[mythtv-users] Can I tell mythfilldatabase not to reschedule?

Jan Ceuleers jan.ceuleers at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 12:59:38 UTC 2022

On 13/02/2022 13:49, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> You may want to consider using one or more of the xmltv
> supplemental filter programs (tv_merge, tv_cat, tv_sort, ...)
> to extract, supplement, and combine the xmltv files before
> loading, so only one mythfilldatabase run is needed.
> You can also use xsltproc to apply style sheets to the
> xml file and adjust the data before loading.

Thank you, but the kind of manipulation I need doing doesn't seem
feasible with those tools.

>> I would like to avoid that by getting mythfilldatabase not to also
>> reschedule, leaving me to do that at the end of the nightly script. Can
>> this be done?
> There are other parts of MythTV that can end up doing
> at least a partial, if not full, reschedule, so simply preventing
> mythfilldatabase from doing one may not actually do what
> you really want (which is to not use the data you have
> loaded until you have adjusted it).
> If at all possible, you should consider using power search
> rules.  If, for example, you want to record a show titled
> "THE SHOW", but you already have series 1-3 on DVD,
> you might replace a simple title match in your recording
> rules with a power search of something like (untested):
>    program.title = 'THE SHOW' AND program.season > 3

I had considered this, but this would cause my current complicated
once-per-day queries to have to be rolled into lots of queries which the
scheduler would then have to execute on each run.

BR, Jan

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