[mythtv] Favorite or Priority Channel Recording Rule Filter

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Oct 17 12:54:37 UTC 2019

On 10/16/2019 03:48 PM, David Engel wrote:
> Would you all rather have a "Favorite channel" or a "Priority channel"
> recording rule filter?  The former would only match channels in
> channel group 1 (aka Favorites).  The latter would only match channels
> with a recording priority greater than or equal to 0.
> I used my own version of a priority channel filter for a long time but
> deleted it a while ago.  I now have a need to use something similar
> again and thought I'd make it an officially supported feature this
> time around.

I'm guessing most users would be less annoyed by having to increase the 
priority of some channel(s) than by having to make the 
much-more-user-visible change of adding some channel(s) to Favorites 
group--especially if the channel is not really a favorite.

That said, it does seem that either way users could easily make the 
filter basically moot by overuse/abuse--having to add too many channels 
to the prioritized/favorites list to cover all the rules where they 
think they need the filter.  Do you think the added 
visibility/accessibility of the filter is better than just using custom 
rules with the "Only channels from the Favorites group" example clause 
and/or adding another "Only prioritized channels" example clause--both 
of which would allow changing the specifics (group name/priority value)?

(I don't have a strong position either way, so I'm just playing devil's 


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