[mythtv-users] Video dies every few hours
tom at redpepperracing.com
Fri Apr 7 20:01:15 UTC 2006
Tim Brailsford wrote:
> I am new to MythTV, and have a weird problem that has beaten me so far.
> I am using MythTV 0.19 on Ubuntu 5.10 with a Hauppauge PVR-150 - set up
> using Daniel Hyams superb instructions
> (hyams.webhop.net/mythtv/myth_ubuntu.html). Initially everything works
> just fine, but after I leave the backend running for about 4-6 hours the
> video dies. All I get if I try to watch live TV is a black screen, and
> any scheduled recordings lock up the card for the duration of the
> recording but end up by just generating a few seconds of the black
> screen. When this happens if I try to use Mplayer to watch the video
> device I get the message:
> Playing /dev/video0.
> Cache fill: 0.00% (0 bytes)
> Exiting... (Quit)
> After this I can't play video until I reboot the computer, whereupon
> everything works again - for another few hours. I can't see anything
> suspicious in dmesg or /var/log/messages.
> Any ideas would be very gratefully received.
What does the mythbackend.log show at that point?
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