[mythtv-users] Failed recordings

Jonathan Larson jtlarson at u.washington.edu
Mon Oct 4 21:58:59 UTC 2010



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From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Steve Smith
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2010 2:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Failed recordings

On 4 October 2010 22:27, Jonathan Larson <jtlarson at u.washington.edu> wrote:
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> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Michael T. Dean
> Sent: Monday, October 04, 2010 8:43 AM
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>  On 10/04/2010 10:46 AM, Jonathan Larson wrote:
>> Steve---I just recently posted about similar behavior (http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/454321#454321). I've got 10 PVR-150s in 4 Debian boxes running 0.23.1, and occasionally one of the BE's will mark a recording as started, but nothing is written to disk, and the BE process has to be restarted in order for the recording to 'end'.
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>> Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any common thread between the failed recordings which would lead me to a solution.
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> It's almost always a case of the capture device failing to provide any information for MythTV to write to disk--i.e. system/driver/hardware problem.
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> Mike
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> Mike,
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> When I look at the logs for a working recording, MythTV first assigns a file handle and goes through a few other internal processes before calling /dev/video, yet I just had another recording fail this morning, and it doesn't do any of these steps--it just stops at "StartingRecording":
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> 2010-10-04 09:28:31.250 TVRec(3): RecordPending on inputid 3
> 2010-10-04 09:28:31.486 TVRec(3): ASK_RECORDING 3 29 0 0
> 2010-10-04 09:29:04.294 TVRec(3): StartRecording(A530 A BASIC INCOME TAX)
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> Jon
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Does it create a file of any size?
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I don't believe so--I didn't check on this most recent error--but I couldn't find any trace of a file on a previous error, and the mythweb interface never added the recording to the "Recorded programs" list.

Jon


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