[mythtv-users] Eh - unrequested recording of live TV?!

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Dec 28 09:09:34 EST 2005

Piers Kittel wrote:

> Just did a bit of channel hopping last night and just now checked out 
> "Recorded Programs" on MythWeb and found that the backend recorded 
> every channel hop I made, something like 30 enteries in the "Recorded 
> programs" about 1 or 2 minutes each - depends on how long I watched 
> the channel hop - took me a while to delete them all.  Why would the 
> backend record all this and how do I stop this?

Because of all the people who requested the recording of LiveTV (i.e. "I 
was watching LiveTV for 45 minutes and decided the show was worth 
keeping, so I hit 'r', but it didn't save the first 45 minutes of the 
show.  This sucks!!!").

Search the lists for this issue being discussed ad nauseum--and it won't 
change (and you can't stop it, short of re-writing a significant portion 
of Myth in your own personal repository).  You probably want to set Myth 
so that the LiveTV recording group is not shown in Watch Recordings 
(should be set by default).  On MythWeb--at least for now--you'll see 
them.  Chris is busy working through a major rewrite of MythWeb, so when 
he finishes, he may add support for hiding the LiveTV group (this is not 
a promise, only a guess of when it may happen if it happens).

Also, note that from the frontend, you can create a playlist that 
contains all your LiveTV recordings and delete them all at once.  Or, if 
you're patient, they will autoexpire.


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