Linux ain't Windows... (and even on Windows, it's just a function of the GUI Explorer application, not the underlying operating system or filesystems)The only thing I had to go on is that Windows does
I did believe you, but I've just tried it myself by recording Topsy and Tim from CBeebies (it was the shortest thing I could find starting imminently!).I ask that before anyone says 'I don't believe it', they first try to recreate my findings
I created a file called "Topsy and Tim" in "My Video" and set up a series recording.
The recording started at the appointed time, as shown on the front panel and on the WebIf's Schedule page. It did not show as recording on the WebIf's status bar, but we know why that is - because there was no .ts file or indeed any recording going to disk.
The pause and rewind buttons on the remote were inoperative for the duration.
The only remaining question is how you ended up with this rogue file in the first place. I guess we will never know.