[mythtv-users] MythTV Installer Usability: An Analysis
ffrr at tpg.com.au
Fri Nov 4 03:32:51 EST 2005
Dewey Smolka wrote:
>>(S-1) The installer, by default, picked a 15 GB size for my
>>ringbuffer, but picked a 12 GB size for the /cache partition in which
>>it's stored. This means that, after 5.3 hours of sitting in Watch TV,
>>the machine blew up. (The disk thrashed -continuously- and the video
>>went completely black, while it logged "ENC stream overflow/stealing a
>>buffer" errors to at least three different logfiles at hundreds of
>>entries per second; given enough time, this would have filled up the
>>root partition, too.)
>>This is a subtle bug---some people might not see it for days or weeks
>>after installation, and many inexperienced users will have no idea how
>>to fix it or even what caused it.
>Of course, most people will never see it at all because a PVR,
>particularly MythTV, isn't really designed for live TV, and certainly
>not for 5.3 hours of live TV.
Is this because the ringbuffer file seems to continually grow? I have
noticed this. Why does it do that? If you are not paused, surely the
file size should remain stable?
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