[mythtv-users] 2 problems, in plain text

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Jun 6 15:26:27 UTC 2009

On 06/06/2009 02:49 AM, Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
> 2009/6/6 Peter Hocking <peter at thehockings.org>:
>>> RingBuf(/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/1002_20090530153237.mpg): Invalid
>>> file (fd -1) when opening
>>> '/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/1002_20090530153237.mpg'.
>> If I set it up to record a TV show, it appears to do this, but if I attempt
>> to copy or open recording from a Windows PC accessing it via Mythweb, I get
>>    "006_20090531110000.mpg is an empty file". Can anyone offer any insight
>> into this & a possible solution?
> Check that you have the right permissions to the directory containing
> the recordings.
> And if you get an error about the file being empty, it could be that
> mythbackend doesn't have the rights to write the file or that there's
> another issue when recording the stream

Or the capture card is providing absolutely no data to be written to the
file--i.e. capture card configuration/driver issues.


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