[mythtv-users] Re-recording damaged recordings

David Engel david at istwok.net
Tue Jul 3 20:56:50 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jul 03, 2012 at 04:36:08PM -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 07/02/2012 04:05 PM, John wrote:
> >On 02/07/12 15:13, Peter Bennett (cats22) wrote:
> >>I am using mythtv 0.25.
> >>
> >>A few days ago one program that was supposed to be 1 hour only
> >>recorded 30 minutes. It is shown with a yellow dot in the
> >>listing on the front end. However, although that episode is
> >>showing several times again, it had not scheduled a re-recording
> >>of it. I have now gone into "Previously Recorded" and selected
> >>it for recording again, and now it is scheduled to record again.
> >>
> >>My question is, should not mythTV do that automatically? If only
> >>30 minutes out of 1 hour are recorded, can it automatically
> >>schedule it to record again? Many times on cable channels, the
> >>program is repeated later the same night, so it could easily
> >>record the damaged program again.
> >>
> >I think thats a feature request, but It seems like a sensible
> >feature, I would definitely benefit from it, UK is littered with
> >+1 hour channels.
> Pretty sure it does mark episodes whose recordings were damaged to
> allow re-record, but only after a fix that went into 0.25-fixes.
> Tried updating?

recorded is marked to allow re-recording, but not oldrecording.  The
tables are updated by different code paths, so it's not a trivial
change.  Personally, I'm not in a hurry to change it until the kinks
in the recording quality check are all worked out.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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