[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu theme, yellow text in watch recordings?

Bill Meek keemllib at gmail.com
Sun Mar 30 14:47:43 UTC 2014

On 03/29/2014 06:23 PM, Gabe Rubin wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 7:32 PM, Tom Dexter <digitalaudiorock at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 10:17 PM, Bill Meek <keemllib at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 03/26/2014 08:54 PM, Tom Dexter wrote:
>>>> OK...this one's driving me totally nuts.
>>>> I just updated to a new version of the Mythbuntu theme today (though I
>>>> have no idea if that has anything to do with this).
>>>> In the watch recordings screen I have one recording (an episode of 60
>>>> Minutes) that's displaying the name in yellow text, and it's the only
>>>> one like that of hundreds.  I can't for the life of me figure out what
>>>> that means, or what's different about it.
>>>> Can *anyone* tell me what on earth that means?
>>> The recording has probably been marked as Damaged. Look in your
>>> backend log for the following text if you wan to prove it:
>>>      RecordingQuality overall_score=
>> Yup...looks like that's it.  I definitely have that message in the
>> backend logs.  Haven't verified that it's for that recording though I
>> think it is.
>> Thanks!
>> Tom
>> ______________________________________________
> I have this issue too, but it is with most of my recordings (and I see that
> message in my logs).  These are all firewire capture and generally, the
> recordings play just fine.  Wondering what could be causing this or if it
> is possible to not have the bulk of my recordings appear as yellow.

1st, You really need to verify that the errors in the log match the Watch
Recordings' entries. I use Steppes, but I did just load Mythbuntu 28.5
and my one and only damaged recording does show up in yellow.

You could look at the XML in the log to see where the errors are,
their durations and the overall score:

<RecordingQuality overall_score="0.92" key="1201_2014-03-29T17:30:00Z" countinuity_error_count="0" packet_count="13533559">
     <Gap start="2014-03-29T17:30:00Z" end="2014-03-29T17:30:48Z" duration="48" />

The default threshold for marking a recording as Damaged is 95%.
The threshold isn't changeable via the GUI, but its setting is
MinimumRecordingQuality (which won't be in the settings table
unless it was added manually.) If your overall_scores for firewire
are something less than 0.95, you could start your backend with:

      --override-setting MinimumRecordingQuality=90 (or whatever % you like)

That won't help existing recordings, as they're already flagged in
the recordedprogram table.


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