Bug #4454

AutoRec (sometimes) creates wrong schedules

Added by Jan W over 6 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

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I have an AutoRec for the German news ("Tagesschau") everyday at 20:00 h. Occasionally, Tvh will record the Tagesschau at noon (12:00) instead of the evening broadcast.

This is the AutoRec entry:

And here you can see (in yellow) the upcoming recording that is not right:

This only seems to happen after Tvh has been up for a while (or some time after the AutoRec has been created). After I took this screenshot, I opened and saved the AutoRec entry (without changing anything) and now the upcoming recordings are correct:

The issue seems to be related to duplicate handling - in the first screenshot, the 30/06/17, 20:00 h broadcast is marked as a rerun of the 12:00 h broadcast (which is not correct, obviously).


AutoRec.PNG (11.8 KB) AutoRec.PNG Jan W, 2017-06-21 20:55
Upcoming.PNG (102 KB) Upcoming.PNG Jan W, 2017-06-21 20:55
Upcoming2.PNG (90.7 KB) Upcoming2.PNG Jan W, 2017-06-21 21:00



Updated by Kai Sommerfeld about 6 years ago

I have seen this misbehavior as well.


Updated by LubosD - almost 6 years ago

I confirm this bug. My autorec entry specifies start and stop time during evenings (17:00-20:00), yet it sometimes also records the morning repeat of the show (around 8:00).


Updated by g siviero almost 6 years ago

Well, actually in the first screenshot by Jan W the columns "Start after" and "Start before" both contain "20:00".
I don't think that would be a good time interval, it may create some unexpected or invalid behaviour.


Updated by A Blarb over 5 years ago

I think the whole understanding of "Start before" and "Start after" is wrong. You have to set both values, otherwise it has no effect. The times should be taken for the day from 0h to 24h, but it doesn't seem to work that way.


Updated by da h4xX0rz1sT over 5 years ago

Same issue here.

It works as you would expect it to work, these entries outside the time window are only scheduled on startup, not when TVh is running and new matching entries arrive.

See also bug #5056.


Updated by Arne Drees over 4 years ago

For a workround, please take a look at

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