[mythtv-users] Major Issue All Of a Sudden - Recording Unavailable
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Nov 10 01:49:08 UTC 2009
<fixed top posting--hint, hint>
On 11/09/2009 08:26 PM, Paulin wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 10:14 PM, Paulin wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 6:59 PM, Paulin wrote:
>>> On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 6:36 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>>> On 11/02/2009 06:04 PM, Paulin wrote:
>>>>> 2. Yesterday I was able to watch live on both cards. Today I can't get
>>>>> anything on either. One card is an HD antenna. the other is HD comcast.
>>>>> I'm not able to get a signal lock.
>>>>> 5. File recordings from last night are B (size 0 on the disk). However
>>>>> something recording this morning at 8 fine.
>>>>> Any thoughts..I'm stumped and Heroes is on in 2 hours. :(
>>>> Rescan channels? Note that LiveTV may work when recordings don't
>>>> depending on the settings for Quick Tuning.
>>> I'm trying to reset everything...delete and re added cards...
>>> Doing a rescan now but not having luck yet...(mostly I don't remember the
>>> setting :)
>>> Hopefully the rescan will work. fingers crossed. 1 hour a counting
>> Well 10 minutes before Heroes, I got it to work. Not sure why but here is
>> some things I did in case it helps others.
> Well exactly 1 week later it happened again. At 8 tonight it started
> recording the files and they are B length and the problem is back.
> WTF is going on. 1 Year it's been working and now I am having this issue.
> Anyone have any reasons for it and a way to permanently fix it. Last time
> I had to rescan all the channels. Don't want to have to do that every week
> Any help would be appreciated.
If the problem /is/ that broadcasters/re-broadcasters are changing the
way they're sending your channels, there is no such thing as a
If it's not that, then likely you have a misconfiguration in your Input
Connections such that things work fine for a while then just break.
This is exactly what happens when you have a card defined with no inputs
connected or a video source defined that's not connected to any
inputs--i.e. if you have "extra garbage" in your MythTV input
(Could Myth be fixed to handle this? Yes. Patches welcomed. It's on
my TODO list but is /way/ down at the bottom, because IMHO it's easier
just to configure Myth properly and the issue doesn't crop up that
frequently because most people do so--and those who don't do so after
the first time they have/identify the problem.)
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