[mythtv-users] Recordings consistently failing - "Recording Unavailable"
philledwards at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 10:58:41 UTC 2010
> I'm getting LOTS (by which I mean over 80% of recordings) failing on
> some channels. Recordings on ABC1 and Channel 7 (Australia)
> consistently lack a preview image in the watch recording screen and
> display error message "Recording Unavailable" when I try to play them.
> On one of them I've found a message in mythbackend.log that says:
> 2010-02-25 18:02:32.010 Started recording: Grand Designs "Birmingham":
> channel 1021 on cardid 8, sourceid 1
> 2010-02-25 18:02:32.016 scheduler: Started recording: Grand Designs
> "Birmingham": channel 1021 on cardid 8, sourceid 1
> 2010-02-25 18:02:32.715 MythSocket(9ba1e00:66): writeStringList:
> Error, No data written on writeBlock (386 errors)
> 2010-02-25 18:02:33.720 MythSocket(9ba1e00:66): writeStringList:
> Error, No data written on writeBlock (346 errors)
> I've rescanned the channels over & over again in the last few days
> thinking that could be the problem, but it hasn't helped. I've also
> found that much of the time the channels at fault can be viewed in
> Live TV, though at other times it says "Partial Lock". I really don't
> think it's a weak signal issue as I have line of sight of the
> transmission tower a few kms away.
> Looking through mythbackend.log there are lots of lines saying
> "2010-02-25 17:07:35.871 MythSocket(9ba1e00:66): writeStringList:
> Error, No data written on writeBlock (495 errors)". That sounds bad,
> but I don't know what's causing it or even if it's related.
More on this. I'm now finding that in LiveTV I can only get to two
channels - 9 and 99 (Australia) - when I press up/down arrow. And I'm
also getting an error on the screen in LiveTV that says "error opening
jump program file". Again, not sure if this is related, but there sure
does seem to be a lot of errors and problems on a box that has worked
beautifully for ages :(
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