[mythtv-users] Can watch Live TV but can't record

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jun 24 14:56:31 UTC 2008

<fixed top posting>

On 06/24/2008 08:58 AM, Zachary Spalding wrote:
> On Jun 23, 2008, at 11:00 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 06/23/2008 10:38 PM, Zachary Spalding wrote:
>>> I just install Mythbuntu 8.04 and I have experience a problem. I can
>>> watch live TV and for recording it will change the channel,but It
>>> will not record anything.  I got my logs below, I have tried several
>>> times to delete the capture card and video source, but I keep getting
>>> the same problem.
>> ...
>>> 2008-06-23 21:00:03.879 ChannelBase: external tuning program exited
>>> with error 1
>> Fix your external channel change script.  If you're not supposed to be
>> using one, don't specify one (i.e. delete whatever's currently
>> specified).  If you are supposed to use one, but you don't yet have
>> channel-change capability (still building an IR transmitter or
>> whatever), use /bin/true.
> In my case I am using one with a Serial IR transmitter and they our  
> working fine,

The you need to fix the script.

>  Myth is changing the channel correctly for recordings  
> and Live TV, but won't actually start recording.

Because it thinks that there was an error on channel change since the 
script returns an error after it changes the channel.

Add the line:

exit 0

at the end of your script.


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