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Re: Re: Shows Not Recording

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Post by kkingsto » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:00 pm

Thanks! I just set mine for 100MB. We'll see how that goes.

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Post by StinkyImp » Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:29 pm

I have some (back burner) ideas for enhancing this utility. When (if) I get time I may incorporate them.

Right now my ~50MB increase is 13MB and begins on 5/4/2018. It currently has a little over 7,000 entries. Based on my recording habits the increased file size should hold years worth of recording history... Yours? Maybe decades. ;)

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Post by kkingsto » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:58 pm

StinkyImp wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:29 pm
I have some (back burner) ideas for enhancing this utility. When (if) I get time I may incorporate them.

Right now my ~50MB increase is 13MB and begins on 5/4/2018. It currently has a little over 7,000 entries. Based on my recording habits the increased file size should hold years worth of recording history... Yours? Maybe decades. ;)
I have under 6000 entries. And that was from the past year. I may have cleared the history without realizing what I'm doing last year.

Does WMC use the history to determine of something has been recorded or not? (I would think so or we'd get a LOT of repeats over time which does still happen). I might get 2 copies of Gold Rush on one night (the normal time, and then in the wee hours of the AM).

There's a lot of duplication in some of the recordings. But then this may be how WMC works.

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Post by Space » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:24 pm

WMC does keep a history of recorded episodes, but it is not the Event Viewer logs that is being discussed in this thread. Those are just logs and are not used for anything other than that.

For each Series, there is a list of recorded episodes maintained by that Series (there is no way in WMC to see this list). The purpose is so that no Series ever records the same episode more than once. As you have discovered, there is a bug that can cause it to sometimes record some episodes more than once. It appears that it sometimes happens when episodes are first in the guide as generic (so they are set to record) and then later, gets episode specific data through a guide update (although I'm not sure this is required for this bug to happen, it is just how I've noticed it). Generally this means that those episodes that were in the guide as generic at the time of the update, continue to be scheduled to record, even though they are all the same episode (and therefore only one of them should be scheduled to record).

Note that if you delete a Series and re-create it, the list of already recorded episodes is also deleted (for that Series only), so it will start recording episodes that were already recorded in the past (if you use New & Rerun setting). It is possible to have two separate Series that will record the same episode separately, therefore recording it twice. For instance if you have one Series that records "Friends" episodes, and another that records "Actor: Jennifer Aniston". Each Series maintains there own separate history of recorded episodes.

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Post by kkingsto » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:05 pm

Thanks, Space. What you say makes sense.

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Post by StinkyImp » Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:42 pm

kkingsto wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:05 pm
Thanks, Space. What you say makes sense.
My .02$ dollar cents...

Space and IT Troll have a much better grasp of the inner workings of WMC's recording history. I use a simple read of the event log. That's why if you clear the log, my utility appears to start at the clearing (or rollover) date while WMC still knows which episodes have been recorded.

Another "back burner" project of mine is to design a means to create a grandfather/father/son (or more) nightly backup of the Media Center event log and a means to restore one of them if needed. :think:

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Post by Gripweed » Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:02 am

StinkyImp wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:29 pm
I have some (back burner) ideas for enhancing this utility. When (if) I get time I may incorporate them.
Hey StinkyImp,
Today I had occasion to use your recordings.exe program to look up an event. Thank you so much for creating it. I did notice one thing that was listed in the WMC History List that does not appear in your list. And that is an error code.

You had:
1/27/2021 10:00:03 PM - Warning - For Life: s02e06 354 was not recorded due to an unexpected failure.
1/27/2021 10:00:05 PM - Warning - For Life: s02e06 354 was not recorded due to an unexpected failure.

What was missing was the error code 0xC0040524 which told me that one of my tuners locked up. If you could list the Tuner name or address that would be really helpful, too. I haven't looked lately at the actual Events listing in awhile so I'm not sure whether that information is even there or not.

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Post by StinkyImp » Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:56 pm

Gripweed wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:02 am

Hey StinkyImp,
Today I had occasion to use your recordings.exe program to look up an event. Thank you so much for creating it. I did notice one thing that was listed in the WMC History List that does not appear in your list. And that is an error code.

You had:
1/27/2021 10:00:03 PM - Warning - For Life: s02e06 354 was not recorded due to an unexpected failure.
1/27/2021 10:00:05 PM - Warning - For Life: s02e06 354 was not recorded due to an unexpected failure.

What was missing was the error code 0xC0040524 which told me that one of my tuners locked up. If you could list the Tuner name or address that would be really helpful, too. I haven't looked lately at the actual Events listing in awhile so I'm not sure whether that information is even there or not.
Hi Gripweed! :wave:

Yeah... That's actually one of my back burner ideas. That utility started out as a quick and dirty "proof of concept" and that's pretty much where it ended. One of these days (when I get the time) I'll probably work on that and the other enhancements I have in mind.

Thank you for giving it a try and thanks for your feedback! ;)

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Post by StinkyImp » Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:40 pm

For anyone interested, I've made a minor change that I feel makes it a little more useful. I've found that I don't have easy access to error codes, but I do have access to EventID's so I've added them to the output file along with a legend.

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Recording List for Young Sheldon
Created 2021:04:03:09:06:46
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   5/10/2018 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set started recording on 5/10/2018 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 5/10/2018 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
   9/24/2018 8:00:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels started recording on 9/24/2018 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 9/24/2018 8:00:00 PM as scheduled.
   9/27/2018 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Rival Prodigy and Sir Isaac Neutron started recording on 9/27/2018 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 9/27/2018 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
   10/4/2018 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens started recording on 10/4/2018 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 10/4/2018 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
  10/11/2018 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Financial Secret and Fish Sauce started recording on 10/11/2018 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 10/11/2018 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
  10/18/2018 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries started recording on 10/18/2018 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 10/18/2018 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
  10/25/2018 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Seven Deadly Sins and a Small Carl Sagan started recording on 10/25/2018 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 10/25/2018 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
   11/1/2018 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Carbon Dating and a Stuffed Raccoon started recording on 11/1/2018 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 11/1/2018 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
   11/8/2018 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: An 8-Bit Princess and a Flat Tire Genius started recording on 11/8/2018 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 11/8/2018 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
  11/15/2018 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero started recording on 11/15/2018 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 11/15/2018 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
   12/6/2018 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Stunted Childhood and a Can of Fancy Mixed Nuts started recording on 12/6/2018 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 12/6/2018 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
    1/3/2019 8:04:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Race of Superhumans and a Letter to Alf started recording on 1/3/2019 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 1/3/2019 8:04:00 PM as scheduled.
   1/10/2019 7:49:44 PM - 8 - Warning     - Young Sheldon: A Tummy Ache and a Whale of a Metaphor was not recorded due to an unexpected failure.
   1/17/2019 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Nuclear Reactor and a Boy Called Lovey started recording on 1/17/2019 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 1/17/2019 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
   1/26/2019 8:25:58 PM - 17 - Informatio - Young Sheldon: A Race of Superhumans and a Letter to Alf was manually deleted on 1/26/2019 8:25:58 PM by HTPC.
   1/31/2019 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: David, Goliath and a Yoo-Hoo From the Back started recording on 1/31/2019 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 1/31/2019 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
    2/7/2019 8:03:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Math Emergency and Perky Palms started recording on 2/7/2019 7:31:03 PM and stopped on 2/7/2019 8:03:00 PM as scheduled.
   2/21/2019 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag started recording on 2/21/2019 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 2/21/2019 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
    3/7/2019 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Albert Einstein and the Story of Another Mary started recording on 3/7/2019 7:31:03 PM and stopped on 3/7/2019 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
    4/4/2019 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Perfect Score and a Bunsen Burner Marshmallow started recording on 4/4/2019 7:31:03 PM and stopped on 4/4/2019 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
   4/25/2019 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater started recording on 4/25/2019 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 4/25/2019 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
    5/2/2019 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Proposal and a Popsicle Stick Cross started recording on 5/2/2019 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 5/2/2019 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
    5/9/2019 8:01:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Broken Heart and a Crock Monster started recording on 5/9/2019 7:31:02 PM and stopped on 5/9/2019 8:01:00 PM as scheduled.
   5/16/2019 8:41:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast started recording on 5/16/2019 8:01:02 PM and stopped on 5/16/2019 8:41:00 PM as scheduled.
   9/26/2019 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes started recording on 9/26/2019 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 9/26/2019 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
   10/3/2019 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Broom Closet and Satan's Monopoly Board started recording on 10/3/2019 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 10/3/2019 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
  10/10/2019 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: An Entrepreneurialist and a Swat on the Bottom started recording on 10/10/2019 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 10/10/2019 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
  10/17/2019 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Hobbitses, Physicses and a Ball With Zip started recording on 10/17/2019 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 10/17/2019 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
  10/24/2019 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Pineapple and the Bosom of Male Friendship started recording on 10/24/2019 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 10/24/2019 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
   11/7/2019 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Parasol and a heck of an Arm started recording on 11/7/2019 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 11/7/2019 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
  11/14/2019 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture That Encourages Spitting started recording on 11/14/2019 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 11/14/2019 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
  11/21/2019 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: The Sin of Greed and a Chimichanga From Chi-Chi's started recording on 11/21/2019 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 11/21/2019 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
   12/5/2019 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Party Invitation, Football Grapes and an Earth Chicken started recording on 12/5/2019 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 12/5/2019 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
  12/12/2019 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Teenager Soup and a Little Ball of Fib started recording on 12/12/2019 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 12/12/2019 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
    1/9/2020 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Live Chicken, a Fried Chicken and Holy Matrimony started recording on 1/9/2020 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/9/2020 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
   1/16/2020 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Body Glitter and a Mall Safety Kit started recording on 1/16/2020 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/16/2020 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
   1/30/2020 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Contracts, Rules and a Little Bit of Pig Brains started recording on 1/30/2020 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 1/30/2020 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
    2/6/2020 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Slump, a Cross and Roadside Gravel started recording on 2/6/2020 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 2/6/2020 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
   2/13/2020 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Boyfriend's Ex-Wife and a Good Luck Head Rub started recording on 2/13/2020 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 2/13/2020 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
   2/20/2020 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Pasadena started recording on 2/20/2020 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 2/20/2020 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
    3/5/2020 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: An Academic Crime and a More Romantic Taco Bell started recording on 3/5/2020 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 3/5/2020 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
   3/12/2020 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Couple Bruised Ribs and a Cereal Box Ghost Detector started recording on 3/12/2020 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 3/12/2020 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
    4/2/2020 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A House for Sale and Serious Woman Stuff started recording on 4/2/2020 6:57:12 PM and stopped on 4/2/2020 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
   4/16/2020 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Baby Tooth and the Egyptian God of Knowledge started recording on 4/16/2020 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 4/16/2020 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
   4/30/2020 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat started recording on 4/30/2020 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 4/30/2020 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
   11/5/2020 7:30:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Graduation started recording on 11/5/2020 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 11/5/2020 7:30:00 PM as scheduled.
  11/12/2020 7:30:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Docent, A Little Lady and a Bouncer Named Dalton started recording on 11/12/2020 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 11/12/2020 7:30:00 PM as scheduled.
  11/19/2020 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Training Wheels and an Unleashed Chicken started recording on 11/19/2020 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 11/19/2020 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
   12/3/2020 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Bible Camp and a Chariot of Love started recording on 12/3/2020 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 12/3/2020 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
  12/17/2020 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Musty Crypt and a Stick to Pee On started recording on 12/17/2020 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 12/17/2020 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
   1/21/2021 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Freshman Orientation and the Inventor of the Zipper started recording on 1/21/2021 6:57:03 PM and stopped on 1/21/2021 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
   2/11/2021 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Philosophy Class and Worms That Can Chase You started recording on 2/11/2021 6:57:03 PM and stopped on 2/11/2021 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
   2/18/2021 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: An Existential Crisis and a Bear That Makes Bubbles started recording on 2/18/2021 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 2/18/2021 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
   2/25/2021 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Crappy Frozen Ice Cream and an Organ Grinder's Monkey started recording on 2/25/2021 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 2/25/2021 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
    3/4/2021 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: Cowboy Aerobics and 473 Grease-Free Bolts started recording on 3/4/2021 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 3/4/2021 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
   3/11/2021 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Pager, a Club and a Cranky Bag of Wrinkles started recording on 3/11/2021 6:57:02 PM and stopped on 3/11/2021 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.
    4/1/2021 7:31:00 PM - 1 - Information - Young Sheldon: A Box of Treasure and the Meemaw of Science started recording on 4/1/2021 6:57:03 PM and stopped on 4/1/2021 7:31:00 PM as scheduled.

================================================================
Search String:		Young Sheldon
Total results found:	57
Total recordings:	7445

EVENT ID LEGEND:
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 1 - Recorded as scheduled. No errors.
 3 - Recording began as scheduled and was manually stopped.
 4 - While recording a scheduled program the computer lost power or experienced a temporary failure.
 6 - Scheduled program was not recorded due to a conflict with other scheduled programs. All tuners in use.
 8 - Scheduled program was not recorded. There was no TV signal when the show was scheduled to record.
15 - Individual recording was automatically deleted by the system to create disk space to record current program. Of the disk quota, XXXX are now in use.
17 - Individual recording was manually deleted.
21 - The series recording was removed from the recording schedule.
23 - The Keyword recording was removed from the recording schedule.
24 - The scheduled recording was manually set to "Do Not Record".
The new (v1.2) "Recordings.exe" file can replace/overwrite the old one. The download is in the WMC Recording History - Version 1.2 folder

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