[mythtv-users] Failed Firewire recording

Harry Devine lifter89 at comcast.net
Sat Jun 20 13:11:28 UTC 2009


Harry Devine wrote:
> OK, so I had given up on using firewire for some recordings since I 
> never got it to work consistently.  I'm running Mythbuntu 8.10.  After 
> reading this thread 
> (http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/385324?search_string=DCH-6416;#385324) 
> I figured I'd give it another try.
>
> I downloaded the firewire_primer.pl script and set it up as a cron job 
> to run @ 5 &35 minutes after every hour.  I setup a test recording 
> over night last night, and when I got up this AM, I noticed that is 
> was only about 10 seconds long.  So I looked at the Myth logs and 
> found the following, but I'm not sure what the exact problem(s) is/are:
>
> mythbackend.log:
>
> 2009-06-18 01:29:02.406 TVRec(6): Changing from None to RecordingOnly
> 2009-06-18 01:29:02.412 TVRec(6): HW Tuner: 6->6
> 2009-06-18 01:29:03.920 SetLastChannel(222): cleared: no
> 2009-06-18 01:29:03.930 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free 
> Space: 3.0 GB w/freq: 15 min
> 2009-06-18 01:29:03.937 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A): Buffered packets 
> 2000 (8000 KB)
> 2009-06-18 01:29:03.946 Started recording: In Plain Sight "A Frond in 
> Need": channel 6222 on cardid 6, sourceid 6
> 2009-06-18 01:29:03.958 scheduler: Started recording: In Plain Sight 
> "A Frond in Need": channel 6222 on cardid 6, sourceid 6
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.016 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 50 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.080 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 100 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.132 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 150 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.184 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 200 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.236 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 250 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.288 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 300 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.340 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 350 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.392 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 400 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.444 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 450 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.496 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 500 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.548 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 550 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.600 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 600 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.652 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 650 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.704 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 700 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.756 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 750 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.808 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 800 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.860 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 850 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.912 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 900 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:04.964 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 950 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:05.016 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 1000 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:05.068 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 1050 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:05.068 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A): ResetBus() -- begin
> 2009-06-18 01:29:05.071 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A): ResetBus() -- end
> 2009-06-18 01:29:05.078 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A): SignalReset(1->2)
> 2009-06-18 01:29:05.079 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A): SignalReset(1->2): 
> Updating device list -- begin
> 2009-06-18 01:29:05.388 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A): SignalReset(1->2): 
> Updating device list -- end
> 2009-06-18 01:29:05.444 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 50 msec...
> 2009-06-18 01:29:05.496 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Warning: No Input 
> in 100 msec...
> libiec61883 warning: iec61883_cmp_create_bcast_output: Failed to set 
> the oPCR[0] plug for node 63.
> 2009-06-18 01:29:05.497 LFireDev(00159AFFFE163F4A), Error: Bus Reset : 
> Failed to reconnect
>
> mythfrontend.log (when I tried to watch the recording):
>
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.394 AFD: Opened codec 0x191f2e0, id(MPEG2VIDEO) 
> type(Video)
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.394 AFD: codec AC3 has 6 channels
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.394 AFD: Opened codec 0x18a8e40, id(AC3) type(Audio)
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.627 [mpeg2video @ 0x7f70851d2e90]00 motion_type at 
> 105 50
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.634 [mpeg2video @ 0x7f70851d2e90]Warning MVs not 
> available
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.674 [mpeg2video @ 0x7f70851d2e90]00 motion_type at 
> 47 6
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.677 [mpeg2video @ 0x7f70851d2e90]Warning MVs not 
> available
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.784 [mpeg2video @ 0x7f70851d2e90]ac-tex damaged at 
> 44 45
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.785 [mpeg2video @ 0x7f70851d2e90]skipped MB in I 
> frame at 1 19
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.785 [mpeg2video @ 0x7f70851d2e90]ac-tex damaged at 
> 0 44
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.785 [mpeg2video @ 0x7f70851d2e90]ac-tex damaged at 
> 0 45
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.785 [mpeg2video @ 0x7f70851d2e90]invalid mb type 
> in I Frame at 0 46
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.785 [mpeg2video @ 0x7f70851d2e90]ac-tex damaged at 
> 0 47
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.785 [mpeg2video @ 0x7f70851d2e90]invalid mb type 
> in I Frame at 0 48
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.785 [mpeg2video @ 0x7f70851d2e90]invalid mb type 
> in I Frame at 1 49
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.785 [mpeg2video @ 0x7f70851d2e90]invalid mb type 
> in I Frame at 0 50
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.785 [mpeg2video @ 0x7f70851d2e90]invalid mb type 
> in I Frame at 0 51
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.785 [mpeg2video @ 0x7f70851d2e90]ac-tex damaged at 
> 0 52
> 2009-06-18 08:35:37.785 [mpeg2video @ 0x7f70851d2e90]ac-tex damaged at 
> 0 53
>
> My Myth version is 18722 (0.21.20080304-1), and my kernel is 2.6.27.9 
> x86_64.  Any ideas on what these mean?  What else should I be looking 
> for to help diagnose this problem?
>
> Thanks,
> Harry
>
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Here's an update on what I'm seeing: I successfully recorded a show on 
one channel the other night, so last night I setup another Firewire 
recording on another channel.  That one failed with the same errors 
above.  So, why would 1 channel work and the other one not?  Could it be 
the 5C encryption?  I was under the impression that once the signal came 
into the box, the signal/stream is unencrypted and the output is sent 
out to the box outputs (HDMI, Component Video, Firewire, etc.).

Any thoughts/ideas/things to try?
Harry



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