[mythtv-users] backend still recording live tv after frontend shutdown

Phil Wild philwild at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 08:13:25 UTC 2009

2009/6/10 Thomas Mørch <tmorch at gmail.com>:
> I have a small tunerless frontend, that streams livetv from my backend. If I
> kill the frontend, without exiting live tv, the backend continues to record
> the livetv, and filling the harddisk / occupying a tuner.
> The WAF score dropped a couple of points last night, when she just switched
> off the tv, and I started to complain because she didn't stop the live tv
> first.
> So Is there a way to prevent this behaviour? and thus increase the WAF?
> (She's not that impressed with me fiddling arround with the system, so she
> can't figure out how to watch tv..)

What you can do to rectify this without a restart of the backend is to
go into your recordings and switch to the LiveTV group. Delete the
currently recording show and this will release the tuner.

Having said this, I also find this frustrating and with very low WAF.
My wife uses LiveTV all the time. It is habbit and I can not see it
ever changing unfortunately and it is also very easy for her to just
switch live TV on for the kids whne they are allowed to watch the

It would be good if the backend detected a loss of communication with
the frontend and cancelled any further livetv recordings.


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