[mythtv-users] Firewire stops working -- and how to record twice?
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Jan 14 12:26:46 UTC 2009
Brad Templeton wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 09:32:21AM -0500, Eric Sharkey wrote:
>> Are you getting the behavior that the show appears to record, and is
>> available from the watch recordings menu, but when you try to play it
>> it says that the recording could not be found and the only thing you
>> can do is cancel or delete the entry?
> This is standard behaviour for Myth on a fully failed recording. Myth
> does not yet robustly identify this happening, unfortunately.
> (ie. if a recording fails and produces no output, myth should consider
> it failed and try to re-record, but instead it thinks it got it.)
I haven't checked the code (unwell + wrestling with minimyth ATM) but a sanity
check at the end of the recording might be useful. Check that a non-zero length
file actually exists before logging this program as successfully recorded. Can't
check for a file of the correct length: I don't think that can be done, as the
bitrate etc could vary for a number of reasons, but an actual file with data
would be easier to confirm. And as Brad suggested, a failed recording for
whatever reason should result in a reschedule request.
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