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Bug #1406

Bug #1266: Unable to write meta data

Misleading Error Message about inability to Write metadata

Added by Steve Miller about 10 years ago. Updated about 10 years ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
PVR / DVR
Target version:
-
Start date:
2012-11-16
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Found in version:
3.2
Affected Versions:

Description

If you schedule a recording without using the EPG, then a misleading error message of

Recording error: "*.mkv": Unable to write meta data

is printed in the log.

This message results from code within muxer.c . The function is "muxer_write_meta(muxer_t *m, struct epg_broadcast *eb)". Since the recording schedule was timer based only, the pointer eb is passed in as NULL and the function exits right away with -1.

While it is true that the metadata was not written, it is not really an error because for the actions that TVH was asked to perform, no meta data can be scrapped.

While it is possible to trap out this condition at a higher level. I would suggest downgrading this to a "Warning" rather than an error and placing some documentation that this message is to be expected on timer only recording events.

History

#1

Updated by Adam Sutton about 10 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected
  • Parent task set to #1266

Being covered by #1266. John had already noted in #hts that the reason related to NULL ptr in de_bcast, but I don't think he's updated the bug notes.

Adam

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