[mythtv-users] First Time Playing Recorded Show Always Fails

Brandon Beattie brandon+myth at linuxis.us
Mon Jun 6 22:22:30 UTC 2005

On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 05:09:37PM -0400, Donavan Stanley wrote:
> On 6/6/05, Tom Lichti <tom at redpepperracing.com> wrote:
> > Rob Rosenfeld wrote:
> > 
> > > I'm running current CVS on the HEAD branch.  The first time I try to
> > > watch any recording, I get a black screen for maybe 5 minutes, then I
> > > get the prompt that usually shows up after a show ends offering three
> > > choices if I want to delete or keep the episode.  If I tell it to keep
> > > it and try again it plays immediately.  How do I get it to play
> > > correctly on the first attempt?
> > 
> > I am experiencing this as well. I am on CVS from a few weeks ago, not
> > that it makes much of a difference. Haven't found a workaround as yet.
> First, does it happen with current CVS?  A few weeks ago makes a hug
> difference.  Even a few days can make a huge difference.
> Second, what does it say in the console?  How about with -v playback?
> All in all, without more information nobody is going to be able to help you.

My $.02 is for the last couple weeks with HEAD in CVS 70% of the time
when I go to view a show it would lock up after 2-5 seconds, console
reporting it's waiting for data from the backend.  If I tried to play
that stream a second time it would work just fine.  With CVS over the
weekend it's now about 50% of the time that it fails, but it now takes
up to 4 times of attempting to view the show before it works.  Another
thing that I haven't verified, but I've noticed is if there's quite a
bit of network traffic, it fails more often.

One other note, just for noting purposes.. I've had card #2 of four
pcHDTV cards not recording shows in MythTV.. Not sure if something with
dealing with multiple cards or pcHDTV cards was changed in the last week
or so, but I can only record one show at a time without problems.. I did
change it's priority though to 4, and have since recorded just fine with
the others, but /dev/dtvsignal and capturing data from `cat /dev/video33
file` work just fine.. Kind of odd, but I'll get more info out as I
find a pattern.


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