[mythtv-users] howto debug hdhomerun ?

John Finlay finlay at moeraki.com
Mon Nov 9 21:00:27 UTC 2009


Michael Drons wrote:
> I have a hdhomerun.   I can record some of the channels, but some of the channels fail.
>
> debug options on the backend:  DEBUG_OPTS="important,general,commflag,record,extra,eit,vbi,dsmcc,mheg"
>
> Should I have something else enabled?
>
> I can run the hdhomerun_config GUI on windows and play the same channel.  The freq and serviceid in the database are correct for the channel.
>
> Any pointers or directions are helpful.
>
> Thanks, Mike
>
> Here are the error messages in mythbackend.log:
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.309 TVRec(9): StartedRecording(0xa8d5b0) fn(/mnt/raid/mythtv/3005_20091109110200.mpg)
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.310 TVRec(9): ClearFlags(CancelNextRecording,) -> RunMainLoop,
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.311 TVRec(9): Changing from None to Watching RecordingOnly
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.313 TVRec(9): ClearFlags(FrontendReady,CancelNextRecording,) -> RunMainLoop,
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.313 TVRec(9): Request: Program(yes) channel() input() flags(Recording,)
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.315 TVRec(9): HW Tuner: 9->9
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.316 TVRec(9): ClearFlags(PENDINGACTIONS,) -> RunMainLoop,
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.317 TVRec(9): No recorder yet, calling TuningFrequency
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.320 HDHRSH(1017ECAD-1): Successfully connected to device
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.321 HDHRSH: Creating new stream handler 1017ECAD-1 for 1017ECAD-1
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.329 TVRec(9) Error: Failed to set channel to 26-5. Reverting to kState_None
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.330 TVRec(9): Changing from Watching RecordingOnly to None
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.331 TVRec(9): ClearFlags(FrontendReady,CancelNextRecording,) -> RunMainLoop,
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.331 TVRec(9): Request: Program(no) channel() input() flags(CloseRec,KillRingBuffer,)
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.334 TVRec(9): FinishedRecording(Return to Never Land) in recgroup: Default
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.335 HDHRSH: Closing handler for 1017ECAD-1
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.336 HDHRSH(1017ECAD-1): Tuning channel none (was auto:26)
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.337 TVRec(9): ClearFlags(PENDINGACTIONS,) -> RunMainLoop,
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.339 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free Space: 1.0 GB w/freq: 15 min
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.341 Canceled recording (Recorder Failed): Return to Never Land: channel 3005 on cardid 9, sourceid 3
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.344 scheduler: Canceled recording (Recorder Failed): Return to Never Land: channel 3005 on cardid 9, sourceid 3
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.351 ProgramInfo, Error: GetPlaybackURL: '3005_20091109110200.mpg' should be local, but it can not be found.
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.382 MainServer::ANN Monitor
> 2009-11-09 11:01:36.383 adding: myth as a client (events: 1)
> 2009-11-09 11:01:37.345 Reschedule requested for id 0.
> 2009-11-09 11:01:38.031 Scheduled 241 items in 0.7 = 0.01 match + 0.67 place
> 2009-11-09 11:01:38.050 scheduler: Scheduled items: Scheduled 241 items in 0.7 = 0.01 match + 0.67 place
> 2009-11-09 11:01:39.356 Error deleting '/GetPlaybackURL/UNABLE/TO/FIND/LOCAL/FILE/ON/myth/3005_20091109110200.mpg' could not open 
>                         eno: No such file or directory (2)
> 2009-11-09 11:01:39.367 Delete Error '/GetPlaybackURL/UNABLE/TO/FIND/LOCAL/FILE/ON/myth/3005_20091109110200.mpg'
>                         eno: No such file or directory (2)
> 2009-11-09 11:01:43.369 Reschedule requested for id 0.
>   
Try increasing the tuning timeouts for the HDHR tuners in mythtv-setup. 
I found that I had to increase these for reliable tuning in my OTA 
setup. IIRC I used 3000ms and 5500ms.

John


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