[mythtv] Ticket #11752: Recordings may end up in live tv group

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Aug 15 11:45:20 UTC 2013

On 08/15/2013 07:41 AM, MythTV wrote:
> On 08/15/2013 07:31 AM, MythTV wrote:
>> #11752: Recordings may end up in live tv group
>> --------------------------------------+-------------------------
>>       Reporter:  jyavenard             |      Owner:
>>           Type:  Bug Report - General  |     Status:  new
>>       Priority:  critical              |  Milestone:  unknown
>>      Component:  MythTV - General      |    Version:  Unspecified
>>       Severity:  medium                |   Keywords:
>> Ticket locked:  0                     |
>> --------------------------------------+-------------------------
>>   This almost caused a divorce in the Avenard's family.
>>   Offspring (Australian TV comedy/drama) is marked to record at any time on
>>   any channels (only on this channel checked).
>>   Wife started watching the show for 5 minutes while using live TV and
>>   exited.
>>   Tonight when it was time to watch it, no trace of the recording...
>>   turned out it had been marked as live tv and in was in the live TV
>>   recording group and as such not shown in the list.
>>   It seems that if you happened to watch live tv and a recordings is
>>   currently going, that recording will be marked as live tv.
>>   It shouldn't
>> --
>> Ticket URL:<http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/11752>
> Comment:
>   Dup of #11119 (and #11569).

And, FWIW, there are very few reasons to ever define a Live TV Storage 
Group (and the only case where it makes sense is a less-than-ideal 
system/storage configuration--so I don't know of any good reasons to 
define it).  Not defining a Live TV Storage Group allows MythTV to 
decide the most-ideal location to store the new recording, according to 
the same Storage Group Disk Scheduler selected for use with recordings.  
And, for those who believe that having a dedicated partition for Live TV 
is better to prevent expiring something they want, dedicating space to 
only Live TV only reduced the amount of space available for storing 

Unfortunately, though, mythtv-setup makes users think it's a good thing 
to define the group by having a button specifically to create the 
group.  Users see that and think, "I want to use Live TV," so they think 
they should/must create the group.

We may want to consider doing less to encourage users to create a Live 
TV Storage Group--such as removing the button in mythtv-setup "(Create 
Live TV group)".  Also, it makes sense to encourage distro packagers to 
stop creating Live TV Storage Groups for users.


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