[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #1153: Live TV : "Error was encounter ed while displaying video."

Buechler, Mark R Mark_R_Buechler at bausch.com
Tue Jan 31 14:38:28 UTC 2006

I would be interested to know what people are using for
dvb_wait_for_seqstart. I believe this defaults to 1 when it probably should
default to 0. dvbrecorder throws away all packets (even ones with payload
start) until seqstart is seen. The ringbuffer wants a certain number of
bytes (I can't remember how many) before it starts reading and it only tries
4 times to read the file. After the forth time data will never be sent to
the frontend until the channel is changed.

I've gone through this problem and have increased that retry 20 and even 30
- but this causes many more headaches. I found that by not waiting for
seqstart I get a payload start immediately and the ringbuffer can
immediately start reading. However, I think a better solution would be for
dummydtvrecorder to run until a payload start is seen - which would fix
issues with bad channels, encrypted channels, etc.

- Mark.

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Subject: Re: [mythtv-commits] Ticket #1153: Live TV : "Error was encountered
while displaying video."

#1153: Live TV : "Error was encountered while displaying video."
 Reporter:  ben at vanilla.net  |        Owner:  danielk 
     Type:  defect           |       Status:  reopened
 Priority:  minor            |    Milestone:  0.19    
Component:  mythtv           |      Version:  head    
 Severity:  medium           |   Resolution:          
Comment (by danielk):

 John & Bob, please post your logs; the problem Ben is experiencing is due
 to the DVB recording taking too long to start up, I'd like to know if you
 are experiencing something similar, or if the recording doesn't start at
 all. Please also post the output of 'date ; ls -l
 /name/of/last/video/file.mpg" once the frontend gives you the error
 message, so I can estimate if and when the recording actually started.

 Ben can you post the logs from when a high retry counts don't help?

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/1153>
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