[mythtv] Multiple recording files created - 0.21-fixes (r16102)

Matt Doran matt.doran at papercut.com
Mon Feb 18 22:40:23 UTC 2008

Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-02-18 at 23:12 +1100, Matt Doran wrote:
>> You can see the the first file get created (2509_20080218225324.mpg)
>> on line 15, and then the second (2509_20080218225326.mpg) on line 136.
>> Is this behaviour by-design?  Something to do with a "dummy recorder"?
>> If it's the way it's supposed to be, that's cool ... just tell me to
>> go away. :)
>> It just seems a little odd to get the duplicate file and recording for
>> each livetv view ..... and the error about the preview generation.
> The file is by design, the preview generation error message is not.
> These files used to contain an actual dummy video until some smarts were
> added to the video player. Now the video player knows to just show a
> blank screen while waiting for the backend to finish tuning, so the
> files are left empty, but the preview generator is still run on them.
> The error message can be safely ignored, but someday it would be nice
> to patch the code so as not to run the preview generator on these empty
> dummy video files.
Thanks for the explanation.  They also appear in the live tv recording 
list.   It is pretty minor ... so is it worth me raising an issue?
> PS Please configure Thunderbird to send normal e-mail and not multipart
> attachments containing web pages. d*mn netscape is still septemberizing
> the intertube highways from the grave!
Sorry, I have Thunderbird configured to do plain-text emails from one of 
my machines but not the other.

Thanks again,

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