Feature Request - Conflict Manager

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  1. nswellman

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    It looks like this feature used to be included in previous versions of Media Portal, but it seems that it wasn't very good at managing recording time conflicts. I am not a programmer so I have no idea how this would be implemented, but I have used other PVR software, like the now extinct GBPVR, where this feature was included. I only have a single tuner, so for me, all it would need to do is check to see if I have recordings scheduled to happen at the same time on the same tuner, and let me know. Probably the best way to let me know, other than looking at the TV guide, would be on the main TV menu, to have an item called Conflicts, that would change color when MePo has detected conflicts. By selecting the "Conflicts" menu item, I would be taken to the conflict manager which would then show me what the conflict was and give me options for resolving it. Also, if I am actively trying to schedule a new recording and MePo detects a conflict, it should notify me before it allows me to schedule the current recording. Any thoughts? Is this already present and I am missing it? Any plans to implement it later? Thanks for your consideration.



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    So, I take it that I am the only one who feels this would be a good addition to the next version then? Surely someone else out there must see the value in an app that would help manage recording conflicts... Anyone????
     
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    Trying to figure out why conflicts on your setup are happening, is this in relation to both atsc and analogue or just atsc.

    Sadly cannot be more helpful as use 4TheRecord to do my conflict management (2 dvb-t tuners) and if I press record on a non available transponder, then exclamation mark is shown straight away.
     
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    Well, I know it has been a while, but jameson_uk, thank you for letting me know about this bug. It seems that this is the case, as I have never received a notice that I am scheduling something to record at the same time as another recording. So my next question is, does anyone know if this is being worked on for a future release, such as 1.3, or 2.0? Even better, is a more comprehensive conflict manager, such as the one suggested above going to be included? Should I be asking this elsewhere? Let me know if you have any insight into this issue.

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    It is unscheduled at the minute. unfortunately this is dependent on a dev picking this up our a user submitting a fix. This area of the code is pretty involved so there are not to many devs to pick this up.
     
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    So since this issue is unscheduled, is there a better place for me to beg and grovel for a developer to pick it up? I thought that this might be the best place to post it, but it doesn't seem to get much attention. This issue is very disappointing, as I have had many recordings recently just get bypassed due to conflicts in the schedule. I find myself trying to go in manually to fix them, but it seems like I miss them all over. Should I start asking for this to be worked on in v2, or is it possible to get someone to look into it for a 1.3.x update? Thanks for any advice or insight.
     
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