[mythtv-users] Problem with 1080i h264 video - video appears to be twice as long as it should.

ryan patterson ryan.goat at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 15:29:45 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 11:42 PM, Manuel McLure <manuel at mclure.org> wrote:
>On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 6:51 PM, Manuel McLure <manuel at mclure.org> wrote:
>> Well, I'm afraid there is still a bit of a problem even with the new
>> patch in place. It's almost perfect, except that MythTV stops playing
>> the show (for a 1/2 hour show) about a minute or two early. If I then
>> restart the show and use 30-second skips to the end, I can watch a
>> little more of the show. Still, it's much better than it was. I'm
>> going to see if applying the fixes in
>> http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/6243 improves the situation.

> Just to follow up on my previous post in case one of the h264 gurus is
> reading this, I did some experimenting.

Hi Manuel,

I have seen the same problem for months.  I even posted a bug ticket
for it: http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/6448  There has been no
response.  Nobody else seemed to see the issue.

I run ubuntu and compile straight SVN trunk with none of the patches
being discussed.  I record from a hauppauge HD-PVR and playback with

Luckily there is an easy workaround.  If you turn off the "prompt at
end of recording" feature then mythtv will play recordings all the way
to the end.

Ryan Patterson

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