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Release Notes

Recorded TV Manager 4.1

Updated: February 20, 2015

Build# 7.3.1

Changes in this build:


Recorded TV Manager 4

January 4, 2013

Problems with Check on Delete

In some circumstances, Check On Delete does not work correctly.  The net effect is that the software never sees the deleted files in the OnDeleteList, so Check On Delete doesn't work.  You can "Check" episodes manually through the Recorded TV Manager 4 user interface.  This problem is already fixed and will be included in the next program update.

September 24, 2012

Windows 8 Compatibility

This is not a Metro-style interface.

The installer adds two tiles to the Start Page, one for Recorded TV Manager 4 and the other for the Event Viewer.  The installer also adds a Recorded TV Manager shortcut to the desktop.

The software installs and works correctly on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.  If Media Center is not on the machine, recordings will Play using Windows Media Player, but there may be issues with playback of wtv or dvr-ms recorded television files.

Apply Collection Rules

To run a refresh cycle immediately, which includes applying the Collection Rules, select Apply Now from the Tools menu.

Apply Now

Use the Event Viewer to view the events in the Recorded TV Manager event log.


VERY IMPORTANT: Do not run Apply Now if there is already a refresh cycle running on the machine.

The only way to verify if there is a refresh cycle running already is to run the Event Viewer and check.  If there is a refresh cycle already running, wait until the "End Refresh" event before initiating another refresh cycle using Apply Now.

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MetaData Lag Time

Because the SmartMove Service runs on a one hour timer, there can be a delay between when an action occurs (new, deleted or moved recordings), and when that action is fully reflected in the MetaData XML files.  There is no negative effect on the SmartMove service because the first thing it does during a Refresh Cycle is to refresh the metadata XML.  However, this lag time can result in the Recorded TV Manager 4 user interface to become slightly out of sync.  You can use the Refresh button or the Apply Now function to re-synchronize if necessary.

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Preserving Data Files

If you have used an earlier version of Recorded TV Manager, you may be able to preserve the SeriesInfo Database file, which is named series.xml.

You will need to locate the file and insure that it's in the Recorded TV Manager Data folder:


If you use a series.xml file created by an earlier version of Recorded TV Manager, you will likely start seeing "Fixup" messages in the event log.  As part of the Refresh Cycle, the SmartMove Service will fix some known errors in the SeriesInfo Database caused by those earlier versions.  These message will go away over time.

It is not recommended that you use the Folder List file (Folders.xml) created by an earlier version of Recorded TV Manager.

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