[mythtv-users] Early exit
damian at gingermagic.co.uk
Thu Sep 13 10:04:32 UTC 2007
R. G. Newbury wrote:
> Damian wrote:
>> R. G. Newbury wrote:
>>> Damian wrote:
>>>> I have a new problem on my mythbox where viewing any program simply
>>>> stops about a minute before the end. If watching live tv, The display
>>>> just stops and the front end says there was an error. I can then click
>>>> ok and quickly try to get back to the channel before the credits roll.
>>>> If watching a recording, the saved file is simply too short. I assume it
>>>> stopped recording at the same point that the live tv would have crashed
>>>> out. Any idea what this is?
>>>> Maybe it only happens on BBC? I've not tested that actually, but we do
>>>> seem to watch more BBC than anything else. I struggle with stuttery
>>>> playback on BBC when most other channels seem fine so maybe there's
>>>> something weird going on there?
>>>> I rarely get time to tweak my myth setup, but I do have a couple of
>>>> hours on Thursday evening so I'm hoping to iron out a few wrinkles then.
>>>> Looking forward to hearing any thoughts.
>>> Is the time set correctly on the computer? If it is 1 minute fast you
>>> will get what you see.
>>> Have you inadvertently set a default recording rule which finishes
>>> early? The settings in Setup-> General will not let you do that, only
>>> finish late, but without looking ISTR that you can set individual time
>>> frames in the Record Options..
>> That was my first thought for the recordings, but it wouldn't explain
>> why watching live TV crashes out just before the end of a program would it?
>> I'll try and get some frontend and backend output the next time it
>> happens? What's the best way of doing that by the way? Running the
>> frontend from the command line and putting the backend log into gedit as
>> soon as there's a problem?
> run mythbackend -v channel,record,database -l /var/log/backend.log from
> one console and the same sort of command for mythfrontend from another.
> It is especially useful under this circumstance to set myth to run in a
> window (Setup->General or Appearance IIRC)..then you can move the window
> over and watch the log.
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That's a whole new world of command to me, but ok .. I'll give it a go :-)
so I run Myth in a window,
mythbackend -v channel,record,database -l /var/log/backend.log
in one terminal and
mythfrontend -v channel,record,database -l /var/log/frontend.log
in a second?
Again, please excuse my ignorance. These commands are all very straight
forward once you know them, but until then ...
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