[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #2335: LiveTV hangs when a recording is finished and a new on starts (no channel change)

Bob Cottingham bobnvic at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 21:19:24 UTC 2007

On 9/15/07, Bob Cottingham <bobnvic at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/15/07, Tom Lichti <tom at redpepperracing.com> wrote:
> > Tom Lichti wrote:
> > > Shane wrote:
> > >
> > >>> Thanks, that took care of the seek issues I was seeing. Everything has
> > >>> been working well so far with those two patches
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >> Hmm, that's good even though I wasn't expecting the other patch to
> > >> help ivtv cards. :) Thanks for testing.
> > >>
> > >> Shane
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> > >>
> > > I've been running the patches as well for a couple days with 3 ivtv
> > > cards and an HDHR. Although we don't do much live tv here, I haven't
> > > been told of any problems, and my family is quite quick to point out any
> > > issues... :)
> > >
> > Scratch that, it sort of works, but not really. I can seek back into a
> > previous live tv show, but it skips to the beginning of the previous
> > show even if I only seek back 10 seconds, and if I then seek forward
> > from the beginning of the previous show, it skips to the next show
> > instead. Not a huge deal for me as we rarely use that feature, but I
> > thought you might like the feedback. I can probably give some logs if
> > needed.
> >
> Do you have the patch from ticket 3963 included as well? That was the
> same issue I was seeing until I tried that patch. I only tried it once
> very quickly, however. I'll try playing with it again tomorrow and
> test it a bit more thoroughly.
Well, I tested it again and I was having the same seeking problem
between shows in live-tv. I don't know why it worked the last time I
tested it.

I also found that when I filtered to the Live-TV recordings and tried
playing one, the playing usually failed with something like:

2007-09-16 16:02:54.173 TV: Attempting to change from None to
2007-09-16 16:02:54.348 AFD Error: avformat err(-5) on av_open_input_file call.
2007-09-16 16:02:54.348 Couldn't open decoder for:
2007-09-16 16:02:54.348 TV Error: StartPlayer(): NVP is not playing
after 20000 msec
2007-09-16 16:02:54.351 TV: Changing from None to WatchingPreRecorded
2007-09-16 16:02:54.361 Marking recording as unwatched
2007-09-16 16:02:54.361 TV: Attempting to change from
WatchingPreRecorded to None
2007-09-16 16:02:54.373 TV: Changing from WatchingPreRecorded to None

in the logs. It would simply show a black screen for a few seconds and
then go back to menu, however the video preview played fine the entire
time. Once in  a while the video would actually play. These videos are
on a slave backend (didn't test with any others), other non-livetv
videos from the same slave backend played fine however. I don't know
if the patch from this ticket has anything to do with it.

Should I make a ticket for each of these issues or could they be
related to the 2335_fix_2.diff patch?

Bob C

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