limit the number of episodes per title.  This helps rotate my
> catalog of kids shows.  This works well, but I want to ensure that new
> episodes will be selected before reruns.  Is there an option that I am
> missing or do I need to make a custom priority?  Thanks in advance.
> -Tom

Tom, I am not sure this is even the right way to do it, but what I do is
make two entries, and one of them has a higher priority (with a larger
retain # of episodes cache), and filtered to new episodes only, and then
I have a second entry for the same show with a lower priority. 

This is so I can get reruns of Family Guy and Simpsons, and they record
daily and disappear after two weeks regardless, while new episodes will
ALWAYS record due to the higher priority and stick around.  The reruns
have a hard cut commercial remove and transcode so I can watch them on
my rokus in any room commercial-free, while the newer episodes are
transcoded, but no commercials are removed (but they are flagged).  The
hard-cut isn't always perfect, and I lose the end credits/coda sometimes
but since it is a rerun, I don't really care.

  Kris B.
  krisbee at krisbee.com

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