[mythtv-users] recordings fail without any errors logged

Mache Creeger mache at creeger.com
Mon Apr 25 14:10:34 UTC 2011


At 08:40 PM 4/24/2011, Mache Creeger wrote:
>At 10:14 PM 4/23/2011, Mache Creeger wrote:
>>At 10:04 PM 4/23/2011, Mache Creeger wrote:
>>>> > From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
>>>> > [ mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Matt Garman
>>>> > Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2011 10:01 PM
>>>> > To: Discussion about MythTV
>>>> > Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] recordings fail without any errors logged
>>>> >
>>>> > On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Neil Cooper
>>>> > <neilcoo at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>>>> > > I'm getting exactly the same issues too.
>>>> > >
>>>> > > My card is a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 so its not a
>>>> > homerun-specific problem.
>>>> > >
>>>> > > I did notice that for some reason certain shows have the
>>>> > problem more often than other shows.
>>>> > >
>>>> > > It may be my imagination but it also appears more likely to
>>>> > happen with 1080p digital shows than 720p or analog.
>>>> >
>>>> > So what do you do about it?  Just live with it?
>>>> >
>>>> > I have two more cases where it happened:
>>>> >
>>>> > Fringe - "The Plateau": http://pastebin.com/wiUdajfj
>>>> >
>>>> > House - "Paternity": http://pastebin.com/s2hmdz8k
>>>> >
>>>> > For House, there are actually some errors: "frame sync error"
>>>> > and "Unknown audio decoding error".  This is unique; the
>>>> > others I've posted don't have ANY errors (at least none that
>>>> > I can see).
>>>> >
>>>> > Why does MythTV not even create a file?  It's not like I have
>>>> > zero byte files - I have NO FILE at all.
>>>> >
>>>> > It's extremely frustrating; worst of all, the wife acceptance
>>>> > factor is plummeting.  Sort of like the recent "everyday i
>>>> > have ot make sure myth worked the day before" thread.
>>>> >
>>>> > Any more hints or suggestions?  Should I file a bug report?
>>>> >
>>>> > Thanks,
>>>> > Matt
>>>>
>>>>Seems like discussion on this kind of stopped alltogether. I am a new 2250
>>>>owner and can confirm that with the latest drivers I can record 1 
>>>>analog and
>>>>one digital at the same time.  I can record 2 analog at the same time, but
>>>>any attempt to record 2 digital at the same time resorts in the second
>>>>recording becoming a 0 byte file.  I set debug=1 on the saa7164 module to
>>>>see if that garnered any information but I get nothing from that setting
>>>>being logged when the recordings start.
>>>>
>>>>This being said, I am on a 2.6.35 kernel and do get notices that 
>>>>the drivers
>>>>are backported etc.
>>>>
>>>>Does anyone have this card working with the latest drivers (i.e. 
>>>>with analog
>>>>support) that is successfully recording 2 digital recordings at a time?  If
>>>>so, can you tell me what kernel you are using and perhaps what mythtv
>>>>distribution?
>>>>
>>>>Thanks!
>>>>
>>>>Tim
>>>
>>>I am having the same problem with my system.
>>>
>>>hdhomerun with most recent firmware.
>>>mythtv-backend-0.24-270.fc13.i686
>>># uname -r
>>>2.6.34.8-68.fc13.i686
>>>
>>>4 disk RAID5 in XFS (3TB)
>>>
>>>3GB memory
>>>
>>>My family is getting very grumpy. Any ideas?
>>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>
>>>-- Mache
>>
>>Here are the logs
>>
>>2011-04-22 15:00:02.142 TVRec(1): Changing from None to RecordingOnly
>>2011-04-22 15:00:02.157 TVRec(1): HW Tuner: 1->1
>>2011-04-22 15:00:02.193 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free 
>>Space: 3.0 GB w/freq: 14 min
>>2011-04-22 15:00:02.206 Started recording: "PBS NewsHour": channel 
>>1009 on cardid 1, sourceid 1
>>2011-04-22 15:00:02.216 scheduler: Started recording: "PBS 
>>NewsHour": channel 1009 on cardid 1, sourceid 1
>>2011-04-22 15:01:05.536 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free 
>>Space: 3.0 GB w/freq: 14 min
>>2011-04-22 15:15:05.585 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free 
>>Space: 3.0 GB w/freq: 14 min
>>2011-04-22 15:19:22.300 UPnpMedia: BuildMediaMap VIDEO scan 
>>starting in :/opt/dvdlib:
>>2011-04-22 15:19:22.333 UPnpMedia: BuildMediaMap Done. Found 131 objects
>>2011-04-22 15:29:05.631 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free 
>>Space: 3.0 GB w/freq: 14 min
>>2011-04-22 15:43:05.676 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free 
>>Space: 3.0 GB w/freq: 14 min
>>2011-04-22 15:49:26.348 UPnpMedia: BuildMediaMap VIDEO scan 
>>starting in :/opt/dvdlib:
>>2011-04-22 15:49:26.382 UPnpMedia: BuildMediaMap Done. Found 131 objects
>>2011-04-22 15:57:05.714 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free 
>>Space: 3.0 GB w/freq: 14 min
>>2011-04-22 15:59:00.435 TVRec(1): Changing from RecordingOnly to None
>>2011-04-22 15:59:00.491 Updating status for "PBS NewsHour" on 
>>cardid 1 (Tuning => Recorder Failed)
>>2011-04-22 15:59:00.501 Reschedule requested for id 0.
>>2011-04-22 15:59:00.743 Preview Error: Encountered problems running 
>>'/usr/bin/mythpreviewgen --size 0x0 --chanid 1009 --starttime 
>>20110422150000  > /dev/null
>>'
>>2011-04-22 15:59:00.981 Scheduled 97 items in 0.5 = 0.01 match + 0.46 place
>>2011-04-22 15:59:00.990 scheduler: Scheduled items: Scheduled 97 
>>items in 0.5 = 0.01 match + 0.46 place
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.591 MainServer::ANN Monitor
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.601 adding: DEN as a client (events: 0)
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.613 MainServer::ANN Monitor
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.621 adding: DEN as a client (events: 1)
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.631 ProgramInfo(1009_20110422150000.mpg), 
>>Error: GetPlaybackURL: '1009_20110422150000.mpg' should be local, 
>>but it can not be found.
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.642 MainServer::ANN Playback
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.650 adding: den as a client (events: 0)
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.670 MainServer::HandleAnnounce FileTransfer
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.678 adding: den as a remote file transfer
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.688 ProgramInfo(1009_20110422150000.mpg), 
>>Error: GetPlaybackURL: '1009_20110422150000.mpg' should be local, 
>>but it can not be found.
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.702 ERROR: LocalFilePath unable to find local 
>>path for '1009_20110422150000.mpg', found 
>>'GetPlaybackURL/UNABLE/TO/FIND/LOCAL/FILE/ON/XX.YY.COM/1009_20110422150000.mpg' 
>>instead.
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.710 RingBuf() Error: RingBuffer::RingBuffer(): 
>>Failed to open remote file ()
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.726 QueryBasename found no entry for 0 @ 
>>2011-04-22T15:59:01
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.734 QueryBasename found no entry for 0 @ 
>>2011-04-22T15:59:01
>>QFileInfo::absolutePath: Constructed with empty filename
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.835 RingBuf() Error: Seek(0, SEEK_SET) Failed
>>                         eno: Bad file descriptor (9)
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.856 RingBuf() Error: Seek(0, SEEK_SET) Failed
>>                         eno: Bad file descriptor (9)
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.875 RingBuf() Error: Seek(0, SEEK_SET) Failed
>>                         eno: Bad file descriptor (9)
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.895 RingBuf() Error: Seek(0, SEEK_SET) Failed
>>                         eno: Bad file descriptor (9)
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.920 RingBuf() Error: Seek(0, SEEK_SET) Failed
>>                         eno: Bad file descriptor (9)
>>2011-04-22 15:59:01.939 RingBuf() Error: Seek(0, SEEK_SET) Failed
>>                         eno: Bad file descriptor (9)

Solved.

Comcast, here in the San Francisco Bay area, arbitrarily changed the 
channel frequencies. Re-scanning with scte65scan and updating 
mythconverg has solved the problem.

-- Mache

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