[mythtv-users] Previous recordings have disappeared

Bill Meek keemllib at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 16:05:23 UTC 2019

On 1/29/19 10:48 PM, Darby Vicker wrote:

>>       http://yourBackendIPorHostname:6544/Dvr/GetRecordedList
>>       http://yourBackendIPorHostname:6544/Myth/GetHostName


> Progress!  The first URL returns a list of the recordings, but this is
> at the top:
> This page contains the following errors:
> error on line 1 at column 256491: Char 0x0 out of allowed range
> Below is a rendering of the page up to the first error.
> What follows that is a very long list of unformatted text.  Here is
> the last part of that:

A single line is expected. I'd do this:

   curl --output /tmp/recordinglist.out --silent yourBackendIPorHostname:6544/Dvr/GetRecordedList

The /tmp/recordinglist.out will have the single line. Using an editor,
find the 256491th character. Then look at the surrounding text to locate
the offending recording. You should see keys like: <Title> and <StartTime>
nearby. In vi, 25648l would position on it, if starting at the 1st character.

Above if Roger's suggestion doesn't locate the error. It's also very possible
that there's another problem after this one, and the column # would change. If
you end up chasing too many faults, restoring from an old backup may be the


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