[mythtv] Development thoughts + Mythtv crashing bug - during playback/delete

Charles Choukalos mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Mon, 9 Sep 2002 06:50:03 -0700 (PDT)


I was digging through the Mythtv code and trying to
familiarize myself with what's going on.  I was
thinking about Snapstream and (forgot the co's name)
their DVR2 software.  Basically I think that Including
some way to reuse/move around the stored show files
would be very useful.  So I'm wondering if there's a
reason that the files are stored in your special
nupplevideo format and not as just .avi's, .mpegs,
.nuv's ect with standard headers and have a entry in
the mysql db that says what they are for play back
purposes?  Additionally, I'm thinking that their
should be a path stored for each entry in the mysql db
to tell where a show is actually stored (by default/of
for recording whats setup now works)... but that way
you could archive the shows to CD (have a note in the
DB), or move them to another harddrive (ie my media
server idea that I keep touting).  Is this going to
break a lot of things?  I know that right now the
nuppelvideo header is going to cause trouble... but
I'm not sure how much of a change this requries.

Okay, on my second rant.  I'd love to have commercial
skip in there...  Have we thought about a 30 second
skip function for the remote/interface yet? 
Additionally, does anyone know what the protocol for
the VCR+ commercial skip is?  (I'd just love to not
record any commercials when I'm archiving shows!)  If
someone's got some suggestions, I'd be willing to
start some code for this.

Okay, and on to other bug issues.  Suddenly mythtv
(release 5) is crashing on me when I try to watch
recordings, or delete them.  It just dumps out
unexpectedly.  I don't have the screen capture on me,
but nothing looked out of place.  However, I think I
know what might have happened.  I tried to watch live
tv while the system was recording a show (it was
probably 3/4 of the way through).  When I hit the
watch live tv it crashed.  Brought it back up again,
and that's when all the trouble started happening. 
Now I'm thinking that I must have corrupted something
in the mysql db that If I clean it up it should work
correctly again?  Any thoughts?

Also whats the status on mpeg2 format for recording...
I know that you were working on that, so I'm just
wondering where it is or if this is something that I
can fool around with.


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