[mythtv-users] livetv not working

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Jan 22 19:18:13 UTC 2009

On 01/22/2009 02:13 PM, Eppo Eppleston wrote:
> livetv is not working from my frontend. i added a hauppauge hdpvr and 
> that is when the problem started. so i'm guessing its trying to use 
> that for livetv which is what i want. the hdpvr is on /dev/video0. 
> when i open mythfrontend from the command prompt i get this in the logs:
> 2009-01-22 14:06:51.282 
> RingBuf(/home/ataraid/Mythtv/1011_20090122140640.mpg): Waited 8.0 
> seconds for data to become available...
> 2009-01-22 14:06:51.282 Checking to see if there's a new livetv 
> program to switch to..
> 2009-01-22 14:06:59.284 
> RingBuf(/home/ataraid/Mythtv/1011_20090122140640.mpg) Error: Waited 16 
> seconds for data, aborting.
> 2009-01-22 14:06:59.285 AFD Error: Could not find codec parameters. 
> file was "/home/ataraid/Mythtv/1011_20090122140640.mpg".
> 2009-01-22 14:06:59.285 Couldn't open decoder for: 
> /home/ataraid/Mythtv/1011_20090122140640.mpg
> 2009-01-22 14:06:59.285 TV: StartPlayer(0, WatchingLiveTV, main) -- 
> end error
> 2009-01-22 14:06:59.285 TV Error: LiveTV not successfully started
> the codec for the files at this time is HD video with AAC audio. i 
> have a optical audio cable on the way, so i think that when i start 
> getting audio from that input, i should be getting HD video with ac3 
> audio. is it the aac audio codec that its complaining about?
> thank you

http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/264034#264034 and 
make sure you have the appropriate system configuration (i.e. udev 
rules) to ensure your capture cards don't swap order.


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