How to delete a DVR group


When I was testing comskip options and web streaming I made many random recordings of things I would not normally watch or record. I now have 51 'groups' (the shows recorded) that are used for recommendations and I would like to remove them from groups since I immediately deleted the recordings after testing.

I tried one and although curl came back with an OK/200 reply, that group is still in the database.

curl -v -XDELETE
* Trying
* Connected to ( port 8089 (#0)
> DELETE /dvr/groups/11493292 HTTP/1.1
> Host:
> User-Agent: curl/7.60.0
> Accept: */*
< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< Cache-Control: no-cache, no-store
< Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8
< Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2019 20:42:53 GMT
< Content-Length: 398

How do I delete these 51 'groups' ?


There's no way to delete them.


Thanks, figured that was the case.

Any work around available?

I have 84 passes, 18 custom channel mappings, the mcebuddy hack and a custom comskip.ini. I can easily redo everything on a re-install, except the 84 passes - that would be a painful!

Is there any way to modify those unwanted groups by zeroing out the "Recommended": [] section,
modifying the backup database before importing
picking what it imports from the backups on a re-install

If not, life goes on and I'll just ignore recommended shows which is now based on shows I really didn't want to record (just recorded those random shows for testing purposes).

Would be nice to have an option after recording a show (one off or series pass) that after viewing it you can decide to "Ignore/blacklist/forget/etc. this series", since I watched it and never want to see it again, and that would remove it from groups since that is what recommendations are based on.


I'll add some API to force delete so it doesn't impact recommendations


Wow, Thanks!

I was resigned to either ignore Recommended Shows or start over from scratch.

I hope this can be utilized in the future for something besides my fringe case.
As in, I like this show/series, show me more like it, or I dislike this show/series, let's forget it was ever recorded. Would be nice to have a LIKE/DISLIKE or VOTE-UP/VOTE-DOWN to personalize the Recommended Shows.