Help needed with pvr search terms please.

Alastair ajebay at
Sun Apr 14 15:04:00 EDT 2013

On Sun, 14 Apr 2013 16:09:25 +0100 dinkypumpkin wrote:
>On 14/04/2013 09:45, Alastair Budge-Reid wrote:
>>I am trying to get pvr to get Arne Dahl so I added the search to my list using
>>get_iplayer --pvr "Arne Dahl - The Blinded Man:" --pvradd
>>and my list now contains the search:-
>>  pvrsearch = Arne_Dahl_-_The_Blinded_Man
>>         search0 = Arne Dahl - The Blinded Man:
>>However when I run pvr nothing is found in the search.  I have not downloaded the
>>second episode and expected it to be found and downloaded last night  (I downloaded 
>>first episode using get command)
>>Am I missing something here?
>>I have a similar problem with the term
>>pvrsearch = Afternoon_on_3_-_Thursday_Opera_Matinee
>>         search0 = Afternoon on 3 - Thursday Opera Matinee:
>>         type = radio
>>what am I doing wrong please?
>Test your searches outside the PVR first and you'll see that they fail.  The reason?  Your 
>search string combines the programme name and part of the episode title (they're 
>separated by the hyphen), but only the name field is searched by default.  Pick the part of 
>the search string most useful and use --fields=episode if it's the episode title you want to 
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Still no luck with "Thursday Opera Matinee"   I can get "Afternoon on 3" but cannot get the 
--fields=episode option to work with the string "Thursday Opera Matinee" as an episode.  I 
must have the expression wrong or am misunderstanding the longhelp.  Is it possible to 
search on only part of the episode name?  Please could you give me an example?

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