[mythtv-users] HUGE recording randomly

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Tue Jan 16 17:24:27 UTC 2007

Randy Ferrill wrote:
> I am running FC5 and Mythtv .20 with a Nvidia Geforce4 MX440 on a ECS 
> K7S5A Pro motherboard with an AMD 1800+ Athlon and a PVR250 capture 
> card. Randomly my recordings will triple in size. IE 24 tonight normally 
> a 4gb video is currently running 3gb/HALF hour making it a 12GB 
> recording. Normally I just reboot and it goes back to normal but with 
> the ODD video issues I am having rebooting is the last resort now.

 From what I recall, if the incoming signal is noisy, the file will 
grow, since the noise reduces the amount of compression possible. I've 
never seen my PVR250 do that, and I have a pretty clean analog signal. 
Does the video playback LOOK clean, or noisy, when this happens?


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