Recording not found? (empty url error while trying to play)
#1
Hi,

I am using the MediaPortal TV server as a backend for PVR functionality and XBMC with margro excellent plugin for the TV server.

When scheduling a recording on 1 of my Raspberry Pi's running raspbmc (connected to my Win7 PC with TV server), things are recorded normally and i am able to play the recording from the XBMC interface on my Pi's.

However, when i schedule a recording using e.g. iPiMP, the recording is added to the TV-server schedule, and is recorded correctly. It even show's up in the 'recorded' tab on the XBMC interface on my Pi. But when i want to play the recording, XBMC gives me an error stating that the URL is empty or the file is damaged.
When i try to play the recording using the Video-->Files method in XBMC, it play's just fine...Huh

Anybody got a idea if i am doing something wrong?

Regards, and thanx again for the great plugin margro!

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Forgot to metion that recodings scheduled using iPiMP do show up in the Schedule section of TV-Server, but do not show up in the XBMC interface on my Pi's.
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#2
No reply's so far.. Sad

I will try to explain in a little more detail.

I have a server running win7, mediaportal TV-server (version 1.6) and XBMC (version 12.3).
Both Mediaportal and XBMC are using a mysql database also running on this server.

The server has multiple shares for video's, movies, music, tv recordings, pictures and timeshifting wich are accessible troughout the network

I have 2 raspberry pi's running raspbmc.

All 3 XBMC installations are using the same:
-advancedsettings.xml
-sources.xml
-passwords.xml
-version of Margro's plugin (with the same setting's)

The XBMC installation wich run's on the server has no problem playing a recorded tv-show (trough the Television menu of XBMC and trough the Video's menu of XBMC)

The 2 pi installation's have no problem scheduling a recording or watching live TV, but when i try to play a recording (trough the Television or Video's menu of XBMC) i get a error stating that the URL XBMC is trying to play is empty.

All XBMC installations are able to play Movies.

Can someone help me? what am i doing wrong?
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#3
I have the same problem.. I didn't change anything as far as I know. Only change suggests upgrading to version 13.1 release candidate
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#4
Just update to final version.. Same problem Confused
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#5
I'm aware that some people have problems with empty recording file names or URLs. Unfortunately I still have no clue what the problem is.

Could you upload the log files from the TV Server and a debug XBMC.log file to e.g. Dropbox or pastebin (if it fits..)
With debugging enabled in XBMC, do also a PVR database reset. This to make sure that the log file contains a backend recording list request.
After that reset, try to play multiple recordings.
Developer of the MediaPortal PVR addon and retired developer of the Argus-TV PVR-addon.
http://www.scintilla.utwente.nl/~marcelg/xbmc
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#6
I just noticed my recordings are not playing either. I hope these logs help.

https://db.tt/Icv3JdWY

Tommy
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#7
@t-magnus:

Thanks for these log files. They help indeed. Based on you logs I found a problem in the addon with recordings stored on an external network share.
I saw that the returned recording paths from your MediaPortal backend contain a UNC network share name instead of a local drive letter.
UNC paths don't work anymore in XBMC Gotham (it did work in Frodo), so I have to translate \\server into smb://server before learning XBMC where the recording is stored.

Could you try whether it is fixed using this updated version?
pvr.mediaportal.tvserver-1.9.14-dev_win32.zip
Developer of the MediaPortal PVR addon and retired developer of the Argus-TV PVR-addon.
http://www.scintilla.utwente.nl/~marcelg/xbmc
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#8
@margro

Works perfectly!

Thank you!
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