[mythtv-commits] Ticket #3872: Zero-byte recordings should not exist

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Sat Sep 20 11:05:38 UTC 2008

#3872: Zero-byte recordings should not exist
 Reporter:  xris         |        Owner:  ijr 
     Type:  enhancement  |       Status:  new 
 Priority:  critical     |    Milestone:  0.22
Component:  mythtv       |      Version:  head
 Severity:  medium       |   Resolution:      
  Mlocked:  0            |  
Changes (by stuartm):

 * cc: stuartm (added)
  * priority:  major => critical
  * type:  defect => enhancement
  * milestone:  unknown => 0.22


 If no-one else gets to it first, I'll take a look at this when I get time.
 The issue of firewire failures is clouding the issue slightly, there are
 all sorts of reasons a recording might fail from temporary aerial
 disconnections to driver bugs.

 The desired behaviour should be as Xris states - that the error is logged
 to the database (viewable from the frontend), that we re-schedule the
 recording and the zero-byte (or even non zero byte) file and recorded
 table entry are deleted.

 To go further, we should maybe even attempt to retry the recording a
 couple of times with increasing intervals, up to 120 seconds after the
 first failure, before giving up. Losing the first two minutes is better
 than losing the entire recording because of a temporary glitch.

 Neither of the above is especially hard to implement.

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/3872#comment:7>
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