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

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 18:06:23 UTC 2020

On Sun, Sep 13, 2020, 12:56 PM Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Peter

Thanks a lot. I would not have stumbled across that in a million years.
This should make my life easier.

Jim A
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