[mythtv-users] Restarting Failing Recordings
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Jun 23 15:45:09 UTC 2010
On 06/23/2010 09:11 AM, Mark Garland wrote:
> I experienced a blip of bad reception the other night on my Free View DTV
> (UK), and this got me into a pickle.
> I'd asked MythTV to record the football (England vs. Algeria), and 3 minutes
> into the recording, the reception became so bad that the DTV card lost the
> signal. A minute or so later the signal came back and was good enough for
> us to watch the rest of the game without issue.
> However, the recording stalled at 3 minutes. Even though the data was now
> available (after the blip) the recording had completely stalled.
> 2) If none of the above automation is available, something more manual would
> be useful. Once the recording had stalled, it still appeared in my Watch
> Recordings list as green (currently recording), but when played was stuck at
> 3 minutes. I knew the game was still on, and that signal was back, and knew
> that I wanted it recorded, but I couldn't find a "restart this failed
> recording" button. The only way I could get around this was to delete what
> I already had (losing the beginning), and either delete the scheduled
> recording and then reschedule the recording, or (what I did) to watch it as
> Live TV. However, if I were, say half way through a film, it would be a
> shame to have it in two halves.
You can hit M to get the recording information menu, which (IIRC) has a
menu "Recording Options" and when you go to that menu, one option will
be "Stop Recording". So, rather than Delete the existing part, you
should have just stopped the recording, then restarted it. To restart
recording if the rule specifies duplicate matching, you'd either have to
do a one-time override recording rule or in Watch Recordings, highlight
the recording, MENU|Recording Options|Allow this episode to re-record
(or whatever the words happen to be).
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