[mythtv-users] DVB not recording

Barry Quiel quielb at ecst.csuchico.edu
Sat Nov 17 00:20:37 UTC 2007

I like to shadow ( watch shows while recording ) my recordings.  I 
usually start watching about 15 or 20 minutes after the show starts. 
For example on Tuesday nights I watch Bones ( 720p ) and before I am 
done watching, The Unit ( 1080i ) starts recording on my KWORLD-110 ( 
both shows are recorded on from the KWORLD tuner ).  And normally this 
works fine, until this week.

For whatever reason while I was watching Bones, The Unit failed to 
record.  MythTv seems to think it was recorded.  It creates an entry in 
the database and I can see it in my list of recorded programs.  But 
there is no file on the file system.  The backend log show that it 
started recording the program, but there are no errors indicating that 
it failed the record.

2007-11-13 21:00:04.425 Started recording: The Unit "Play 16": channel 
3121 on cardid 1, sourceid 3
2007-11-13 21:00:05.990 Reschedule requested for id 0.
2007-11-13 21:00:11.253 Scheduled 617 items in 5.3 = 0.01 match + 5.25 place
2007-11-13 21:02:57.842 MainServer::HandleAnnounce Playback
2007-11-13 21:02:57.845 adding: myth-mbe.local as a client (events: 0)
2007-11-13 22:00:00.832 TVRec(1): Changing from RecordingOnly to None
2007-11-13 22:00:01.000 TVRec(2): Changing from RecordingOnly to None
2007-11-13 22:00:01.039 Finished recording The Unit "Play 16": channel 3121

At that point I didn't do anything on the box.  I didn't restart the 
backend or reboot.  The next night it failed to record Bionic Woman and 
Life.  After I discovered that I rebooted the box and all was back to 
normal.  It recorded Smallville on Thursday.  But I got home on Thursday 
about 8:30 and started to watch Smallville while it was recording.  When 
it started to record CSI it did them same thing.  It added an entry to 
the database and I could see it in my recorded programs but there was no 
file on the file system.

I'm not sure what's causing the problem.  Does it have to do with me 
shadowing my recordings?  Is it a file system problem?

There are no errors in the messages log to indicate a hardware problem. 
  And this doesn't happen on the PVR500.  It just keeps recording.

I haven't made any changes to the box in over a month.  And even then 
the change was only a new hard drive that I added into my Myth volume 
group.  I haven't updated the software since .20-2 was released.

BOX Config:
1 KWORLD-110
1 PVR500 ( /dev/video1 and /dev/video2 )
(although both these drives support SATAII the board only supports SATA)
.20.2 atRPM packages upgrading a MythDora4 install.

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