[mythtv-users] 0.00GB files...
nick at kaijaks.co.uk
Sun May 23 05:19:25 EDT 2004
> Four older recordings on my myth box no longer play back (they used to
> be fine). In the 'Watch Recordings' view, their preview is black, and
> trying to play them does nothing. In the 'Delete Recordings' view,
> they show as 0.00 GB file size.
and kr replied:
>By any chance, have you edited these files with the edit feature of
>myth? Check the starttime in recorded and see if it matches the
>filename. The layout of the filename is chanid_starttime_endtime.nuv.
It's been a while since I've been online - I've got the builders in and
they managed put a nail through a water pipe which has provided me with
I hadn't edited the files - they were just hanging around on disk
waiting for me to get around to watch them - although I'd started a
couple to make sure they were the right channel. The files were as named
in recorded (chanid_starttime_endtime.nuv) as you say.
More bizarrely, the files have now disappeared. When I originally
posted, I checked the files and compared to the recorded table, and the
names matched as I expected, and they had substantial (>3GB file size).
Running `ls -1|wc -l` gave a count of double the number of entries in
recorded (one .nuv and one .png for each). Now, the files have gone. I
don't use auto-expire, and if I did, I wouldn't expect them to remain in
So now I'm really puzzled! Like Drew, I did have an unplanned power
outage (the PSU died) between first recording and seeing the 0.00GB
report. The other thing that I think happened was that I reached 100%
use of my myth video filesystem for a bit.
Would welcome any more suggestions...
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