[mythtv] (How) does allow re-record work?

David Engel david at istwok.net
Fri Jul 20 14:49:58 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 09:14:00PM -0400, Tony Lill wrote:
> How is the reactivate flag in the oldrecorded table supposed to work? Is
> it supposed to allow the program to be re-recorded regardless of it's
> current status? From reading the code in scheduler.cpp, it looks like it
> prevents setting the previous or current recording status. But from
> experimentation it only seems to do anything when set on the oldrecorded
> entry for a program that is showing now. Marking something in the
> oldrecorded table that is not currently showing does not seem to do
> anything.

reactivate is only used to request the scheduler to restart a current
recording that it would otherwise think has already been disposed of.
It's primarily used to automatically restart programs that were
recording when a backend crashed.  It can also be used manually by the
user to restart a program that was manually stopped early.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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