[mythtv-users] Need help with Recording rules and templates

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 16:54:30 UTC 2020

On 9/13/20 12:20 PM, Jim Abernathy wrote:
> I know this is doable, but I'm having issues.  I want to setup 
> multiple templates so I can have one for Sports, and one for shows 
> that run after sports. The only difference from Default is the Sports 
> template will end recordings 60 minutes late to allow for overtime or 
> extra innings, etc. The Shows after sports will be similar with 
> different end recording times.
> So I found that in Manage Recording -> Record Rules I can use 'M' menu 
> to create a new template. What I can't figure out is how to specify 
> which template to use when I setup a recording.
> I may have complicated this by using the backend mythtv-setup to 
> create a Sports Storage Group and in the frontend, I created a 
> playback Sports group.
> So now if I select a program that is classified as a Sports program in 
> the guide, it will automatically use the Sports template. I don't want 
> this because not every sports program will run late, for example sport 
> talk shows.
> I also noticed that which template is used is hard to find because 
> it's dependent on which Theme your are using. I had to switch from the 
> Functionality 31 to Mythcenter 1.7 wide to fine this out.
> I have read the wiki on recording rules, but I'm still missing 
> something. I just want to specify which template to use when I select 
> a recording from the guide.
> Jim A
When creating or updating the rule, press M (menu) and at the bottom of 
the list is "Use Template". That will bring in the template values and 
modify the corresponding values in the rule you are creating or updating.


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