[mythtv-users] Recordings stopping early

Kelly Shutt tetrahedron at whycomehere.com
Mon Jan 14 16:34:56 UTC 2008

Yes, I have my gateway machine setup as a stratum 3 time server and all 
machines on my network synchronize against this.  I did just notice that 
ntpd had stopped on my mythbox for some reason; but I don't think that's 
the problem since it was only off by about 30 seconds.  Either way, time 
is all in sync correctly again so I guess I'll see if that made any 

OH, and I don't have any separation between machines within mythtv 
itself; the database, mythbackend, and mythfrontend all run on the same 
machine.  It's just the data storage directory that I have setup as a 
remote disk mount.


Remco Treffkorn wrote:
> On Friday 11 January 2008, Kelly Shutt wrote:
>> I've had this issue for the last week or two and can't figure out what
>> the problem is.  I don't recall changing anything that might have caused
>> this to happen.  For some reason all my scheduled recordings stop 5
>> minutes early; even if I specifically configure it to stop recording
>> later than the end of the show.  I have double checked the actually
>> recording files in an external player and shows that are scheduled to
>> record for 1 hour plus 5 minutes late, which should give 65 minutes of
>> recorded time, are only being recorded for 55 minutes.  I have also
>> verified that this is happening across multiple recording schedules.
>> Anyone have any suggestions on where to start looking?  I'm pretty
>> knowledgeable at troubleshooting most problems; but this one kind of has
>> me stumped.  Is there maybe some setting in the database that could be
>> causing this to happen?
>> I do have the storage directory for mythtv setup as a NFS mount; but I
>> haven't seen anything to indicate that it's having problems with the
>> NFS, play back and everything seems to work fine.  I also have plenty of
>> disk space available on all drives.
>> Thanks,
>> Kelly
> Do all systems have the correct time set?
> I had an interesting effect with a slave backend time an hour off.
> Recordings would start on time, but run over a lot.

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