[mythtv-users] Program I thought should be recorded wasn't... [Understood...]

Ashley Bostock abostock at gmail.com
Tue May 13 14:48:07 UTC 2008

2008/5/13 Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 5:09 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 4:55 PM, Clay <nt4usb at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>  >
>>  >  > >
>>  >  > > >    Is there a way to see both what recordings
>>  >  > users ask to be recorded
>>  >  > >  > but also see which ones are taken off the list?
>>  <SNIP>
>> >
>>  >  Arrow down to it and type 'u' should give program
>>  >  details. Type 'o' to see upcoming episodes.
>>  >  fwiw, series I want to record I set up to record at
>>  >  any time on any channel. Surprising how many repeat on
>>  >  some obscure channel... Myth does a pretty good job of
>>  >  not recording the same show twice and if it does, the
>>  >  delete key is always close at hand.
>>  >
>>  Yes, what you are explaining I basically understand. I don't think
>>  it's what I'm asking about however.
>>  In my case I had programmed a show Saturday afternoon to be recorded
>>  on Sunday morning. It was on the list to be recorded and is still
>>  (unfortunately) on the list to be recorded. There was (presumably) a
>>  tuner available since the system has two tuners and only one was in
>>  use at 8AM. The listing said the program was on at 8AM, and it was.
>>  The tuner was available. So why didn't the program record?
>>  Thanks,
>>  Mark
> OK, here's what was going on. Don't ask me....
> In the area I live in Comcast is going through a rebuild of the cable
> system and switching to fiber. This means they move around channels
> and I have to go to Schedules Direct and change line-ups once in
> awhile. One of those events happened over the weekened. This is not
> the first time this has happened and it it didn't even strike me as
> important. I add a new line up, delete my cards, and then create new
> cards attached to the new line-up. Done it before.
> This week it seems that Myth decided to do something new to us.
> Starting Saturday it began making new recordings every hour on the new
> SciFi channel. (73) Myth took a tuner and dedicated it to recording
> channel 73 every hour. I assume it was myth since the files in the
> video directory were all owned by myth. It wasn't one long recording -
> it was numerous 1 hour recordings.
> Thing is that NONE of these recordings showed up in mythfrontend. My
> wife noticed late last night that with only 12 programs recorded we
> were out of disk space. I stopped Myth this morning, removed all these
> recordings, and then rebooted. So far Myth hasn't started recording
> channel 73 again but maybe it will at the top of the hour. If not it
> seems that at least I understand what was causing the system to only
> record on program on our list - the other tuner was busy recording
> everything you ever wanted to watch on SciFi!
> - Mark
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Sounds like LiveTV was stuck recording on that channel.

"Thing is that NONE of these recordings showed up in mythfrontend."
What if you change the filter/view to show the LiveTV recording group,
do you see them then?


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