[mythtv-users] BUG: Live TV/PVR250, playback issue on apparent buffer fill

Brad mythtv at braddolman.com
Sun Sep 26 04:40:18 EDT 2004

For whomever this may be helpful too.

I was watching a long movie on LiveTV and after about 2 1/2 hrs the 
video started to break-up for a few seconds and then started playing 
previously buffered footage from probably 2 hrs earlier. It did this 
for a few seconds (maybe 15 or 20) and then the video started to 
break-up again and eventually went back to the live broadcast. Very 

I then rewound the liveTV to just before the first break-up occurred 
and let it play again. This time it played back normally. No glitches 
and playing back the video that had been skipped from the previous 

My assumption (which of course may have no basis in reality) is that 
my /video volume, where the /buffer directory is located, had filled 
to capacity, triggering this sequence of events.

If anyone else has noticed this happening, perhaps they could add 
their experiences. It may be good for some others to try to reproduce 
this problem on other systems too.


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