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Can anyone imagine why this anomaly would happen with MyHD?
I had a strange anomaly happen with MyHD 130 over this weekend. I left town Thursday morning, Nov. 27, having programmed this PC's MyHD app to timeshift a football game that started at 5:30PM that day. MyHD was configured to go into suspend after the last scheduled recording, and that was the only one scheduled. The recording should have been approximately 5 hours. This almost invariably works as planned. The machine was in suspend, and when I set up things this way the machine comes out of suspend, makes the scheduled recording and goes back into suspend when the recording completes. However, this time I came back to the machine this morning (3 days later) and the machine was on (WTF). There was nothing in the \MyHD Buffer folder when I scheduled the recording, so I expected the files to start with timeshift(0).tp, and increment continuously as 1, 2, 3, etc. However, the first file was number timeshift(5513).tp, and there was 30+ hours of continuous timeshifting in the buffer, and more were being added continuously. The files in the buffer (#5513 onward) were from Saturday at 12:08AM and onward (12:08AM Saturday seeming to be a random point in time!). Timeshifting files 1-5513, had they been there, would have corresponded to recording from the beginning of the scheduled recording until file Saturday at 12:08AM, when for some mysterious reason, files started appearing in the buffer, although the correct station had not been tuned to by MyHD. So, I wound up with 30+ hours of the wrong station recorded at the wrong time. There was a message from Microsoft on the screen, the one I get frequently being a warning that Windows XP is no longer supported, which I dismissed when I turned on the monitor this morning. That may have something to do with this strange behavior, however why actual appearance of files in the buffer would happen when they did is a complete mystery. I checked the MyHD scheduled recordings this morning and that recording was still shown in there and I could see no mistake in the parameters set (including start time, duration, channel, date, capture mode was "Watch").
Last edited by Muse; 11-30-2014 at 01:09 PM.