[mythtv] Myth Backend Monitor

Isaac Richards ijr at po.cwru.edu
Thu Mar 4 10:39:17 EST 2004

On Thursday 04 March 2004 02:08 am, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 04:36:04PM +1030, mian wrote:
> > If you're getting too many of these with DVB-T you may want to try
> > improve your reception if at all possible (quad-shielded RG-6 from DSE
> > goes along way), with decent reception you should pretty much never get
> > them except occasional glitches caused by fridges or air conditioners
> > switching on/off and changing speeds, it seems to handle these ok for me
> > just showing a visual glitch and sometimes audio squelch too but the only
> > time it crashes is with extreme reception errors that must really corrupt
> > the MPEG data to a state beyond recognition, but yeh it would be nice for
> > the decoder to be able to handle *anything* thrown at it.
> I have recently fixed some reception problems I was having such that I
> can record whole programs without any uncorrected errors being logged.
> However, sometimes the MPEG decoder messages and the crash still occur.
> The MPEG decoder should never crash. Strangely enough I have run
> mythcommflag on the same recordings and it hasn't crashed, though I
> assume the algorithm (and code) is identical.

It is indeed indentical.  

If you can get a short example file that consistantly crashes, I should be 
able to fix it.  Otherwise, libavcodec isn't my code, and I don't have enough 
free time to be trying to fix heisenbugs in other people's projects =)


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