[mythtv-users] Restarting Failing Recordings

Chris Adams rocket at extremelan.net
Tue Jul 27 00:02:45 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 1:45 AM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 06/23/2010 09:11 AM, Mark Garland wrote:
>> I experienced a blip of bad reception the other night on my Free View DTV
>> (UK), and this got me into a pickle.
>> I'd asked MythTV to record the football (England vs. Algeria), and 3
>> minutes
>> into the recording, the reception became so bad that the DTV card lost the
>> signal.  A minute or so later the signal came back and was good enough for
>> us to watch the rest of the game without issue.
>> However, the recording stalled at 3 minutes.  Even though the data was now
>> available (after the blip) the recording had completely stalled.
> ...
>> 2) If none of the above automation is available, something more manual
>> would
>> be useful.  Once the recording had stalled, it still appeared in my Watch
>> Recordings list as green (currently recording), but when played was stuck
>> at
>> 3 minutes.  I knew the game was still on, and that signal was back, and
>> knew
>> that I wanted it recorded, but I couldn't find a "restart this failed
>> recording" button.  The only way I could get around this was to delete
>> what
>> I already had (losing the beginning), and either delete the scheduled
>> recording and then reschedule the recording, or (what I did) to watch it
>> as
>> Live TV.  However, if I were, say half way through a film, it would be a
>> shame to have it in two halves.
> You can hit M to get the recording information menu, which (IIRC) has a menu
> "Recording Options" and when you go to that menu, one option will be "Stop
> Recording".  So, rather than Delete the existing part, you should have just
> stopped the recording, then restarted it.  To restart recording if the rule
> specifies duplicate matching, you'd either have to do a one-time override
> recording rule or in Watch Recordings, highlight the recording,
> MENU|Recording Options|Allow this episode to re-record (or whatever the
> words happen to be).

Hi Mike,

Do you know if the mythweb equivalents of these buttons will function


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