[mythtv-users] Trying to use HDTV as a firewire recorder
mythtv at cox.net
Wed Sep 5 03:53:31 UTC 2007
Bryan Mayland wrote:
> Bob wrote:
>> 2007-09-03 21:14:44.753 ProcessPAT: PAT is missing program, setting timeout
>> 2007-09-03 21:20:00.738 Finished recording Living Fresh "Green Sea":
>> channel 4103
>> Could the "PAT is missing program" be my problem?
> Absolutely. MythTV requires a PAT, which points to a PMT which
> points to the stream IDs for the program you want to record. Without
> this information the "signal monitor" never locks, and the recording
> never starts.
> I had this same situation with my cable box, where it eats the PAT
> and PMT so I'm working on cleaning up a patch for PID autodetection for
> our stupid devices that don't provide this information. Are you
> familiar with using "patch"? If so, I can give you a copy of my changes
> against svn head and you can see if that works for you.
> run that with `patch -p0 < firewire_sigmon_1.diff` from the mythtv base
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Thank you for your response. To verify the hypothesis, I used
test-mpeg2 to grab a stream from some of the same channels I have been
trying to get mythtv to record. The dvbsnoop program shows the PAT
appears pretty regularly (447 packets between each). I was hoping this
was my problem, but it appears to be something else. I will continue to
How do I know if I am using the right connection speed? Trial and error?
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