[mythtv] Ticket #9685: Duplicate detection doesn't work with Power Search

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Mar 23 19:35:25 UTC 2011

On 03/23/2011 02:55 PM, David Engel wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 02:11:49PM -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 03/23/2011 08:09 AM, MythTV wrote:
>>> #9685: Duplicate detection doesn't work with Power Search
>>> --------------------------------------+------------------------------------
>>>        Reporter:  michal@…              |      Owner:  gigem
>>>            Type:  Bug Report - General  |     Status:  new
>>>        Priority:  major                 |  Milestone:  unknown
>>>       Component:  MythTV - Scheduling   |    Version:  0.24-fixes
>>>        Severity:  medium                |   Keywords:  power search duplicate
>>> Ticket locked:  0                     |
>>> --------------------------------------+------------------------------------
>>>    When using a Power Search custom schedule, duplicate detection doesn't
>>>    work.
>>>    Please see the attached dumps of schedule configuration page and a
>>>    matching programs list with recording status.
>> Michal,
>> Can you please change "Check for duplicates in:" to "Subtitle then
>> Description" (or just "Description") and let us know if that works
>> properly?  It looks to me like you're telling MythTV to use subtitle for
>> determining which episodes are duplicates, but the series has no
>> subtitles--so MythTV assumes they're all unique (or "generic") episodes.
> Ugh.  I got totally sidetracked thinking there was a fundamental
> problem elsewhere in the power search code.
> You're probably on the right track, Mike.  However, since the
> descriptions appear to all be the same (making them useless) and there
> probably aren't any programids, I think Michal is out of luck.  We
> would need a new dupcheck method which treats all programs (with the
> same title) as duplicates for this particular case to work.  This type
> of case is obscure enough that I'm not sure it's worth the effort.

Isn't title always considered in dupcheck (even for power recording 
rules)?  So, if we have, say, a show called, "The Hives," with 
description, "90 min," and configure a rule using description for 
duplicate matching, it would only match another show with the same title 
and description.

I'm assuming that all episodes of "The Hives" with description "90 min" 
and category "rock am ring 2010" are actually duplicate episodes...  
Now, this may mean that the user needs to create separate power search 
rules for category = "rock am ring 2010" and "rock am ring 2011", but I 
/think/ it would actually do proper duplicate matching--again, assuming 
that all "rock am ring 2010" episodes with the title, "The Hives" are 
the same.


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