[mythtv-users] consecutive recordings not working

David Engel david at istwok.net
Fri Feb 9 01:13:45 UTC 2007

On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 12:48:08PM -0800, Bruce Markey wrote:
> David Engel wrote:
> > Isn't that supposed to be an rsCancelled case?  It's been a long while
> > since I looked at that code.
> Ya ever noticed how many ...hundreds  of people on these lists
> try their luck at replying with 'expert' advice and don't even
> try the guesses that they are suggesting? A former co-worker
> made a good case for the value of credibility and I try to
> verify simple things before I put my foot in my mouth (but it
> doesn't always work out that way =).
> Before I replied, I tried a couple live to record transitions
> to verify what would happen. Had I not done so, I'd confidently
> say that choosing to continue would mark the scheduled show as
> "c", rsCancelled. However, in practice it actually results in
> rsAborted.

My "question" was more a statement of that's supposed to create an
rsCancelled than it was not believing you that it actually creates an
rsAborted.  I'm sorry if that wasn't clear.

I'm not surprised in the least that scenario results in an rsAborted.
That particular live TV dialog was so broken at one time after the
tuner state handling was rewritten that I did and still do avoid it
like the plague.  I am surprised, though, that you used it as an
example of how to create an rsAborted and didn't qualify that it's not
supposed to do that.

> The next unexpected thing that happened is that I had other
> inputs for that source. When I exited the live session a few
> minutes later, the aborted show found a lower numbered input
> that was available and started to record on the other card, 2,
> at the time that I exited the live session on card 4.

That's a side effect of the status being rsAborted.  Those programs
are automatically reactivated if a later showing isn't allowd
(kSingleRecord or kOverrideRecord) or a later showing can't be found
or redscheduled.  A reschedule probably occured directly or indirectly
because of you leaving live TV and the program was automatically

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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