Option for re-processing of thumbnails

#1

I still have random recording without thumbnail, so I would like to have the option of re-processing the thumbnails for a specific recording. And maybe a mesage after the re-processing telling us if it was successful or not.

Thanks

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#2

You can force Tablo to re-try preview thumbnail processing on a recording by quickly pressing and releasing the blue reset button on the rear of the unit. During the boot-up process, recordings without Fast Forward Previews are identified and a second attempt will be made; however, if there is indeed an error in the recording, it’s unlikely a re-try will be successful.

#3

That’s cool. I did not know that feature existed. I do agree that if there was an error the first time, that error is likely still there.

#4

Does this also work if you remotely turn off and on the Tablo say using a smart plug? Or must you press the blue button to initiate the proper restart sequence.

#5

I new that a reboot would try to re-process them, but it is not always practical to reboot when I have a few programs recording. The next day I would forget to reboot untill the evening, but then, I still have program that are recording.
That was the main reason I have made that request.

#6

That may be why you’re not seeing thumbnails. It requires an open tuner for processing.

https://www.tablotv.com/blog/tablo-faqs-why-dont-i-always-see-ffwd-previews/

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#7

If this is true, you should be able to provide an option somewhere in the GUI, maybe the settings that tells it to re-process recordings without previews…I shouldn’t need to press a button on the device and reboot it.

#8

I agree. I never reboot my Tablo. But would like the option to have make Tablo reprocess recordings for thumbs without having to reboot.

Jim

#9

It’s very rare that FFWD previews would be created on a recording that didn’t have them in the first place. For that reason, we have not added a button into the UI for this.

#10

but there are plenty of times where the recording doesn’t have previews generated, and as previously discussed, there are buttons to press on the physical unit, etc…if there is a way to process the recordings to generate what wasn’t generated…there should be a UI option to do the same, I should never need to walk over to my Tablo and touch it to get something done, it should just be an appliance sitting on a shelf…all interface with it should be through the UI.

#11

Does the nightly maintenance operation also trigger FF/RW preview thumbnail retry processing?
I’m asking, cuz the Tablo LED flashes at the end of the maintenance operation, like it’s rebooting.

What I’m doing at 3AM to witness this, I don’t know.