Recording show lock icon?

I recorded a football game a week ago and it shows as recorded but it won’t play, the loading icon just spins forever. Or gives me a black screen. Tonight, I noticed a “lock” icon in the title:
What does this lock icon mean?

I recorded two games on two previous weekends and those recorded just fine. Any idea what I did wrong this time? Or does this just happen with Tablo sometimes, that is, a recording fails?


The padlock means the recording was marked as “protected” which would prevent it from being automatically deleted if you were using some of the recording logic like “keep X recordings” of a show and it was an older recording.

It shouldn’t be directly related to your playback issue. You can get rid of the padlock by selecting Unprotect on that recording.