[Solved] Recorder failed

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chuck837
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[Solved] Recorder failed

Post by chuck837 » Mon May 04, 2020 2:16 am

I have completed a reformat and installation of Ubuntu 18.04 and then installed Mythtv 31 with Schedules Direct. Everything seems to be working. I get the programming for the next 18 days and all the channels are there. I set it up to record some programs. In the media library it is showing the programs that were scheduled. The lettering for the shows is in blue and when I try to play it says that the Recording is unavailable. File cannot be found". Any suggestions on where I should begin to look?

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Re: Recorder failed

Post by bitspiel » Mon May 04, 2020 4:58 am

To the logs! More specifically to the mythbackend logs.

If the log isn't helpful, try bumping up the loglevel to debug and record some arbitrary program.

Let the hunt begin!

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Re: Recorder failed

Post by wesnewell » Mon May 04, 2020 5:31 am

Are the recordings actually there are not? Does the backend user have permissions to the dir. If not, then it can't record them. post path to recordings group using ll.

wes@mythfe0:~$ ll /sda/
total 32
drwxrwxrwx 5 wes wes 4096 Dec 27 07:03 ./
drwxr-xrwx 28 wes wes 4096 May 3 11:22 ../
drwxrwxrwx 2 wes wes 4096 May 3 11:24 livetv/
drwx------ 2 root root 16384 Dec 27 06:55 lost+found/
drwxrwxrwx 2 wes wes 4096 May 3 22:39 recordings/
wes@mythfe0:~$ ll /sda/recordings
total 16551092
drwxrwxrwx 2 wes wes 4096 May 3 22:39 ./
drwxrwxrwx 5 wes wes 4096 Dec 27 07:03 ../
-rw-r--r-- 1 mythtv mythtv 7077579036 May 3 20:00 20501_20200504000000.ts
-rw-rw-rw- 1 mythtv mythtv 1131218 May 3 22:39 20501_20200504000000.ts.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 mythtv mythtv 9868072436 May 3 21:00 20801_20200504000000.ts
-rw-rw-rw- 1 mythtv mythtv 1499274 May 3 20:57 20801_20200504000000.ts.png
wes@mythfe0:~$
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Re: Recorder failed [SOLVED]

Post by chuck837 » Tue May 05, 2020 1:13 am

I found the problem. I had to change the directory permissions and from me to mythtv.
Thanks

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Re: Recorder failed

Post by Steve Goodey » Tue May 05, 2020 7:00 am

chuck837, thanks for adding [Solved] to the title, but for that to show correctly on the forum it needs to be added to the first post. :D

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