[mythtv-users] Recordings from nonexistent channels

Jan Ceuleers jan.ceuleers at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 19:41:38 UTC 2012

On 07/31/2012 08:59 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Digging through the database may not be the best or easiest
> way to find out what's going on--at least not without at least
> using the other easier-to-find information about the recording
> that's in mythfrontend.

Understood, and thank you.

I've been looking at this problem using MythWeb and deleting the
recordings when I spot them, in order to avoid frustration on the
part of my better half (and also in order to give the system
permission to re-record the show as soon as possible, as opposed
to only when I get a chance to look at it when at home).

These failures show up in the Recorded Programmes section of
MythWeb with a "-" where you'd expect the channel icon to be.

Just found another-one in Mythweb and the channel as shown in the
frontend is "#2019 #2019". The other metadata looks OK (title,
date/time, description, screenshot, ...). Here it is in
recordedprogram (ooh there's two):

root at zotac:~# echo "select * from recordedprogram where chanid=2019;" | mysql -u mythtv -p mythconverg
Enter password: 
chanid	starttime	endtime	title	subtitle	description	categorycategory_type	airdate	stars	previouslyshown	title_pronounce	stereo	subtitled	hdtv	closecaptioned	partnumber	parttotal	seriesid	originalairdate	showtype	colorcode	syndicatedepisodenumber	programid	manualid	generic	listingsource	first	last	audioprop	subtitletypes	videoprop
2019	2012-06-26 03:45:00	2012-06-26 05:00:00	Girl Model		An exploration into the controversial supply of young female models to the Japanese modelling industry, focusing on 13-year-old Nadya Vall and her journey from Siberia to Tokyo. American scout Ashley promises her a lucrative career, but Nadya is ill-prepared for the culture of Japanese casting sessions.	film	movie	2011	0	1		0	1	0	0	0	0	240695868	NULL				MV240695868	0	0	40	0		NORMAL	WIDESCREEN
2019	2012-07-30 03:15:00	2012-07-30 04:35:00	Anvil: the Story of Anvil		Sacha Gervasi's documentary follows Canadian rockers Anvil as they embark on one final push for fame. Despite playing a key role in the birth of speed metal and inspiring bands such as Metallica and Guns N' Roses, Anvil have never succeeded in achieving the recognition they deserved. Now in their 50s, the band head into the studio to record their 13th album and set off on a ramshackle tour of Europe.	film	movie	2008	0	0		0	10	0	0	0	249389452	NULL				MV249389452	0	0	4	0	1		NORMAL	WIDESCREEN

The reason why I've been looking at recording rules etc is to
find out why the backend is trying to record from this mystical
channel in the first place; I fully accept that it can't invent
this channel all by itself so it has to be somewhere in the

Thanks, Jan

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