[mythtv-users] Previous recordings have disappeared

Darby Vicker darby.vicker at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 14:12:39 UTC 2019

On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 4:11 AM Roger Siddons <dizygotheca at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 21:48:43 -0700
> Darby Vicker <darby.vicker at gmail.com> wrote:
> dragon.ttvdb.py_216851001081#1081#1081#108100000000000falsetrue-302018-06-15T13:30:00Z2018-06-15T14:00:01Z17DefaultDefaultDefault0000Default2018-08-11T13:30:00Z2018-08-11T14:00:00ZDog
> > Whisperer With Cesar Millan: Family
> > EditionRealitytrue1991SH019349780000028862282642018-08-11T14:00:11Z40971391_20180811133000.mpgc62014-10-04The
> > canine behaviorist travels around the country helping families and
> > their dogs.ttvdb.py_29940400139139_1CTN-HD
> >
> > So it looks like an episode of Cesar Millan is causing the problem?
> >
> Almost.
> ttvdb.py_299404 is the metadata id,
> 00139139_1CTN-HD is (part of) the channel id/callsign/name data.
> It looks like the channel callsign or name has 'bad characters' in it,
> probably a newline.
> Try editing that channel from mythtv-setup/Channel Editor.
> Deleting the recording won't help; any recording from that channel will
> cause the same issue. As will other channels with a bad callsign/name.

I found that channel - 39-1, Christian Television Network - and edited
it.  The Channel name was cut off and the call sign has some spaces
(or other non-displaying characters) at the end.  I shortened the name
and got rid of the spaces in the call sign.

I also found other channels with weird characters in the call sign -
the displayed as rectangles.  I deleted those too.

Not that I expected it to work, but I still can't see my recordings.
How to I go about cleaning out the database now?

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