[mythtv] Bug: Not recording after conflict with live tv
bryan at terralab.com
Sun Jul 6 11:19:54 EDT 2003
I don't know if this will help or not, but here's some more information
for the puzzle. I frequently get lockups and/or crashes when a program
is supposed to start recording. Sometimes, it works, sometimes it
doesn't. If found that it's more likely to die if I'm doing something
such as flipping through channels or playing around with the OSD button
at that time. If I'm doing that, the front end usually crashes and/or
locks up. Frequently, however, if I'm watching Live TV and walk away
from the TV while it's playing, a timed recording may come up. When
this happens, this is usually when the backend locks up. The only way I
can consistently get MythTV to record without any problems is to turn
off Live TV when I'm not actually watching it and to restart the
frontend whenever it crashes.
Another backend lockup I can replicate frequently is to go into the
"Delete Recordings" screen and delete a recording that is currently in
progress. This usually causes the backend to die. If I play the
current show as it's recording, then exit it, and select Delete this
Recording after exiting it it usually deletes it successfully.
The other crash I frequently get is after using XMMS. I use XMMS to
play music because I'm having problems getting Myth music and all it's
dependencies compiled. When I exit XMMS, and then try to watch a video
Myth frontend will almost always crash and I'll have to restart it 3 or
4 times before it will start playing again. My guess is this is an alsa
problem. Alsa might be holding onto /dev/dsp for a few seconds longer
than the program is running. Still would be nice if it didn't crash and
popped up an error message saying it couldn't initialize sound would you
like to try again?
Finally, while I'm on a roll, I have one MAJOR suggestion that should
impove the overall quality of the product for everybody. When doing
anything that involes changing the audio stream (such as changing the
channel), you should mute the audio for a second or two. I frequently
get loud screeches, cracks, and pops while switching channels. This can
be incredibly irritating, especially when you've been watching a rather
quite show and had to turn the volume up. I can't image it's good for
my speakers either.
I'm running 0.10 and have a PVR-250 if that helps.
>> I was watching live TV at 20:15 when Stargate was about to start, the
>> usual dialog came up, telling me to decide between continuing live
>> tv, exiting live tv and watching the recording. I chose to exit.
>> Nevertheless, I now see that Stargate didn't get recorded. Andromeda,
>> at 22:15 immediately following Stargate, did get recorded.
>> I see nothing relevant in the backend log - in fact, I don't even see
>> an "Changing from None to RecordingOnly" entry for Andromeda.
>> mythtv-dev mailing list
>> mythtv-dev at snowman.net
> I would like to mention that i to have this problem.But also tonight
> while watching live tv a recording was about to start and i told it to
> watch live tv and not record.
> Guess what ? It switched channels and started recording.
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