[mythtv-users] Video dies every few hours
tim.brailsford at nottingham.ac.uk
Fri Apr 7 19:56:22 UTC 2006
I am new to MythTV, and have a weird problem that has beaten me so far.
I am using MythTV 0.19 on Ubuntu 5.10 with a Hauppauge PVR-150 - set up
using Daniel Hyams superb instructions
(hyams.webhop.net/mythtv/myth_ubuntu.html). Initially everything works
just fine, but after I leave the backend running for about 4-6 hours the
video dies. All I get if I try to watch live TV is a black screen, and
any scheduled recordings lock up the card for the duration of the
recording but end up by just generating a few seconds of the black
screen. When this happens if I try to use Mplayer to watch the video
device I get the message:
Cache fill: 0.00% (0 bytes)
After this I can't play video until I reboot the computer, whereupon
everything works again - for another few hours. I can't see anything
suspicious in dmesg or /var/log/messages.
Any ideas would be very gratefully received.
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