pvr search term no longer works

Jeremy Nicoll - ml get_iplayer jn.ml.gti.91 at wingsandbeaks.org.uk
Fri Mar 20 09:17:16 PDT 2015

Budgie <ajebay at errichel.co.uk> wrote:

>I am trying to record Afternoon on 3 - Thursday Opera Matinee using pvr 
>and gip v2.92.  After some patient help from dinkypumpkin in April 2013 
>with the command required to add to pvr list:-
>get_iplayer --pvradd --type=radio --fields=episode "Thursday Opera Matinee"

The operand   --fields   means   search only in the named field(s)/columns
of the data in the cache file.

Previously the programme "Afternoon on 3" had values like

  Thursday Opera Matinee - Verdi La Traviata

in the episode field, so your search worked.  However, now there's several
programme names for Afternoon on 3, eg this week we have:

 Afternoon on 3: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
 Afternoon on 3: German Radio Orchestras
 Afternoon on 3: Thursday Opera Matinee

and the episode column gives specific details of the content of such a

For you I think you maybe just have to stop telling the PVR to look in the
episode column, as I think it will look in the programme name column by

Jeremy Nicoll - my opinions are my own.

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