[mythtv-users] Extra random recordings

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Mar 1 19:20:50 UTC 2010

On 03/01/2010 12:43 PM, Mike Perkins wrote:
>  Gerald Brandt wrote:
> > ----- "Shawn Asmussen" wrote:
> >> I'm having a wierd issue with my 0.22 mythtv, where occasionally
> >> (About once or twice a month), the backend will record some
> >> completely random show that I can't find any rhyme or reason for
> >> it to record. For example, the upcoming recordings list currently
> >> has an instance of something called Randy Jackson Presents:
> >> America's Best Dance Crew set to record. This isn't anything even
> >> remotely like the shows that I normally watch, and I can't find
> >> any reason why it should match any of my recording rules. Has
> >> anybody seen anything like this before, and if so do you know
> >> what I need to do in order to correct the problem?
> >
> > I see that too occasionally.
> >
>  I see these very occasionally in upcoming recordings. It appears to
>  be guide data that's a bit vague. What happens in my case (in the UK)
>  is that it disappears after the next mythfilldatabase or two. I've
>  never actually had it record anything like that, though.

You will also notice in your logs that mythfilldatabase is crashing 
sometimes or getting socket errors when it tells mythbackend to do a 

I.e. mythbackend is set to record, "My Favorite Show," at 8:00pm 
tomorrow, then mythfilldatabase runs and retrieves new listings, which 
show that, "Some Boring Show," is airing at 8:00pm tomorrow due to 
schedule changes.  Then, mythfilldatabase attempts to tell the backend 
to reschedule, but due to some socket issues, the message doesn't go 
through, so the backend doesn't reschedule.  Since you have no other 
recordings that start before "My Favorite Show" and you don't add or 
edit any recording schedules, no other reschedules are done (or, they're 
done but don't include the rematch for the "My Favorite Show" rule), so 
you end up recording "Some Boring Show" as a result of the "My Favorite 
Show" rule.

There are several tickets for the issues that can cause this symptom, 
already, so please don't report new ones.  Thanks.  :)


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