[mythtv-users] Recordings going WAY over

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 20:10:30 UTC 2007

On 07/03/07, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> On Mar 7, 2007, at 6:44 AM, ryan patterson wrote:
> On 3/6/07, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> > I've been having a problem lately with recordings that are supposed
> > to take a half hour recording up to an hour and recordings that are
> > supposed to be an hour, recording an hour and a half or even two
> > hours. Sometimes the program metadata will have something like 6:00
> > am - 6:01 am and sometimes it will read correctly like 12:30 pm -
> > 1:00 pm, but be an hour long.
> >
> > The Watch Recordings screen doesn't show it as recording, mythwelcome
> > says mythtv is busy recording, but shows all tuners idle. My VFD
> > panel shows the program is still recording way after it should have
> > stopped.
> >
> > Fortunately, this hasn't caused any real problems since it seems to
> > correct itself when the tuner is needed for the next program, but it
> > means I'm recording way more stuff that I should be. Anyone else
> > seeing this?
> >
> > -Brad
> >
> >
> Are you sure MythTV is actually recording this extra stuff after the end of
> the show?  Can you actually watch a half hour past the end of the show?
> There is a known bug where sometimes MythTV will display a one hour show as
> being two hours long during playback.  It happens almost every week for me
> on the Fox show 24.  But the show only records for the correct time and it
> only takes the correct amount of HDD space.
> Yes, it really does keep recording. Last night it recorded Buffy The Vampire
> Slayer. It says it was on from 4:00am - 4:04am, but the recording length is
> 2:00:27 and I can watch the show immediately following it in the recording.
> When it was time to record another show at 5am, it used another tuner.

I'd be tempted to check your listings data and keep an eye on the output of

# mythbackend --printsched

to see if upcoming recording durations make sense. I think the ticket
Ryan mention is http://cvs.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/799 and seems to be
HD specific.

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