[mythtv-users] Watch List not considering season/episode order?

David Engel david at istwok.net
Mon Jul 2 15:46:14 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jul 02, 2012 at 10:19:20AM +0100, John Veness wrote:
> I use the Watch List feature in MythTV Watch Recordings, which I
> believe is supposed to show you the next episode that should be
> watched in all your shows. However, I've recently realised that it
> isn't always showing me the correct next episode. Before I open this
> as a bug, I wanted to check my understanding of it, as I couldn't
> find anything in the documentation about how exactly the Watch List
> feature works.
> At the moment, I think it is showing me the earliest recorded
> unwatched episode in each show. However, often shows here (in UK,
> especially repeats of series like CSI on Channel 5) get shown and
> recorded out-of-order. I use the new metadata feature to manually
> add season/episode number data to each show, and have my sort order
> set to season/episode. This means that shows are in the correct
> order when I select the show itself.
> However, the Watch List feature doesn't seem to take account of this
> and is still (I think) just showing me the earliest recorded
> episode, ignoring the season/episode numbering and the sort order
> that I set. Does that fit with other people's experiences too?
> If it's relevant, our data in the UK doesn't have original-air-date
> metadata.

The developer who created the Watch List no longer works on MythTV.
None of the current deveopers use the feature, so it doesn't get any
attention other than to fix obvious breakage.  Any changes in
functionality such as you propose will have to come from contributed

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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