[mythtv-users] Daylight Savings Time

Michael Heironimus mkh01 at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 2 16:01:02 UTC 2006

On Sat, Apr 01, 2006 at 05:12:08PM -0700, Brian Wood wrote:
> Just a reminder to all of you who live where the government insists  
> on screwing around with the time in the USA that tonight is the night  
> you get robbed of one hour's sleep.
> Your Myth system may not like it either, especially if your timezone  
> is not configured correctly.
> I'm not exactly sure how DataDirect handles the matter either, guess  
> I will find out.

I use DataDirect with MythTV 0.18.1 and had a couple things record
overnight. The one that was after the time change was fine. The other
ended at 2:00am, which of course became 3:00am. The filename got messed
up because of the ending timestamp, and the 3-minute post-recording pad
was skipped. However, the information in the frontend shows the
recording as 1:29-3:03, even though the file's modification time is

The only actual problem I've found was a result of the filename being
wrong. I could play the recording, the preview worked fine, but I
couldn't delete because the file didn't exist. It took me a while to see
that single digit difference between the name in the log and one in my
recording directory. Creating a file with the expected name allowed me
to delete, but then I still had to go back and manually remove the

Michael Heironimus

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