[mythtv-users] some recordings don't have audio SOLVED
mgrusin at comcast.net
Sat Feb 11 07:41:47 UTC 2006
> > I went to watch recorded TV a few days ago, and the last few
> > days worth of shows had recorded entirely without audio.
> I had a similar issue but I'm using DVB-T cards so I don't know if
> this will work for you or not. In my case, as I'm recording digital TV
> broadcasts the audio can be on different channels. If there was no
> audio and I selected an alternative audio channel when playing back
> (think it's + on the keyboard) then the audio played. So now I've
> programmed a button on my remote to do this and it always seems to do
> the trick.
Thanks very much for the advice Phil, even though it didn't work for me.
When I repeatedly hit '+' I just get "audio track 1" (and no audio). Too
bad, it would have been nice to salvage those recordings.
I think I've fixed it: I first tried manually reinstalling the same version
of ivtv I was using (to minimize the changes to a previously working
system), which didn't fix the problem (it immediately reappeared). Then I
figured I didn't have anything to lose, so I upgraded to the current stable
version of ivtv (0.4.0) and fingers crossed, that seems to have fixed it!
(the install was very quick too, kudos to the developers behind the Gentoo
I'll keep an eye on it, but hopefully it will keep working until 0.19 is
out, when I'm planning on doing a fresh install from scratch on newer
Best, -Mike G.
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