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    New kodi nextpvr user with some feedback

    Hi,
    I'm a new kodi nextpvr user and I'm using kodi 18.2 with the nextpvr plugin version 3.3.15 on a windows pc in the front room. I also have a nextpvr 4.2.4 backend setup on a server upstairs.

    I am really impressed with how well it all works together, but have noticed a couple of niggling issues that may just be configuration, or could be bugs in kodi or the kodi pvr plugin?

    1. If I want to delete a timer I get the option to delete just that timer or the timer rules as well. No matter which option I choose the timer rules are also always removed. e.g. If I set Britains Got Talent to record using the prevent duplicate episodes new only option. It adds a timer for Saturday night (great) and Sunday afternoon when it is repeated (not sure if it should do that if I select New Only?) So, I go to delete the timer for Sunday to save the server waking and recording when it doesn't need to and I get the prompt to remove the timer rules as well. If I choose to do this or not, all the timers and the timer rule for Britains Got Talent are always removed and I have to start again.
    2. My server goes to sleep after 30 minutes of inactivity. This is fine as long as I am using LiveTV or the guide or recordings, but if I go to play some youtube videos then come back to live tv after the server has gone to sleep then clicking on a tv channel does nothing. I have the nextpvr plugin set to WOL enabled, but this seems to only wake the server when the plugin starts. I have also noticed that when this happens the advanced WOL plugin also fails to see and wake the server, but using any WOL program outside of kodi (fing on my phone for example) wakes the server correctly. I have read somewhere that this is a problem with the way kodi handles the pvr expecting it to always be on? It's also worth noting that if I disable then re-enable the nextpvr plugin immediately then the server starts up again as soon as I go back to the main menu and everything else works as it should, including advanced WOL which can then see the server is already awake. I'm not sure if this is a bug with the nextpvr plugin or kodi but it would be so much slicker if the server just woke like it does when you disable/enable the plugin when going back to live tv.


    I hope the above is of some use in helping improve the experience for some, I am really happy with how it all performs when it's working as it should.

    Thanks for all the hard work.

    *EDIT Just noticed there is a section in the kodi forums for the nextpvr plugin, so I will post this there as well. I got to this forum following the support link in the kodi wiki, apologies if this post isn't relevant*
    Last edited by ShadowMask; 2019-04-27 at 11:41 AM.

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    For #1 post the kodi debug log and NextPVR logs when you duplicate this scenario. Note that prevent duplicates and record new features depend on the quality of the EPG data.

    For #2 I responded on your Kodi post, since it will require a solution in Kodi not in the addon.

    Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvallevand View Post
    For #1 post the kodi debug log and NextPVR logs when you duplicate this scenario. Note that prevent duplicates and record new features depend on the quality of the EPG data.
    FYI Users are strongly encouraged to use Schedules Direct for your EPG source. It will include indications of "new" "premiere" "finale" shows as well as unique show/episode ids which are used to prevent re-recording of duplicate airings of the same episodes. SD is not free, but it is extremely inexpensive and you will save time and frustration worth the cost!

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    I have a recollection of sub posting that the deletion problem in #1 was a known issue, but what I can't remember is if the issue was with the PVR addon in Kodi or something in NPVR itself.

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    Yes I think it was this thread https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=297979 I just want some logs for sub to see if there can be back end changes in V5. I suspect the op will have better luck with an EPG based rule.

    Martin

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