[mythtv-users] HD-PVR: Encoding Errors Running 0.22

David Engel david at istwok.net
Wed Dec 2 22:23:05 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 02, 2009 at 12:00:43PM -0700, John P Poet wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 10:45 AM, David Engel <david at istwok.net> wrote:
> > Of course, I still see periodic hangs and restarts when using the
> > spdif input. ?I researched that yesterday and that's a known problem
> > even with the Windows drivers. ?The cause is probably incorrect audio
> > encoding upstream or flaky audio output on the STB. ?Either way, it
> > looks like I will have to use the analog audio input if I want
> > glitch-free video.
> So, the HD-PVR firmware is not fault-tolerant enough with "poor" Dolby
> Digital (AC3)?  

Yes, that's the conclusion I have reached.

> Is Hauppauge working on this?  Maybe if everyone
> having this problem contacted Hauppauge to complain, they might bump
> it up the priority list as something which needs fixed soon.

I intend to submit a bug report to Hauppauge, but have one more test I
want to run first.  Both of my STBs are DCT6200s.  I'm going to borrow
a DCH6200 from my parents and try it.  I don't expect it to make any

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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