Problem recording most channels in program guide

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Problem recording most channels in program guide

Post by Smashtorrent » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:02 pm

Hi All,
After installing mythTV 31 on Ubuntu 20.04, I wanted to test my capture cards (HDHomeRun) by attempting to record with all four tuners simultaneously. However, I ran into a bigger issue. When trying to record using 'Record One Showing (this episode)', it does nothing on most channels. Some channels it will record, but for most of them it doesn't do anything, not even an error. I can watch the channel, so the tuner is working. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Matt

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Re: Problem recording most channels in program guide

Post by Ajharvey » Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:37 am

Does the recent recording section show anything - seemingly failed recordings for me have showed up in there with a reason the system decided not to schedule them (like deciding they were already recorded, or conflicted with existing programmes)

Also, if you schedule programmes on these channels a little way in the future, do they show in upcoming recordings? And if so do they actually record?

Cheers,
Adrian

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Re: Problem recording most channels in program guide

Post by bill6502 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:17 am

Did the recordings actually fail, or were the ones selected already being broadcast
with a complete episode available in the future?

Or, was it only the 'Record One Showing (this episode)' that didn't appear to work
while other choices were OK?

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Re: Problem recording most channels in program guide

Post by Smashtorrent » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:11 am

Hi all,
I figured out the problem. My default recording rule had the following schedule filters:
- new episode
- first showing

So, when I tried to record an episode that was a rerun it wouldn’t record using 'Record One Showing (this episode)' and if I attempted to use the option ‘Record This Showing’ I would see ‘single record -- not listed’.

Anyway, thanks Ajharvy and bill6502 for reaching out. Sorry I didn’t respond in a timely fashion.

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Re: Problem recording most channels in program guide

Post by Ajharvey » Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:31 am

Thanks for posting the final solution to help any others with the same symptoms later!

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Re: Problem recording most channels in program guide

Post by Steve Goodey » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:06 am

Hello,

If you're happy with the fix could you possibly added [Solved] to the subject line in the first post?

Ta.

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