[mythtv-users] Can record from LiveTV but not from Guide or Manual

Mario Camou R mcamou at mail.com
Fri May 5 11:36:28 EDT 2006

On 4 May 2006, at 22:35, dick at photoclerk.com wrote:

>> Hi,
>> I have MythTV 0.19 running on a Gentoo box with a Hauppage PVR-250  
>> card.
>> LiveTV works with no problems. However, whenever I try to record
>> (whether from the Guide or a Manual recording) I get no output file.
>> I have checked the backend logs and I only see a "Started Recording"
>> and a "Finished Recording" message with the exact same time (the
>> start time of the recording). No other messages.
>> This setup was working correctly with MythTV 0.18.
>> Any ideas?
> When you watch Live TV is it creating a recording file for that?   
> One of
> the changes with 0.19 is that Live recordings are kept now in separate
> files (not just in the ring buffer).  So, if you have no files  
> whatsoever
> in /myth/tv, then I would suspect permissions.  Otherwise - no idea...

Yep, the files are being created correctly when watching LiveTV. I  
have set it up to store the recordings in /mnt/store/recordings,  
which has owner mythtv:mythtv and 777 permissions. It's only when  
recording from the Guide or a Manual recording that it doesn't work.


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