[mythtv-users] Recordings are 5 seconds short

Brian Meehan bmeehan at rescueteam.com
Wed Oct 27 04:38:22 UTC 2004

I'm working on a project to roll MythTV out as a VCR-replacement for a
contract company I do some work for. One of the requirements is that they be
able to retrieve the files remotely, so due to bandwidth limitations, I've
been recording a 30 minute program in 5 minute chunks. The problem arises
when a segment is needed that spans 2 of the chunks. It seems that the chunk
is exactly 5 seconds short, every time. Can't splice two chunks together
when 5 seconds are missing. I've tried 2 minute chunks and 5 minute chunks.

It's not just manual recordings, either. The normally scheduled full 30
minute shows are also only 29:55. 

Does anyone have any ideas on this? Much obliged!

System Info: PVR250 x2, AthlonXP 1800+, /video = LVM (reiserfs) 120GB+200GB,
FC2 per Jarod's Guide.

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