[mythtv-users] MythTv crashes while watching or commercial flagging content recorded from Hauppauge HD PVR
johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 21:00:46 UTC 2010
On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 9:12 PM, Joe Blodgett <jsbfla at gmail.com> wrote:
> My MythTv System:
> AMD 64
> MythTv .22 installed with MythBuntu 9.10
> The Symptoms:
> My entire system will crash while watching or commercial flagging
> content recorded from my Hauppauge HD PVR. If the crash occurred
> while watching a recording or live TV, the audio will stutter on the
> last segment of sound like a skipping CD. The entire system becomes
> unresponsive. The keyboard, remote control, and mouse do not respond.
> The computer stops responding to a PING from another machine. All
> keyboard shortcuts to restart X or the machine do not get a response.
> The only way I've been able to restart the machine is by holding the
> power button or pressing reset. If the crash occurred while flagging
> commercials in a recording, I am forced to either stop the backend or
> delete the recording quickly. Otherwise, the system will likely crash
> again upon restarting commercial flagging. I have had instances of
> watching or commercial flagging without crashes, but it does not seem
> to be the normal response.
> I have attempted to isolate if the crashes occur at certain segments
> of the recordings, but surprisingly they do not appear to be. To be
> clear, these issues do not occur while recording content from the HD
> PVR, only while watching or commercial flagging.
Well nobody else replied in 5 days so I suppose I'll bite.
Can we focus on the playback then?
Go ahead and startup mythfrontend with "mythfrontend -v playback -l
/var/log/mythtv/mythfrontend_verbose.log" and simulate a crash while
playing back HD-PVR recorded content.
> The system is 100% stable if I do not watch or commercial flag
> material recorded from the HD PVR. Other recording devices I'm
> successfully using are:
> Hauppauge 350
> What I've already tried:
> 1) Reinstalling mythbuntu 9.10 from scratch
> 2) Updating to the SVN version of mythtv
> 3) Various keyboard shortcuts to restart
> 4) Recompiling ffmpeg from the SVN Branch with --disable-ssse3
> 5) Updating the firmware on the HD PVR
> 6) Reading through the forums
> 7) Reading through my system logs for any standout issues
> Thanks so much for taking the time to read through this message, it's
> really appreciated. If anyone would like more detail, please let me
> know. If you'd like something specific, please point me in the right
> direction to get the info you need as I'm not a Linux expert.
Lets start with those verbose playback logs while replicating the
problem and see what we get.
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