[mythtv-users] LiveTV keeps recording and recording and recording ...

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Dec 21 14:16:49 UTC 2008

On 12/19/2008 01:16 PM, David Fishburn wrote:
> MythTV 0.21 on Ubuntu
> According to Synaptic I am running: 0.21.0-0ubuntu2~gutsy1
> I have a BE/FE and 2 AppleTV FEs.
> I have confirmed, both of the FEs are turned off.
> The BE/FE is at the main menu.
> Yet for some reason:
> Encoder 9 is local on myth and is watching Live TV: 'Days of our
> Lives' on CIII. This recording will end at 2:00 PM.
> Basically, it just keeps recording and recording.
> If I go to Recordings / LiveTV, 'Days of our Lives' is not highlighted
> to indicate it is recording in progress.  So I can't click on it and
> tell it to stop recording.
> I can't cancel the recording from MythWeb either.
> In MythWeb, when I "Edit" the recording in progress and choose the
> first option (cancel it) I save successfully.
> Though nothing happens, it just keeps recording.
> This has happened over 3 times now, I eventually have to restart the BE.
> But I left it like this right now so that hopefully someone on this
> list will be able to help me get to the bottom of it.
> Any ideas on what to check for?

Whatever is killing your frontend without properly stopping LiveTV first.


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