[mythtv-users] Error encountered when LiveTV switches shows.

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Tue Dec 30 11:51:24 UTC 2008

Mike LaPlante wrote:
> David Brodbeck wrote:
>> On Mon, December 29, 2008 10:13 am, Mike LaPlante wrote:
>>> I'm somehow seeing an old bug resurfaced on my system, or possibly a new
>>> one, more likely a configuration error :-).
>>> http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/1153
>>> While watching LiveTV every time the show ends I get kicked out and get
>>> the message "Error encountered while displaying video" (or something to
>>> that affect).  It seems pretty consistent, the only time I've noticed
>>> that it doesn't happen is when another episode of the same show comes on
>>> next.
>> Does it coincide with a channel change, or does it happen even if the two
>> shows are on the same channel?
>> I ask because I may be hitting the same bug.  Occasionally when I change
>> channels in Live TV I get that error.  It only happens when I'm using the
>> card that's connected to my cable box.  I've been theorizing that it might
>> be caused by the sync disturbance when the cable box changes channels, but
>> that could be totally wrong.
> No channel changing here. Just letting LiveTV go from one show to the 
> next. So it always happens either on the hour, or at the 1/2 hour mark.
I thought that LiveTV chopped up it's recording files into 1/2 hour chunks. 
Perhaps you have some kind of disk problem like, for example, fragmentation, 
which means that LiveTV has problems starting a new file? Or, since the program 
title has changed, perhaps it's a faulty database?


Mike Perkins

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