PBS programs recording same new episode twice

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PBS programs recording same new episode twice

Post by cncb » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:40 pm

I have the PBS programs of This Old House and Austin City Limits both set to record "Current Season". Each episode is getting recorded twice even though they have the same season and episode numbers and titles?

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Re: PBS programs recording same new episode twice

Post by signcarver » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:15 pm

That is usually a guide issue but often is "correct" for pbs particularly if you have multiple pbs stations.

A FirstAiring will always record and typically the various pbs stations all get their own FirstAiring. On occasion there are guide issues that mark subsequent airings as "new"

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Re: PBS programs recording same new episode twice

Post by cncb » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:39 am

These were recorded on the same PBS station. I am surprised there is not a episode number check to avoid duplicates.

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Re: PBS programs recording same new episode twice

Post by signcarver » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:11 am

Check to see if they are both marked as a FirstAiring (retrieve recorded_files.json)... this feature has saved me at least 30 times when for some reason or another they delayed an airing as though it recorded in the original slot, something else was on at the time, then when they really did air again it recorded the real new episode... it is better to err on the side of recording than to not record something it should.

If for some reason they are not both marked as a first airing, what station and what times did they record from?

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Re: PBS programs recording same new episode twice

Post by cncb » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:44 am

They both are marked as FirstAiring. It is simple to just delete the second airings but I have this compulsion to confirm they are the same episode by watching the beginning of each one. I guess I will just have to get over that :) .

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Re: PBS programs recording same new episode twice

Post by GetMatt » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:46 am

cncb wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:39 am
These were recorded on the same PBS station. I am surprised there is not a episode number check to avoid duplicates.
Did they air within 4 hours of each other?

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Re: PBS programs recording same new episode twice

Post by signcarver » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:12 am

Whether they did or not wouldn't have been this issue as they stated the shows had FirstAiring tags meaning they will get recorded regardless of the 4 hour issue or not.

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Re: PBS programs recording same new episode twice

Post by goofnroxx » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:43 pm

PBS seems especially bad at misusing the first aired tag for some reason, duplicate recordings occur for me quite a bit.

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