[mythtv-users] Recordings won't delete

Gary Elder gelder4 at cox.net
Tue Nov 13 00:17:06 UTC 2007

On Nov 12, 2007 3:15 PM, Nick Morrott <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 08/11/2007, Gary Elder <gelder4 at cox.net> 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?
> Running contrib/myth.find_orphans.pl is probably your best bet to
> avoid editing the DB directly. The script was created to fix this
> exact problem. Remember to back up your DB before running _any_ script
> on the DB, MythTV provided or not. myth.find_orphans.pl -help will
> display the usage information.
> Newer versions of MythTV should allow you to delete the DB metadata of
> missing recording file via the recorded programmes list, although I
> can't say precisely which revision added this support.

I'm running MythDora 4 and it doesn't have myth.find_orphans.pl in the
contrib directory.  I checked the wiki at MythTV.org but didn't find a
link to download the script.  Can you point me to a site where I can
download it?

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