[mythtv] Service API RecordSchedule shortcoming

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Sat Sep 5 00:35:55 UTC 2020

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 6:10 PM Bill Meek <keemllib at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 9/4/20 4:17 PM, Peter Bennett wrote:
> >
> > When creating or updating a recording schedule with the service API, you
> can specify a Recording Group (recgroup). However if you provide a new
> > recording group, the service API disregards it and sets the Recording
> Group to "Default".
> >
> > There is no service API method to create a new recording group.
> >
> > In MythFrontend, recording groups are created just by entering a new one
> when setting up a recording rule.
> >
> > Note there is no way to delete a recording group, either with the
> frontend or the API.
> >
> > I propose to change the Service API so that it will create a new
> recording group if one is supplied that does not already exist. This is in
> line
> > with how the frontend works, and will solve my problem.
> >
> > Anybody have any comments or objections?
> >
> > Peter
> Just tested the above and agree, the new RecGroup was ignored.
> Dvr/GetRecGroupList
> didn't display it either. So, it doesn't exist in any record.recgroup or in
> recgroups.
> No objections, it's broken.

Personally, I think a new call should be added for the creation of a new
recording group. That would allow the specification of a recording group
"template" including the filters and such. While that is different than the
current frontend behavior, I would argue that the current frontend behavior
is not ideal.

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