[mythtv] Latest CVS LiveTV->Recording problems

Isaac Richards ijr at po.cwru.edu
Fri Jul 18 16:14:14 EDT 2003

On Friday 18 July 2003 02:31 pm, Mike Wohlgemuth wrote:
> avalanche at beyondmonkey.com wrote:
> >What's happening is your player is timing out and it keeps restarting the
> >playback from the beginning. Check your frontend console, you should
> >be getting the ">> player timeout" message. It probably will also happen
> >if you watch an in progress recording from the watch recordings screen
> >(minus the looping). I have that problem too, looks like it's related to
> > the Mpeg4 stuff, this won't happen if I use Rtjpeg. It's not cpu load
> > related, happens with low res settings too. Strange, that livetv is
> > always rock solid, only happens on watching in progress recordings. Maybe
> > Isaac has an idea why it's happening, it times out when the tv class
> > checks if the nvp is still playing.
> FYI, it does seem linked to the latest changes to CVS, though.  I've
> occasionally seen MythTV think an in progress recording has ended even
> though it hasn't, but not in quite a while, and I tend to update from
> cvs at least once a week or so.  It does it absolutely every time,
> starting immediately with current cvs.  That being said, I'll try your
> patch and other tweaks and see how it goes.

If you're not adverse to adding a few debugging statements, it'd be nice to 
fix the source of the bug (why it thinks it's at end-of-file).  Places to 
look would be nuppeldecoder.cpp's GetFrame(), and RingBuffer.cpp's 
safe_read() (the first one, not the second), ReadAheadThread(), and 


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