Recording issues - Kodi or backend problems?

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aegidius Offline
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I've noticed a few recording-related issues with Kodi 17 + estuary + NextPVR backend. I assume they are backend-related rather than Kodi itself, but I'd like someone who understands these things better to confirm.

- The EPG should show a red dot against a program that is being recorded, but does not. (the red dot does show up in the widget list though)
- If I start playing a program that is being recorded, I should be able to play it from the beginning of the recording, but I find I can only play it from where I started playing.

Are these things expected behaviour, or do backends differ a lot in their capabilities? I already know NextPVR is a bit incomplete with timeshifting, so would not be surprised if it's to blame here too.

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aegidius Offline
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Tried MediaPortal 1 and 2 servers as backends. Got the red dot, so that was a NextPVR backend problem. Timed recordings work fine.

Weirdest of all (so far) - clicking Record on a guide entry for a program that is on now, doesn't record it, but sets a timer with a start date in the past! You have to watch the program and press Record in the OSD.

Still can't play a recording from the beginning while it's in progress (chase play). It just tunes that channel, using up a tuner in the process. Once the recording has finished, it can be played OK.

Argh. someone wake me up from the buggy backend nightmare please.

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Yes, all of those are backed issues, as I experience none of those errors with Tvheadend. (Or rather, not backed issues, per se, but issues with the PVR client.)
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