Opened 15 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#1657 closed enhancement (wontfix)

add a toggle to treat episodes with incomplete info as repeats

Reported by: ajlill@… Owned by: gigem
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: mythtv Version: head
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no


Up here in the Great White North, a lot of channels don't provide complete data for a lot of programs especially, but not alway, when they are repeats. The default myth behaviour of recording these can easily fill up your disk, or you max episodes, since it's usually The Simpsons, which is on 24 hours a day. This patch uses a new column in the recorded table, ignoreincomplete int(11), to toggle whether or not to treat these programs as repeats. The patch does not contain the bit to update the schema to add the column.

Attachments (3)

ignoreincomplete.patch (7.0 KB) - added by ajlill@… 15 years ago.
ignoreincomplete.2.patch (5.8 KB) - added by ajlill@… 15 years ago.
Updated patch to 0.20
ignoreincomplete.3.patch (6.3 KB) - added by Tony Lill <ajlill@…> 13 years ago.

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Change History (12)

Changed 15 years ago by ajlill@…

Attachment: ignoreincomplete.patch added

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by gigem

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

How many series actually have this listing problem? Unless it's a large number, you should use a Custom Record to exclude generic episodes. There is an example in the Custom Record dialog called "Exclude unidentified episodes" for doing this. Combine it with the "Match an exact title" example and it should do what you want.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by anonymous

Resolution: wontfix
Status: closedreopened

30 and counting. A lot of canadian stations put out this bogus show info whenever they are showing a repeat and the american station they bought the show from is showing something else.

Besides, I was brought up to believe that computers were meant to work for you, not the other way around!

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by Isaac Richards

Owner: changed from Isaac Richards to gigem
Status: reopenednew

Changed 15 years ago by ajlill@…

Attachment: ignoreincomplete.2.patch added

Updated patch to 0.20

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by danielk

Milestone: 0.22
Status: newinfoneeded_new
Version: head

please update the patch to head...

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by stuartm

Resolution: invalid
Status: infoneeded_newclosed

Requested info not supplied after 30 days.

Changed 13 years ago by Tony Lill <ajlill@…>

Attachment: ignoreincomplete.3.patch added

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by Tony Lill <ajlill@…>

Resolution: invalid
Status: closednew

Gee, the ticket is two years old, why so impatient now ;-)

comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by Dibblah

Status: newassigned

comment:8 Changed 12 years ago by stuartm

Milestone: 0.22unknown

comment:9 Changed 12 years ago by sphery

Resolution: wontfix
Status: assignedclosed

In current MythTV (including 0.21-fixes), you may create a recording rule and specify a "Duplicate In" value of "Exclude unidentified episodes" (see [12433]), which tells MythTV not to record the episode if it's a generic episode.

  • On Apr 12, 2006, this ticket was closed/wontfix with a recommendation to use a Custom Recording rule specifying "Exclude unidentified episodes."
  • On Apr 23, 2006, the reporter re-opened the ticket saying that over 30 rules would need to be changed to custom rules, so it's too many for custom rules.
  • On Jan 6, 2007, [12433] made it possible to specify "Exclude unidentified episodes" without using custom rules.

Since the new filter checks that category is series and that the programid ends with '0000', it overlaps the code that sets generic (in programs/mythfilldatabase/main.cpp around line 716), so you should get the same behavior by using the "new" "Exclude unidentified episodes" dupin value on a normal recording rule without needing a new filter.

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