[mythtv-users] are missing recordings automatically re-recorded when available?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon May 21 23:06:51 UTC 2012
On 05/21/2012 06:35 PM, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> I had a disk in my storage pool go bad and it took with it the
> recordings that were on it. No big deal. It is just TV afterall.
> Of course the recordings are still in the database and now I have a
> bunch of recordings showing in the FE with a white X beside them,
> signifying that their recording file cannot be found.
> Does a recording in this state automatically get flagged for
> re-recording or do I have to manually do something with each of them
> (i.e. "Allow this episode to re-record") to get that to happen, assuming
> of course they are shown again -- re-run season is right around the
> corner though. :-)
> I notice that while there is a context menu item to do this (Recording
> Options->Allow this episode to re-record) to recordings that are still
> valid there is no "Recording Options" context menu item for this
> recordings with missing files. From a an end-user perspective, I'd
> really hope that this means that these recordings are automatically
> eligible for re-recording -- given that there is no UI element for me to
> manually elect that.
You will need to select whether to allow re-record or not when you
delete the invalid metadata. You can do this with:
which will always delete and allow re-record.
In theory, in mythfrontend's Watch Recordings screen, you would be able
to delete (using the procedure specified in
), but it seems that in the years of users complaining that they were
unable to delete recordings with missing files, none mentioned that they
had turned on the "Auto-Expire instead of delete recording" setting (so
I never tested with that setting enabled).
Since that setting was removed from 0.25, and it is now always enabled,
we have to fix the code to allow deletion of recordings with missing
files. However, once we do fix that, it will allow you to choose to
delete the recording without allowing re-record.
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