[mythtv-users] 0.20 Recording Problem

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 22 18:05:15 UTC 2006

Amankhan wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been experiencing a problem with my Mythtv installation after the
> upgrade to 0.20.  I cannot record any programs.  The upgrade was done
> via ATRPMs, and I'm running Fedora Core 5 with the 2.6.17-1.2187.  No
> problems with the upgrade, nor any other problems other than I cannot
> record.
> What's happening now is that when I attempt to record a program, one
> of two things happens:
> 1.  The recording begins to record with no apparent problems, but on
> playback of the recorded program I get a black screen with no audio.
> 2.  The recording begins to record with no apparent problems, but
> playback of the recorded file shows about 5 seconds or so of the
> recorded program then it stutters & "starts over" at the beginning of
> the file.  This continues in a sort of loopback, indefinitely.  Audio
> works just fine, and picture quality is great.
> The frequency at which these two problems occurs is completely
> random.  The overall result is that I have yet to successfully record
> a program since the 0.20 upgrade.
> For capture cards, I'm using 2 Hauppauge cards (150 & 250).  Manual
> capture works just fine for either card.  (cat /dev/video0 >
> test.mpg)  Both cards, as well as the entire Mythtv installation, were
> working just fine before the upgrade to 0.20.  I've deleted all
> capture cards from mythtvsetup multiple times, as well as relinking
> the input connections after deleting the cards.  Nothing has seemed to
> work so far.  Does anyone have any ideas as to what might be wrong
> here?  At this point, I'm open to any suggestions or help that the
> list might have to offer.
did you try playing the recorded files with an external player such as

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