[mythtv-users] Problems with "Recording Priorities" screen?

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Fri Mar 5 14:04:32 EST 2004

On Thursday 04 March 2004 16:32, Bruce Markey wrote:
> Joseph A. Caputo wrote:
> > Is anyone else having a problem with the recording priorities
> > screen?
> >
> > When I go in there now, I get a list filled with chanids instead of
> > program titles.  When I highlight an item, in the info at the
> > bottom I get time strings like "2003-05-12T19:00:00" (today's date,
> > zero time) instead of a channel number.  All of the 'garbage'
> > entries indicate 'Not recording this showing', except for one which
> > has a blank title and channel 'Any'.
> >
> > At the bottom of the list are 5 seemingly randomly-selected
> > recordings that show up correctly.  I've examined my database &
> > everything looks kosher, plus Myth is correctly recording even the
> > shows that are showing up as garbage in the 'recording priorities'
> > screen.
> Well, you're obviously running mis-matched...
> > Yes, my frontend & backend match; both running cvs from last night
> > (3/03).
> Doh!
> > In my terminal (for mythfrontend) I see:
> >
> > 2004-03-04 14:02:46 Using protocol version 4
> > QTime::fromString: Parameter out of range
> > (repeated may times)
> > QTime::setHMS Invalid time 24:00:00.000
> >
> >
> > Anybody else have problems with this?
> I'm running current and don't see this problem. One might think
> (I'm not sayin' me) that this could happen if data was lost on
> the network but not if this happens every time. Every once in
> a while I see an empty or nearly empty list but then reload and
> it's fine.
> One thing I've seen happen is if a bogus entry is in the 'record'
> table it can show a weird entry but not as you describe. Still,
> you may want to look at your record table for things like a NULL
> title or non-printable chars in text fields. Also, run mysqlcheck
> for good measure.

Okay, I solved it -- somehow, my 'record' table had an entry with a type 
of '2' (kTimeslotRecord), but the start/end times were 00:00:00.  The 
class never seemed to recover, which threw off everything that 
followed, and explains why I was getting some good entries (the list is 
'ORDER BY title ASC') -- the bad entry was "Enterprise", so I got good 
results for any titles beginning with A-Em.

I deleted the offending entry and all is right with the world.

I still may take a look at the code, though... the master scheduler was 
chugging along quite nicely in spite of the bad entry, so I'd think the 
'Recording Priorities' screen should be able to handle the situation 
gracefully as well.


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