mtdean at thirdcontact
May 21, 2012, 5:24 PM
Post #8 of 10
On 05/21/2012 08:21 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
Re: are missing recordings automatically re-recorded when available?
[In reply to]
> On 05/21/2012 08:05 PM, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
>> On 12-05-21 07:29 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> Well, current MythTV isn't designed to manage metadata in Watch
>>> Recordings for recordings without files.
>> And that's fair enough. Certainly what I want to do is outside the
>> realm of a typical/normal workflow I'd think.
>>> If you want to hack around the system and you really want to have a
>>> bunch of missing files slowing down Watch Recordings, you can put
>>> all of
>>> the recordings into a recording group ("Missing Files" or whatever),
>>> then "touch" the file for each one, then select that recording group in
>>> Watch Recordings and add the group to the playlist, then use Playlist
>>> Options to choose "Allow this episode to re-record", then go delete the
>>> 0-byte files.
>> Ahhh. Nice solution. Except that I don't seem to have a menu option on
>> these broken recordings to even change their recording group. The only
>> options are "Show Recording Details", "Delete", and "Add to Playlist".
>> I might be able to use the playlist to change the recording group,
> With add to playlist available, you might be able to access both the
> "Allow this episode to re-record" and "Change recording group"
> playlist options directly, and not even need to touch files.
>> I can cobble up some shell-script to give me a list of recordings that
>> have a missing file and create 0-byte files from that list so this first
>> problem is not really a huge problem. However, even with recordings
>> tagged (and of course untagged as described previously), there isn't a
>> playlist option to "Allow ... re-record"
> Yes, because we didn't design Watch Recordings to allow you to keep
> metadata for non-existent recordings. It's supposed to manage
> recordings--complete with metadata /and/ files. :)
Ah, wait, you're saying there's no "Allow this episode to re-record"
option in the Playlist Options menu. Guess we don't have a way of
allowing it for a group at once--meaning it would be one-by one using
Schedule Options menu after touching the files.
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