[mythtv-users] Previous recordings have disappeared

Darby Vicker darby.vicker at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 15:25:54 UTC 2019

On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 7:44 AM Roger Siddons <dizygotheca at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jan 2019 07:12:39 -0700
> Darby Vicker <darby.vicker at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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:
> >
> > 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?
> Try getting the channels via a browser
> http://yourBackendIPorHostname:6544/Channel/GetChannelInfoList

I'm at work now but I ssh-ed in and was able to use curl to hit the
channel list URL.  If I copy that file back and open in my browswer,
it looks fine and has no errors.  But I'm not sure if this would have
failed before - I didn't try that before I edited the channels this

> If that fails (as before) then the last channel listed needs fixing.
> Repeat until you see an XML list of channel data.

That is not what failed before - it failed when I hit the recording URL.

> Then try the url for recordings again.
> When you get an XML list of recordings (might take a while for browser
> to parse) then the frontend should work again.

The recordings URL is still failing in the same spot as before.  I
seems like like I'd have to fix the database for the recordings that
are having a problem.

> How did you update your channels originally ?

I just did a channel scan in the channel editor of myth-setup.

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