View Full Version : Record NEW epsiodes only?

2010-05-01, 12:09 AM
Is there a way to do this?

2010-05-01, 12:32 AM
Is there a way to do this?

Depends on the EPG program you use. For example, mc2xml has a flag:

-a append " *" to new programs

Then you can record the programs that end with a "*". I use zap2xml, mc2xml's older brother, this way.

2010-05-01, 05:54 AM
Well that's the way i've had it all along:
zap2xml -u myusername -p mypassword -A

What else am I missing?

2010-05-01, 09:54 AM
The US is one of the very few places that some EPG providers include a unique ID for shows. So with something like schedules direct (I think) you can set the "don't record duplicates" flag in config. This won't only record "NEW" episodes, just "new to you" episodes.

2010-05-01, 10:29 AM
-a and -A are 2 different options...at least for mc2xml...
try it with -a and see if you don't see new shows have added " * " at the end...
then just schedule only the ones with * at end to only get new shows..
usually only works in US and select others like he said..

2010-05-01, 03:48 PM
Thank you both for your feedback. I'll investigate a little further. Because I don't want this on all shows.
So if this affects all recordings. I guess I'll just keep it the way it is.