[mythtv-users] Truncated HDHR recordings

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Wed May 20 03:38:35 UTC 2009

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 11:37 PM, Christopher Meredith
<chmeredith at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 10:27 PM, Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 11:15 PM, Christopher Meredith
>> <chmeredith at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 12:33 PM, Michael T. Dean
>>> <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>>>> On 05/17/2009 11:28 AM, Harry Devine wrote:
>>>>> I searched Gossamer Threads for this, but I didn't really see anything
>>>>> on this subject, so I thought I'd check with the list.  I have been
>>>>> seeing lately that some recordings that I schedule on my HDHR get
>>>>> truncated. Let me give 2 examples:
>>>>> 1) I recorded 24 last Monday on Fox.  I got 31 seconds and that was it.
>>>>> 2) I recorded WWE Smackdown on MyNetworkTV on Friday, and all I got
>>>>> was 14:23.
>>>>> The odd thing is that I don't see any errors in my backend log
>>>>> whatsoever.  Here's an except from my backend log for Friday.  Note
>>>>> that my recording rule is setup to record from 7:59PM US Eastern to
>>>>> 10:02PM US Eastern:
>>>> ...
>>>>> 2009-05-15 19:59:02.685 Started recording: WWE Friday Night
>>>>> SmackDown!: channel 5260 on cardid 4, sourceid 5
>>>> ...
>>>>> 2009-05-15 22:02:00.327 Finished recording WWE Friday Night
>>>>> SmackDown!: channel 5260
>>>> ...
>>>>> Any ideas on what else I should be looking for to diagnose this?
>>>>> Could it be some sort of DB corruption issue and be taken care of by a
>>>>> DB optimize?
>>>> Generally if the recording just stops midway through and no errors are
>>>> shown in the log, it just means that the capture device quit sending
>>>> data (or, more precisely, that Myth was unable to receive data from the
>>>> capture card).  So, after the 14min 23seconds of good day, Myth wrote
>>>> the rest of what the card gave it--0 bytes of data to cover the next 2
>>>> 3/4 hours.
>>> I've been experiencing the same thing with my HD-PVR. It only happens
>>> sometimes, but I would still like to get to the bottom of it. I
>>> haven't been around when it's happened to see what happens with the
>>> HD-PVR itself, but I would like to see if it can't be prevented.
>>> Could it be driver instability or something?
>> How long have you two owned your HDHRs?  Could they have bad power
>> supplies, or have you already replaced them?
> We're talking about the Hauppauge HD-PVR, not the HD Homerun. Thanks though!

Actually, the opening thread listed the HDHR.

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