[mythtv-users] help with hdhomerun setup
eric at lisaneric.org
Tue Apr 8 23:02:55 UTC 2008
I've recently purchased an HDHomeRun but I haven't yet been able to get
any video off the device.
I followed the instructions on the wiki and everything looked good.
I was able to connect to it from mythtv and do the channel scan and
it added channels at exactly the same numbers that matched the list
for my zip code on the Silicon Dust web page, but when I try to
view any of those channels in live tv, I get a black screen.
I get these errors in the backend log:
2008-04-08 18:34:50.263 TVRec(2): Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV
2008-04-08 18:34:50.267 TVRec(2): HW Tuner: 2->2
2008-04-08 18:34:50.268 HDHRChan(ffffffff/0): device found at address 192.168.34.23
2008-04-08 18:34:51.619 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free Space: 3.0 GB w/freq: 15 min
2008-04-08 18:34:51.646 MainServer::HandleAnnounce Playback
2008-04-08 18:34:51.648 adding: marvin as a client (events: 0)
2008-04-08 18:34:51.649 MainServer::HandleAnnounce FileTransfer
2008-04-08 18:34:51.650 adding: marvin as a remote file transfer
2008-04-08 18:34:52.759 Finished recording Unknown: channel 2540
2008-04-08 18:34:53.806 Finished recording Unknown: channel 2540
2008-04-08 18:34:53.838 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free Space: 3.0 GB w/freq: 15 min
2008-04-08 18:34:54.005 Using runtime prefix = /usr, libdir = /usr/lib
2008-04-08 18:34:54.013 Empty LocalHostName.
2008-04-08 18:34:54.021 Using localhost value of mythtered
2008-04-08 18:34:54.041 New DB connection, total: 1
2008-04-08 18:34:54.049 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2008-04-08 18:34:54.051 Closing DB connection named 'DBManager0'
2008-04-08 18:34:54.071 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2008-04-08 18:34:54.081 New DB connection, total: 2
2008-04-08 18:34:54.082 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2008-04-08 18:34:54.085 Current Schema Version: 1214
2008-04-08 18:34:54.095 Preview Error: Previewer file '/var/lib/mythtv/2540_20080408183450.mpg' is not valid.
2008-04-08 18:34:54.097 Preview Error: Run() file not local: '/var/lib/mythtv/2540_20080408183450.mpg'
2008-04-08 18:34:54.107 Preview Error: Preview process not ok.
fileinfo(/var/lib/mythtv/2540_20080408183450.mpg.png) exists: 0 readable: 0 size: 0
2008-04-08 18:34:58.154 RingBuf(/var/lib/mythtv/2540_20080408183450.mpg): Invalid file (fd -1) when opening '/var/lib/mythtv/2540_20080408183450.mpg'.
2008-04-08 18:34:59.116 MainServer::HandleAnnounce Playback
2008-04-08 18:34:59.119 adding: marvin as a client (events: 0)
2008-04-08 18:34:59.120 MainServer::HandleAnnounce FileTransfer
2008-04-08 18:34:59.121 adding: marvin as a remote file transfer
2008-04-08 18:35:05.624 RingBuf(/var/lib/mythtv/2540_20080408183452.mpg): Invalid file (fd -1) when opening '/var/lib/mythtv/2540_20080408183452.mpg'.
2008-04-08 18:35:05.648 RingBuf(/var/lib/mythtv/2540_20080408183452.mpg) Error: Invalid file descriptor in 'safe_read()'
2008-04-08 18:35:05.848 RingBuf(/var/lib/mythtv/2540_20080408183452.mpg) Error: Invalid file descriptor in 'safe_read()'
2008-04-08 18:35:06.059 RingBuf(/var/lib/mythtv/2540_20080408183452.mpg) Error: Invalid file descriptor in 'safe_read()'
The front end shows the channel number and a signal strength (93%) on
top of the black screen, but then about two seconds later goes to a
menu saying "Error was encountered while displaying video." and the
only option is "Return to Menu".
I found this in the google cache:
so I'm not the only one with this problem, but the hdhr seems pretty
popular and this problem seems pretty rare, so I'm not sure what's going
Can someone offer a suggestion of something to try?
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