[mythtv-users] Recordings disappeared
brent.bolin at gmail.com
Tue Jun 29 12:26:43 UTC 2010
On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 7:08 AM, Kevin Kuphal <kkuphal at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 8:38 PM, Brent Bolin <brent.bolin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Something odd just happened that I've never seen. I've recently
>> upgraded from 4 digital tuners to 6. Not sure if it's related, but
>> would think so.
>> When I go to one of the front ends to play the recording show in
>> recorded shows mythtv complains -
>> Pops a dialog and says
>> recording unavaliable
>> the file for this recording can not be found
>> Interesting the recording shows up in mythweb as a recorded show with
>> no icon and the letter "B" for file size.
> Generally, what you're seeing is that your HD tuner did not lock on the
> station and recorded a zero-byte file (no recording). This usually occurs
> (in my case when it has happened) due to a driver error or other hardware
> problem which has put the tuner into a bad state. Sometimes for me, this
> requires a full power off to reset the card and then on boot, everything is
> fine. Sometimes this occurs only with one of my two HD tuners (same brand,
> same card) and can even be harder to troubleshoot. Normally when this
> is occurring, I can shut down Myth and run some of the dvb-utils like
> dvbsnoop and see that no data is coming across the card.
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Thanks for both of your replies.
I've heard that dirty word "zero-byte on this list but didn't know what it was.
Currently only using the option of reserved space that mythtv thinks
it needs(off 0). I can try increasing that. I have a cron job that
reports disk space every hour and right about that time `df -h` was
showing about 9GB. So when this happened it might have been even
I'm also wondering if it's something my wife has a tendency to do.
She likes to "skip" ahead as apposed to "jump forward" through parts
of programs. Hitting the key numerous times.
For a couple of hours after this happened I scheduled max recordings
to keep all tuners busy. Didn't see the problem.
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