[mythtv-users] mythfrontend freeze when accessing Watch Recordings

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Sun May 29 21:19:09 UTC 2005

On 5/29/05, Steven C. Brown <steve at referentia.com> wrote:
> Aloha,
> This might be a frustrating question (and bare with me, it's my first
> post to the board).
> I am currently running .18.1 on FC3.
> I have been using MythTV quite successfully for a couple of months
> now.  I am not the strongest Linux swimmer, but was pretty successful
> with Jarod's HOWTO.  I decided to go a little crazy and install
> mythstreamtv.  This requires (as I understand it) that you configure
> and install vlc and ffmpeg.
> I successfully installed these, but along the way, something bad
> happened:
> When I go to the Watch Recording screens, the boxes which contain the
> information are drawn, but then everything freezes and the machine no
> longer accepts input.  mythbackend, however continues to run, and I
> can ssh into the machine, but mythfrontend locks anything else up.  I
> apologize for not having more concise information about installing
> vlc and ffmpeg.  And really, that may not have anything to do with my
> problem.

What do the frontend and backend logs say when the freeze occurs? Have
you tried removing vlc and ffmpeg to try and get back to where you
were before the problems started?


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