[mythtv-users] Can't schedule recordings [SOLVED]

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Thu Feb 15 04:46:08 UTC 2007

Dave M G wrote:
> MythTV Users,
> In another thread I mentioned that I solved a database error to do with 
> collation settings.
> Basically, I had changed the collation on all the tables in the database 
> that seemed to be related to storing data about programs. I changed them 
> to utf-8. This was so I could get proper Japanese character display in 
> the program guide.
> It seemed I had not caught all the relevant tables (I didn't change 
> every single table because there are a lot, and it's a tedious task to 
> do manually). The mismatch was causing some query errors.
> I caught the errors, and converted more tables to use utf-8 collation.
> I happened to notice after this that I could set programs to record in 
> the programme guide!
> I guess the query error was causing a hold up somewhere in the process 
> of setting recordings.
> Bottom line: make sure all the collation settings are consistent.

Maybe you could list the fields and the tables which you had to correct, 
and put the list into the wiki. Since a database error of this sort is 
obscure to start with, and its having caused the 'fail to record' error 
is even more weird (or weirder more).


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