[mythtv-users] MythTV stops/doesn't start recording

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Apr 6 14:48:16 UTC 2009

On 04/06/2009 10:05 AM, Jan Schneider wrote:
> Zitat von Nick Morrott:
>> On 06/04/2009, Jan Schneider wrote:
>>>  2009-04-06 03:02:01.891 Started recording: The Mentalist "Tisch 43":
>>> channel 110
>>>  4 on cardid 1, sourceid 1
>>>  2009-04-06 03:02:02.322 MainServer: HandleRemoteEncoder(cmd GET_STATE)
>>> Unknown encoder: 4
>>>  2009-04-06 03:02:02.352 MainServer: HandleRemoteEncoder(cmd GET_STATE)
>>> Unknown encoder: 4
>> <snip>
>>>   As you can see, nothing suspicious, it looks just like a successful
>> Those error messages look suspicious to me :)
> I get them on recordings that work too. This is a card that is 
> currently not bound to any source.

Really, Myth doesn't support a configuration that includes a card with 
no connected inputs.  Often, it works when you set up Myth, then--for no 
apparent reason--at some point in the future, things just stop working.

>> Have you been adding/removing capture cards recently? You could try
>> Mike Dean's often-used suggestions (start with the capture card
>> section) at 
>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/264034#264034.
>> You can also increase the logging level with the -v option (see
>> mythbackend's help for all log options) for mythbackend  whilst
>> debugging. You should probably turn on verbose logging for at least
>> record and file.
> I will try that.

And, yeah, if the problem is the defined-but-not-used card, that's the 
right fix (no need to do the Video Sources portion--just like Nick 
said).  The only qualification is that this time you should /not/ define 
the card that Myth isn't using.


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