Bug #6160

Recordings for other users not returned by HTSP despite "view all"

Added by Claudio M. 12 months ago. Updated 12 months ago.

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Reporting this here as requested by the Kodi addon maintainer

Using the Kodi TVheadend addon, when I record something using an admin user ("admin"), my Kodi user ("user") cannot see the recording until I switch owners from admin to user despite having set "View all" in the user's "Video recorder" settings.

Once the recording is listed, it remains playable even if I switch its ownership back to the admin user (because of View all); the recording is not playable anymore if I remove "View all" (WAI).

From the web UI everything works as expected; I used a python wrapper to call the HTTP API and that works correctly as well. This seems to be related directly to HTSP, but I'm not a C/C++ developer so I have no idea where this issue could actually be.

Please let me know if there's any other details you need or anything else I can try (I'm happy to spin up a VM and compile a patched version if you need me to test something).


System info:

[email protected]:~# uname -a
Linux tvheadend 5.13.19-6-pve #1 SMP PVE 5.13.19-15 (Tue, 29 Mar 2022 15:59:50 +0200) x86_64 GNU/Linux
[email protected]:~# lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:    Debian
Description:    Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Release:    11
Codename:    bullseye
[email protected]:~# /usr/bin/tvheadend --version
/usr/bin/tvheadend: version 4.3-2010~g3b1d7a928



Updated by Flole Systems 12 months ago

Which "Change parameters" options have you set?

For me it's working fine (also with Kodi), so no idea what's wrong in your case.


Updated by Claudio M. 12 months ago

All of them:
This is the full user config:

And here's screenshots of what I see in the web UI and in Kodi:

- "Telegiornale" was recorded directly from Kodi, using the Kodi user.
- "News" was recorded from the Web UI using the admin user ("claudio")
- "Gran Premio d'Australia (2022)" was recorded by the admin user, switched to "owner=user" and then switched back to "owner=claudio" (this is the one that led me to filing the bug with pvr.hts, and then here).

"News" is the one that I can't see, which is the problem.

The "?????" in the extra text appear when I save the recording after swapping users. Can't make them go away (even if I delete them, they stay there).

Also, for completeness, I'm using OSMC ( - running Kodi 19) on a Raspberry Pi 4, not native Kodi (although it shouldn't matter, AFAIK).

Is there any tests I can do to check what the HTSP API is returning? IIUC I'd need to subscribe and parse what the API is returning; my python is not good enough to do that (and the example code I found is python2).


Updated by Dave Pickles 12 months ago

I came across this issue a while ago -

The workaround is to ensure that the same username is used for the connection to Kodi and for creating timers.


Updated by Claudio M. 12 months ago

Yep, that works, as well as starting the recording directly from Kodi; alternatively, changing the ownership of the recording to the Kodi user also works, but I'd rather see this fixed for HTSP.

I have a very memorable password for the Kodi user so I can (assuming I remember) start the recording with that user, but I can see why someone with a complex password (or that maybe is already logged in as an admin) would like this to work.

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