[mythtv] Ticket #11752: Recordings may end up in live tv group

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Aug 15 11:57:46 UTC 2013

On 08/15/2013 07:45 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 08/15/2013 07:41 AM, MythTV wrote:
>> On 08/15/2013 07:31 AM, MythTV wrote:
>>> #11752: Recordings may end up in live tv group
>>> --------------------------------------+-------------------------
>>>       Reporter:  jyavenard             |      Owner:
>>>           Type:  Bug Report - General  |     Status:  new
>>>       Priority:  critical              |  Milestone:  unknown
>>>      Component:  MythTV - General      |    Version:  Unspecified
>>>       Severity:  medium                |   Keywords:
>>> Ticket locked:  0                     |
>>> --------------------------------------+-------------------------
>>>   This almost caused a divorce in the Avenard's family.
>>>   Offspring (Australian TV comedy/drama) is marked to record at any 
>>> time on
>>>   any channels (only on this channel checked).
>>>   Wife started watching the show for 5 minutes while using live TV and
>>>   exited.
>>>   Tonight when it was time to watch it, no trace of the recording...
>>>   turned out it had been marked as live tv and in was in the live TV
>>>   recording group and as such not shown in the list.
>>>   It seems that if you happened to watch live tv and a recordings is
>>>   currently going, that recording will be marked as live tv.
>>>   It shouldn't
>>> -- 
>>> Ticket URL:<http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/11752>
>> Comment:
>>   Dup of #11119 (and #11569).
> And, FWIW, there are very few reasons to ever define a Live TV Storage 
> Group (and the only case where it makes sense is a less-than-ideal 
> system/storage configuration--so I don't know of any good reasons to 
> define it).  Not defining a Live TV Storage Group allows MythTV to 
> decide the most-ideal location to store the new recording, according 
> to the same Storage Group Disk Scheduler selected for use with 
> recordings.  And, for those who believe that having a dedicated 
> partition for Live TV is better to prevent expiring something they 
> want, dedicating space to only Live TV only reduced the amount of 
> space available for storing recordings.
> Unfortunately, though, mythtv-setup makes users think it's a good 
> thing to define the group by having a button specifically to create 
> the group.  Users see that and think, "I want to use Live TV," so they 
> think they should/must create the group.
> We may want to consider doing less to encourage users to create a Live 
> TV Storage Group--such as removing the button in mythtv-setup "(Create 
> Live TV group)".  Also, it makes sense to encourage distro packagers 
> to stop creating Live TV Storage Groups for users.

Oh, and I realize the ticket was talking about the Live TV recording 
group (versus a Live TV Storage Group), but this just made me think of 
the Storage Group part, too.


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