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Old 02-16-2020, 01:54 PM
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.properties files in recordings folder?


I've recently transitioned to using OpenDCT from SageDCT for recording from my HDHomerun Prime. This all occurred at the same time as I transitioned to Windows 10. I have since noticed that for every newly recorded TV show .ts file, there is now a corresponding .properties file in my TV Recordings folder with the same name as the .ts file with the .properties extension added. It is a small text file that appears to contain some unique program ID When I then delete a show through SageTV, I find that the .properties file does not get deleted, so I end up with all these orphaned 1Kb text files in the folder.

Is this something that OpenDCT creates? Or is this caused by some setting in SageTV itself that I inadvertently set (like maybe does this have something to do with IMDB and metadata)? In any case, is there a way to turn that feature off so these files do not get created?

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Old 02-16-2020, 02:42 PM
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Those properties files are not from openDCT.

Sage can be set to create properties files for recordings. There are also some plugins that create properties files for recordings.
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:31 AM
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Thanks for the response.

I think I traced it to the "Upcoming Movies 2" plugin which installs the Complementary Metadata Tool (CMT) plugin.
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Old 02-17-2020, 01:44 PM
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This can be turned off. Not at home, but I can check tonight for the setting.
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