[mythtv-users] Commercial Skip

James L. Paul james at mauiguru.com
Wed Oct 6 20:48:58 UTC 2004

On Tuesday 05 October 2004 18:32, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> James L. Paul wrote:
> >You aren't alone, Dave. I turned off commercial detection a couple weeks
> > ago after moving to 0.16. It was killing my backend almost daily. I had
> > no such problems with commercial detection during the prior year. Since
> > disabling it, my box has been rock stable.
> How was it dying?  Was there anything in the logs or any other kind of
> error?  I'm having a strange problem during recordings on 0.16 CVS where
> sometimes it just dies without any indication of a problem.

The backend usually died silently. I didn't have debugging enabled. When I ran 
"mythbackend -d" from a terminal it would die within minutes unless I stopped 
commercial flagging as soon as possible after it started up on the most 
recently recorded programs. After disabling commercial flagging completely, 
it hasn't crashed even once in about 3 weeks.

Yes, I know I could be more helpful. I'm not complaining, just confirming that 
I have similar symptoms. I haven't had the time to dig into the issue and 
apologize for that.

btw, my box is a RedHat 9 running MythTV 0.16 release built from source and 
acting as both frontend and backend with 3 PVR-250MCE cards.

> Kevin
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