[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu firewire

Mitch Gore mitchell.gore at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 02:08:35 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 6:00 AM, William <william_munson at comcast.net> wrote:

> On 06/13/2009 12:47 AM, Mitch Gore wrote:
>> Well i found how to compile and configure test-mpeg2.  I see the same
>> overlayed error in that but i do get a file.  So why can test-mpeg2 work but
>> not mythtv?
>> oh, i have  SA 8300HD
>> --
>> Mitchell
> Myth needs to be able to issue a channel change command with a good return
> value before it will try to capture a stream. Try setting your channel
> change command to a blank line which will enable the internal changer. Also
> try setting your capture device to broadcast -vs- point-to-point. I had to
> increase the signal timeout value to 5000 (5 seconds) or it would sometimes
> time-out on a good channel if there were any hiccups at all. Even with all
> this, the darn thing will still sometimes fail to work.
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Ok, i am using a channel changer for the sa3250.  it works great.  and I can
use anther script i found for power on off.  Now in the log I get:

009-06-14 21:07:02.692 adding: mythtv as a client (events: 0)
2009-06-14 21:07:02.696 TVRec(3): Changing from None to Watching
2009-06-14 21:07:02.709 TVRec(3): HW Tuner: 3->3
Changing channel 514
2009-06-14 21:07:03.366 ret_pid(9773) child(9773) status(0x0)
2009-06-14 21:07:03.366 External Tuning program exited with no error
2009-06-14 21:07:03.700 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free Space:
3.0 GB w/freq: 15 min
2009-06-14 21:07:03.702 MainServer::ANN Playback
2009-06-14 21:07:03.702 adding: mythtv as a client (events: 0)
2009-06-14 21:07:03.703 MainServer::ANN Monitor
2009-06-14 21:07:03.703 adding: mythtv as a client (events: 1)
libiec61883 warning: Overlayed connection on channel 1.
You may need to manually set the channel on the receiving node.
2009-06-14 21:07:03.704 LFireDev(0022CECC76B00000): Buffered packets 2000
(8000 KB)
2009-06-14 21:07:13.677 TVRec(3): Changing from Watching WatchingLiveTV to
2009-06-14 21:07:13.781 Finished recording Entourage: channel 3514

I have tried adjusting the tv timeout along with which STB.  I have tried
Generic and all the SA.  All do the same thing.  Like before I can use
test-mpeg2 with no issues at all.

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