[mythtv-users] Recordings won't delete

John Veness John.Veness.myth at pelago.org.uk
Mon Nov 12 18:43:59 UTC 2007

Gary Elder wrote:
> On Nov 11, 2007 4:14 PM, John Veness <John.Veness.myth at pelago.org.uk> wrote:
>> Gary Elder wrote:
>>> I had to rebuild my system, and subsequently restored my database from a
>>> backup.  Somewhere along the way I deleted some recordings from my
>>> recording directory.  The recordings are still listed as recorded
>>> programs in the frontend, but of course when I try watch them I get a
>>> message that states the files could not be found.  When I try to delete
>>> them, the recorded program disappears from the listings but then
>>> reappears after a few seconds.
>>> I've tried running myth.rebuilddatabase.pl and optimize_mythdb.pl.  Both
>>> ran successfully, but they didn't fix the problem. Suggestions?
>> I don't know which version you are on, but I think this was fixed in
>> recent versions, so that you can 'delete' missing recordings.
>> John
> I had read in a couple of the forums this problem was reportedly fixed
> in 0.19.  I'm running 0.20.2 and continue to have the problem.  I'm
> still searching for a solution.

Can you delete them using MythWeb?

I suppose if nothing else you could delve into the database, but I guess 
it's preferable to sort it via an official method if possible.


John Veness, MythTV user, UK, DVB-T

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