Bug #1812

Selecting record series in the webui begins scheduling everything

Added by Pedro Pena about 10 years ago. Updated about 9 years ago.

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Linux 3.2.0-54-generic-pae #82-Ubuntu server 12.04
i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

HTS Tvheadend 3.5.244~gf5c5ffd-dirty with dvb-linux-disable
XBMC 12.2 Frodo front end
Hauppauge 2250 dual tuner card using only the analog sides

I searched but could not find mention of this bug.

I selected "record series" for a particular show from the epg tab in the webui and tvheadend began to schedule recordings for what seemed to be everything.
I stopped it about one month into scheduling and at that point there were over 5000 scheduled recordings.

I have made changes to "v4l.c" to be able to use my tuner card but I don't see how this would inflence what I saw.

scheduling individual racordings via the XBMC front end works fine.



Updated by Adam Sutton about 10 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Need feedback

I'd need some logging info, I'd also recommend checking latest code.


Updated by Pedro Pena almost 10 years ago

Sorry for the late response but I've been in and out of the country with litte time to look at this.
At the moment I don't have a test computer to try and recreate this but one is on the way.
I'll try to recreate using the latest code as soon as I have a system up and running.


Updated by Phillip DuLion almost 10 years ago

I'm encountering this issue as well. I just installed the latest version from unstable. I've made no modifications, and I'm using tv_grab_na_dd with As soon as I select the "Record Series" button for a show, the /home/hts/.hts/tvheadend/dvr/log starts filling up.


Updated by Aaron F almost 10 years ago

This is happening to me as well, using a checkout of master from Feb 5. It makes series scheduling a bit challenging to say the least..
I tried enabling debugging but the log doesn't show anything before adding all the recordings.

Here is the relevant part of the debug log:

2014-02-05 19:03:44.971 [   INFO]:tid 139888779302656: AVAHI: Service 'Tvheadend' successfully established.
2014-02-05 19:10:24.139 [   INFO]:tid 139888468936448: dvr: entry 1 "Alerta Cobra" on "KRMA V-Me" starting at 2014-02-05 19:59:00, scheduled for recording by "Auto recording by: aaron" 
2014-02-05 19:10:24.629 [   INFO]:tid 139888468936448: dvr: entry 3759 "XXII Winter Olympics" on "KUSA HD NBC" starting at 2014-02-18 13:59:00, scheduled for recording by "Auto recording by: aaron" 
2014-02-05 19:10:24.629 [   INFO]:tid 139889183647616: dvr: "Cooking With Nick Stellino" on "KRMA Create" recorder starting

I now have 3759 new episodes in the upcoming recordings list, along with that many files.


Updated by Aaron F almost 10 years ago

I figured out how to turn on dvr tracing and saw this just before it added all the shows. Maybe the webui isn't passing something??

[ INFO]:dvr: Creating new configuration ''

2014-02-05 20:11:33.057 [   INFO]:xmltv: external socket enabled
2014-02-05 20:11:33.140 [   INFO]:epgdb: loaded v2
2014-02-05 20:11:33.140 [   INFO]:epgdb:   channels   0
2014-02-05 20:11:33.140 [   INFO]:epgdb:   brands     0
2014-02-05 20:11:33.140 [   INFO]:epgdb:   seasons    439
2014-02-05 20:11:33.140 [   INFO]:epgdb:   episodes   7044
2014-02-05 20:11:33.140 [   INFO]:epgdb:   broadcasts 8271
2014-02-05 20:11:33.140 [   INFO]:dvr: Creating new configuration ''
2014-02-05 20:11:33.143 [ NOTICE]:START: HTS Tvheadend version 0.0.0~unknown started, running as PID:24457 UID:120 GID:44, CWD:/ CNF:/home/hts/.hts/tvheadend
2014-02-05 20:11:33.999 [   INFO]:AVAHI: Service 'Tvheadend' successfully established.
2014-02-05 20:11:49.647 [  TRACE]:dvr: entry timer scheduled for 1391655510
2014-02-05 20:11:49.647 [   INFO]:dvr: entry 1 "Alerta Cobra" on "KRMA V-Me" starting at 2014-02-05 19:59:00, scheduled for recording by "Auto recording by: aaron

Updated by Jeff Williams over 9 years ago

This is almost certainly caused by the suri error discussed in issue #2052. I have experienced the same and resolved using code from issue #2052.


Updated by Julian Lam over 9 years ago

Holy moly, did I make a mistake when I clicked "record" on "Daily Show with Jon Stewart". Now I have over 3k scheduled and counting.

Removed the 3k scheduled recordings in one fell swoop:

  • Removed the errant autorec entry from ~/.hts/tvheadend/autorec
  • Removed the scheduled recordings by emptying the files in ~/.hts/tvheadend/dvr/log
$ apt-cache policy tvheadend
  Installed: 3.5.247~g098b7de~saucy
  Candidate: 3.5.247~g098b7de~saucy
  Version table:
 *** 3.5.247~g098b7de~saucy 0
        500 saucy/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

For reference, the bad autorec object:

        "id": "2",
        "enabled": 1,
        "config_name": "",
        "creator": "julian",
        "comment": "Created from EPG query",
        "channel": "9-1 CFTODT",
        "contenttype": 0,
        "title": "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart",
        "approx_time": 0,
        "weekdays": "1,2,3,4,5,6,7",
        "pri": "normal",
        "serieslink": "ddprogid:/" 

But I have a good one that works properly:

        "id": "1",
        "enabled": 1,
        "config_name": "",
        "creator": "julian",
        "comment": "Created from EPG query",
        "channel": "5-1 CBLTDT",
        "contenttype": 0,
        "title": "CBC News Now",
        "approx_time": 0,
        "weekdays": "1,2,3,4,5,6,7",
        "pri": "normal",
        "serieslink": "ddprogid:///usr/bin/tv_grab_na_dd/SH01201714.0000" 

It looks like "serieslink" is not populated correctly, and acts as a wildcard!


Updated by MArk Coleman about 9 years ago

Just wanted to report that I am seeing the same issue in 3.9.422~gc84bc2b


Updated by And Re about 9 years ago

same issue in 3.9.422~gc84bc2b

what could be done to record series? any other ways?

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