[mythtv] capture problems
bjm at lvcm.com
Sun Feb 1 02:59:55 EST 2004
Andrew Mahone wrote:
> On Saturday 31 January 2004 23:51, Bruce Markey wrote:
>>This appears to be a bug in bttv-0.9.12 that happens on resets
>>either right at the channel change or at random times while
>>recording. Check your kernel logs and you'll see the driver
>>reported errors at the same time. Given enough time, all
>>recording will end up in this state. The fix is to downgrade
>>to bttv-0.9.11 :
>>Even if the bad 9.12 code was included in your kernel dist.,
>>you can safely install the 9.11 modules with no compatibility
> Interesting, I couldn't trigger this with tvtime at all but that may be due to
> some subtle difference between how mythtv and tvtime set up the card for
Or not so subtle ;-). MythTV has lots of active threads grabbing,
encoding, writing to a file, reading the file decoding, and
displaying. Tvtime grabs a frame, some filtering then displays.
No encode and decode keeping the system busy.
> The kernel I'm using is 2.6.2-rc1-mm2, I'll see if there's anything in the
> changelogs about updating the kernel's bttv drivers. If nobody's put in a
> fix in a newer release, I guess I'll try the 0.9.11 drivers :-)
Never saw this until I tried .12. Saw it dozens of times then
never again after reverting back to .11.
I'm using 2.4.24 with Gerd's kraxel patches. At one time I'd
tired one of his daily snapshots because it looked like there
were changes to stuff relating to resets. This still had the
problem so that's when I went back to .11.
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