Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#9685 closed Bug Report - General (Won't Fix)

Duplicate detection doesn't work with Power Search

Reported by: michal@… Owned by: gigem
Priority: major Milestone: unknown
Component: MythTV - Scheduling Version: 0.24-fixes
Severity: medium Keywords: power search duplicate
Cc: Ticket locked: no


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.

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schedule.pdf (107.3 KB) - added by michal@… 9 years ago.
schedule config
programmes.pdf (97.7 KB) - added by michal@… 9 years ago.
matching programmes

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Change History (8)

Changed 9 years ago by michal@…

Attachment: schedule.pdf added

schedule config

Changed 9 years ago by michal@…

Attachment: programmes.pdf added

matching programmes

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by gigem

Status: newinfoneeded_new

Please try using mythfrontend instead of mythweb. Perhaps there is a problem with mythweb creating custom rules since it works fine for me with mythfrontend.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by michal@…

Nope, a rule created within mythfrontend has the same result. Only difference is that it doesn't show as a recording rule in mythfrontend (it does in mythweb), whereas the one created in mythweb does show up as a (Power Search) in mythfrontend's recording rules.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by gigem

OK, something's not right here. Let's try this one step at a time.

Using mythfrontend, go to the Custom Record screen. Enter "Test Rule" in the rule name box and put the following in the phrase box:

program.title="The Hives"

Then choose the Test button. This should bring up a list of those shows.

If the above works, exit the program list and change the phrase box to the following:

program.category="rock am ring 2010"

Then choose the Test button again.

If that works, go back and change the phrase box to the following:

program.category LIKE "%rock am ring%"

Then choose the Test button again.

If that works, go back and then choose the Record button. Change the rule type to Record at any time on any channel and save.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by michal@…

Damn, of course... the translation to polish is wrong - it says 'Tytuł' (Title), where it should say 'Podtytuł' (Subtitle), that got me confused. The shows only differ with title and the duplicate detection does not take it into account (maybe it should be an option?).

Please close this one, I'll just put an additional condition on title to the query.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by gigem

Resolution: Won't Fix
Status: infoneeded_newclosed

Closing as "Won't Fix" since it could be considered a bug, but is for a case that was never intended to be handled.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by sphery

Michal, in case you're not subscribed to the development list, please see entire thread at for additional information (last 2 posts should be there within a few hours--next time the archive sync's). Using "Description" or "Subtitle then Description" duplicate matching (rather than "Subtitle") should allow things to work as well as is possible without incorporating duplicate matching in the Power Recording Rule (which is another, but far more complex for the user, option). Note, though, that using description for matching may see future-years' episodes with the same title and description as duplicates.

And, Michal, we would very much appreciate patches for the translation to correct issues like the "Subtitle" translated to "Title". Please see for more information and feel free to get in touch with Warped/warpme if you'd like to work with the Polish team on a section(s) of the translation. Thanks.

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