[mythtv-users] Double entry of live tv recordings in mythfrontend recordings list

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 17:04:36 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 10:57 AM, Jeffrey J. Kosowsky <
mythtv-users at kosowsky.org> wrote:

> I have long noticed that many times when I watch liveTV (without any
> channel or configuration change) that I get "double" entries for the same
> program in my media library. Both entries have the same channel and
> start time but the first entry is often (always?) an empty file.
> It seems almost as if the tuner is trying twice with the first time
> creating an empty file and the second time succeeding with a valid
> stream. My tuner is a pchdtv5500.
> This seems to happen mostly on very short recordings. Either that or
> the duplicate/empty file gets auto-deleted after a little bit.
> Also, is there some logic that very short recordings (maybe < 1
> minute) get deleted after a few minutes rather than being stored for
> 24 hours?
> (Note I couldn't find much detail on this either on the LiveTV wiki
> page or in the FAQ)\

It's likely the "dummy" stream that is used during tuning.  And yeah, it
will get expired quickly

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