Resolve Conflict from MCX doesn't resolve conflict

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by CJSnet, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. CJSnet

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    Hi, I have previously reported this issue on this group. See:
    http://tinyurl.com/7waen

    When I resolve a conflict using the [Resolve Conflict] button on Media
    Center for Xbox or my Extender device, the Extender shows the new recording
    correctly. E.g. if Show 'A' is set to record and show 'Z' will not record
    due to a conflict, after I set Z to record instead, the Scheduled Recs page
    correctly shows that instead, show A will not record.

    Then when I go back a few hours or a day later, show A is back to record and
    Z is set not to!

    I do this again, and it shows correctly, then again the next day it is back
    to the wrong way round.

    I realise I can change Series priorities, but this feature should also work
    for one-offs. As a result, I missed this important recording to me.

    I have tried the Conflict Management Update, but it hasn't resolved it 100%
    as shown above.

    I believe the problem *might* be that when new Guide Listings are
    downloaded, MCE wipes and manually changed conflicts, and changes all
    scheduled recordings to the Series Priorities settings instead. If this is
    by design, what is the point of a Resolve Conflict button that only lasts 24
    hours or less.

    Has a permanent fix for this MCX issue been found since I last reported it
    in March 2005?
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    CJSnet

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    CJSnet, Sep 17, 2005
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  2. Does the resolve conflict functionality behave in the manner you expect it
    to when using it from the PC?
     
    Todd Bowra [MSFT], Sep 19, 2005
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    Yes Todd, it's just MCX devices that don't (always) work.
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    CJSnet, Sep 20, 2005
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  4. This is really weird - internally, essentially the same thing is happening
    when you resolve a conflict on MCX as happens on the PC. When you elect to
    resolve conflicts on the MCX, is Media Center also running on the PC or on
    any other MCXs? Also, are any recordings in progress at that point in time?

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    Todd Bowra [MSFT], Sep 21, 2005
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  5. CJSnet

    CJSnet Guest

    Hi Todd, MC isn't usually running on the MCE PC or the other MCX, and this
    problem can occur from either MCX.

    I am fairly sure there were no recordings in progress at the time, but can't
    check 100% till next time. But presumably it should still work even if
    there are.

    And bear in mind, the conflict shows as resolved correctly, but at some
    point once I close down the MCX, it flicks back to the original incorrect
    conflict.

    I mentioned below that this could happen when the guide downloads new data.
    Is it possible once a new schedule is downloaded, that MCE 'throws out' any
    customisations I have made to recording conflicts, and just sets all the
    shows to record as per the Series Priorities instead?
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    CJSnet, Sep 21, 2005
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  6. If the broadcaster decides to shuffle their lineup/the specific episodes
    they air between guide updates, then it's possible that the exception would
    have been reset. Example below:
    1) Schedule series recordings for show A and show B; show A is pri 1, show B
    is pri 2
    2) Set exception for 5 PM this Thursday in which you'll record episode 1 of
    show B instead of show A
    3) Download new guide - broadcaster has replaced the airing of episode 1 of
    show B with episode 2 of show B
    4) The exception set in step 2 was for episode 1 of show B, which is not
    being aired anymore, so the exception goes away; show A records instead

    This should behave identically regardless of where you scheduled the
    recordings/set exceptions. If you look at the Recording History, it should
    have an entry for the show you expected to record, and it should say that
    the schedule for it was changed by the broadcaster, with a different episode
    aired in its place

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    Todd Bowra [MSFT], Sep 22, 2005
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    CJSnet Guest

    Hi Todd, what about if the broadcaster hasn't changed anything, but just a
    new Guide update was downloaded with the same data?

    This is when it seems to happen (if this is the reason) and I have not noted
    any occurrences of changed episodes by the broadcaster -- all was as
    expected, MCX just 'forgot' I had made the change, perhaps after the latest
    Guide download.
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    CJSnet, Sep 22, 2005
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  8. If the broadcaster hasn't shifted their lineup, then there shouldn't be any
    changes in the shows scheduled to record. Also, I double-checked and the
    code path executed when changing recordings from MCX is identical to that
    followed when doing so on the PC directly, so it appears that the MCX
    involvement in this is coincidental/a red herring.

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    Todd Bowra [MSFT], Sep 23, 2005
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    Okay, I'll keep an eye on it and let you know if I discover anything other
    than the above.
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    CJSnet

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    CJSnet, Sep 24, 2005
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