[mythtv-users] Odd elapsed-recording times for NBC's _Studio 60_

Daniel Walton dwalton at cisco.com
Wed Sep 27 20:04:24 UTC 2006



On Wed, 27 Sep 2006, Yeechang Lee wrote:

> Is there a way to figure out whether NBC is using an odd framerate for
> _Studio 60_?
>
> When watching a recording of the pilot episode of NBC's _Studio 60 on
> the Sunset Strip_ that aired on Monday, 18 September, I noticed that
> the OSD displayed the recording length as about 50 minutes for what
> is, of course, an hour-long show.

I've noticed this too for some HD recordings from CBS ("Smith").  The length was
shown as 53 minutes but there didn't seem to be any missing content.

> At the time I was experimenting with using NFS to mount my NAS's filesystem,
> and dismissed the odd result as a result of the same
> frame-dropping/recording-corrupting issue that caused me to abandon NFS in the
> first place
> (<URL:http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/169825#169825>).
>
> However--having since returned to using CIFS to mount the NAS--playing
> the second episode's recording results in the OSD showing a
> total-recording length of 51 minutes. The recording is intact and is
> 7.3GB in size, exactly in line with what an hour-long HD recording
> from a broadcast-network affiliate shoud be
> (<URL:http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/175520#175520>).
> This leads me to think that perhaps the issue I describe in SVN ticket
> #1941 (<URL:http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/1941>),

Seems like a reasonable match to me.

Daniel

> which still exists in 0.20 but heretofore only affected premium-movie
> channels, is at work here. I have not seen this issue with any other NBC shows
> or other broadcast networks' shows.
>
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