[mythtv-users] broken mpeg4 recordings with SD bt878/bttv tuners

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Dec 18 16:48:11 UTC 2008

On Dec 18, 2008, at 8:30 AM, jedi wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 06:14:35PM -0700, Russ Dill wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 2:00 PM, Steve Briggs  
>> <zzybaloobah at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> I have consistent problems with broken mpeg4 recordings.
>>> The first recording (after starting a backend) is good,
>>> the subsequent ones (on that backend) are almost always
>>> corrupt.  When I try and play them back (with
>>> mythtv-frontend) I get a zillion mpeg4 errors:
>    bttv? Isn't that a dinosaur? Why not use something like a PVR150?

I think the analog part of the pcHDTV-5500 card uses bt878. This is a  
current card.

>    If a particular bit of hardware is problematic, try something else.

Sometimes the answer is not to throw away your hardware when the  
driver isn't working correctly.
Visit your local landfill or computer recycling center sometime.


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