[mythtv-users] Double entry of live tv recordings in mythfrontend recordings list
Jeffrey J. Kosowsky
mythtv-users at kosowsky.org
Tue Dec 9 17:10:52 UTC 2008
Kevin Kuphal wrote at about 11:04:36 -0600 on Tuesday, December 9, 2008:
> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 10:57 AM, Jeffrey J. Kosowsky <
> mythtv-users at kosowsky.org> wrote:
> > I have long noticed that many times when I watch liveTV (without any
> > channel or configuration change) that I get "double" entries for the same
> > program in my media library. Both entries have the same channel and
> > start time but the first entry is often (always?) an empty file.
> > It seems almost as if the tuner is trying twice with the first time
> > creating an empty file and the second time succeeding with a valid
> > stream. My tuner is a pchdtv5500.
> > This seems to happen mostly on very short recordings. Either that or
> > the duplicate/empty file gets auto-deleted after a little bit.
> > Also, is there some logic that very short recordings (maybe < 1
> > minute) get deleted after a few minutes rather than being stored for
> > 24 hours?
> > (Note I couldn't find much detail on this either on the LiveTV wiki
> > page or in the FAQ)\
> It's likely the "dummy" stream that is used during tuning. And yeah, it
> will get expired quickly
I know that there are pros/cons for listing live tv at all in the
Recordings list. But what possible advantage could there be to listing
the "dummy" stream?
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