[mythtv-users] New setup - can't watch Live TV or record from TV

Brian Bosch bdbosch at gmail.com
Fri Jun 23 04:50:06 UTC 2006

On 6/22/06, Jeff Rizzo <riz at boogers.sf.ca.us> wrote:
> Basically, when I run mythfrontend, and go to "Watch TV", I get a black
> screen for about 20s, and then it comes back to the main screen.
> In the mythfrontend error messages, I see this:
> 2006-06-22 16:07:45.753 TV: Attempting to change from None to WatchingLiveTV
> 2006-06-22 16:07:45.763 Using protocol version 26
> 2006-06-22 16:07:45.967 RingBuf(/myth/1007_20060622160745.nuv): Invalid file (fd 14) when opening '/myth/1007_20060622160745.nuv'. 12 retries remaining.
> 2006-06-22 16:08:06.502 TV Error: StartRecorder() -- timed out waiting for recorder to start
> 2006-06-22 16:08:06.502 TV Error: LiveTV not successfully started
> and in mythbackend, this:
> VIDIOCGMBUF:: Invalid argument
> Now, when I look in /myth (where I've set the recordings to go), I do
> see a 1120-byte file called 1007_20060622160745.nuv, but it's unusable.
> My system has backend and frontend on the same box, running Gentoo 2006.0,
> and mythbacked --version reports:
> Library API version: 0.19.20060121-2
> I have a Hauppauge PVR-250 configured with ivtv-0.4.5,

I would have expected the file to have a .mpg extension instead of a
.nuv extension when using a PVR-x50 card.  Perhaps go through your
settings again to ensure you have set up the card correctly?


-- Brian.

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