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#21 Marc_G OFFLINE  

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:18 PM

That appears to have sorted it. Yea!



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:48 PM

Are you just not running library scans?



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:55 PM

Are you just not running library scans?

Scheduled task... Kicks off daily I think. Whatever is default. And Emby is always monitoring for new stuff.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:26 PM

OK, coming back to this.

 

Please note that yesterday I've completely removed Emby, and reinstalled it from the ground up with the latest server, re-entered Live TV info, and so on. I have one path/library for recorded movies and a separate one for series, just as before.

 

"Recordings" is still blank, despite successful recording last night of Saturday Night Live. What is this "Recordings" tab supposed to include? I would I expect it to include a list of the shows Emby has recorded. But I've never seen anything there.

 

What is it supposed to do, and why is it blank for me when I have lots of previously recorded and upcoming scheduled recordings?



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 04:03 PM

Did you configure a recording path in live tv settings?



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 04:05 PM

Did you configure a recording path in live tv settings?

Default is blank, movies and TV set to appropriate library paths, same as when I played with this a month or two ago. At that time, setting something into the default screwed up the TV recording path so I cleared it out again.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 05:14 PM

If you are using a folder that you chose, you need to put that in the 'series recording path'. Here's mine

 

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 05:19 PM

If you are using a folder that you chose, you need to put that in the 'series recording path'. Here's mine

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Right. My series recording path is set similarly and things get where they need to go. But recordings tab is always blank.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:10 AM

I never use the recordings section, I'll have to look. I just go to the library. Everything is there. I would imagine recordings will only show new recordings.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:38 AM

I use the library too. My post is just too point out that something funky is going on since Recordings is always empty, at least in the case where the optional Movies and TV Series recording paths are used instead of the default recording path.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 01:39 PM

I use the library too. My post is just too point out that something funky is going on since Recordings is always empty, at least in the case where the optional Movies and TV Series recording paths are used instead of the default recording path.

 

I think you are probably onto something there, thanks.


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 03:20 PM

mine seems ok,

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 03:30 PM

I will try again adding a default path when I get home, prior to a recording that starts around 8 pm. Last time I did this, it interfered with recordings going into proper season folders, and that problem cleared as soon as I wiped the default recording path. But maybe that no longer happens. We will see soon!

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 04:38 PM

I just looked at my recordings section, and mine is populated, correctly. I rebuilt my server over the weekend. So everything is fresh.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 08:11 PM

I know you just rebuilt your server so this is probably not the cause - Any possiblity there is a ".ignore" file in your recording folders? This was what my issue was - put it there so Emby didn't sync that folder to Kodi back when I was still using Kodi.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 08:42 PM

OK, I've added a default path. I made a new folder called "EmbyTemp" and plugged it into the default path, not changing the movies and TV paths. Here are the current settings:

 

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In twenty minutes a recording will start. After it's done I'll report the results.  What happened a month or two when I did something similar was that recordings were put in the main series folder, instead of the season folder. So, for example, if recordings of The Simpsons were supposed to go here:

 

\\HTSERVER\LiveTVSeries\The Simpsons\Season 29

 

Instead they started going here:

 

\\HTSERVER\LiveTVSeries\The Simpsons\

 

This happened to multiple different TV series, each suddenly ignoring it's season folders. No effect on the empty "Recordings" tab. Wiping out the entry under default recording path restored normal function.

 

We shall see!



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:25 AM

My recording occurred and the resulting file was properly located in the appropriate \\LiveTVSeries\<seriesname>\<season#>\ pathway. No problem.

 

"Recordings" tab still blank.

 

Hey, one other question. The recording tonight took up about half of the usual space. It was 66 minutes long; usually this would equate to 6 GB, more or less. Instead, it was just over 3 GB.  I skipped through the recording quickly and it seems to be intact, just taking up less space. It's still in the usual .ts format (I don't have it set to convert to streaming-friendly MKV).  Any idea what's up? My recording of SNL from last Saturday was the normal file size (~9GB for 96 minutes). I wonder if my updated installation is talking differently to the HDHomeRun and maybe getting a more compressed stream or something?



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:34 AM

Take a look if it's h264 or MPEG2. Some networks have been switched over to h264, so the stream will be smaller



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 02:41 PM

Yea this is the challenge with having a lot of settings here. It creates the risk of some scenarios that are hard to trace down.

 

I think ultimately the best solution is dropping the Recordings tab altogether from the Live TV section and having you browse recordings using the regular library browsing functions.


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 02:44 PM

Yea this is the challenge with having a lot of settings here. It creates the risk of some scenarios that are hard to trace down.

I think ultimately the best solution is dropping the Recordings tab altogether from the Live TV section and having you browse recordings using the regular library browsing functions.

Would still like a recording history summary including status, channel/tuner used, etc. Including recordings attempted that failed or were truncated.

I always appreciate your help and feedback Luke. Thank you!





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