[mythtv-users] "Record Only This Showing" & duplicate matching

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Mar 18 17:11:52 UTC 2014

On 03/18/2014 12:05 PM, George Nassas wrote:
> On Mar 18, 2014, at 10:33 AM, David Engel wrote:
>> There are "Record this showing" and "Record one showing" (old "Find
>> one") rules.  I'm going to assume your "record once" is the latter.
> I mean "record this showing" like in the subject. When I retested after the first response I saw "single recording" in the status and then typed it as "record one" which introduced a distraction that I didn't intend.
> That said, I'd reiterate that the behaviour of "record this showing" is wrong or at least unhelpful. It reads as an imperative "do this" not "do this... maybe" so I wonder if a naive user would get surprised by what actually happens.

If "Record this showing" sounds imperative, wouldn't you say "Record all 
showings" sounds just as imperative.  Both are affected by the 
(user-specified-in-the-same-rule) duplicate matching policy.

> Further, why is the option to disable duplicate matching greyed out in the recording rule detail editor?

Are you talking about MythWeb or mythfrontend?

>   It makes sense if "record this" was outside of the duplicate matching scheme but it isn't so you ought to have a chance to opt out.
> Anyway, thanks for the authoritative answer!


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