[mythtv-users] two active recording rules force a later recording?

Bill Bogstad bogstad at pobox.com
Wed Sep 28 07:46:33 UTC 2011

On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 10:59 PM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 09/25/2011 06:05 PM, Bill Bogstad wrote:
> Are you saying it records the later showing instead of the first showing
> (versus saying that it records both showings)?

Under upcoming recordings, it showed that it would record just the
later showing.  I didn't wait for this to happen and forced a
recording of the earlier showing when I noticed it.

> If so, MythTV only does that if you have a conflict wherein
> higher-priority shows occupy all tuners on the first airing or when you
> tell MythTV to record the later showings with:

There were no conflicts during the earlier showing.  I believe that
"Pan Am" was a show where this was happening.  In the case of "Pan
Am", all of my tuners were shown as idle for hours around the earlier
showing on Sunday and it was still going to record next Friday's

> Reschedule higher priorities
> Move higher priority programs to other cards and showings when resolving
> conflicts. This can be used to record lower priority programs that would
> otherwise not be recorded, but risks missing a higher priority program
> if the schedule changes.

I don't think this should be relevant as all tuners were idle so there
were no conflicts to resolve.

> (which is enabled by default).  You can disable that setting, then it
> will always record the first showing (except in the above-mentioned case
> of conflicts, at which point you can add manual overrides to do what you
> want).

I checked and I do have reschedule higher priorities turned on.  But
as I said, I don't see how that would matter if there weren't any
conflicts.  Unfortunately, I can't find any pilots in the future whose
Schedules Direct listings match the record all first showings of
pilots rule as well as having a repeat broadcast in the two week
window that the listings cover.

In a separate issue (not really a problem with MythTV),  I found a
non-repeat pilot showing which doesn't match the rule because its'
Schedules Direct episode number does not end in a 1.  It appears on
the ABC network: Last Man Standing on 10/11.  While doing a listings
search for pilots in general, I found a number of other pilots which
are repeats from previous seasons whose episode numbers also don't end
in 1.  So it would appear that the record all non-repeat pilots rule
isn't all that great anyway.  Still it would be nice to know why the
earlier showing was going to be ignored.

Bill Bogstad

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