[mythtv-users] Issue with HD-PVR recording

Ron Garrison ron.garrison at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 22:18:06 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 1:58 PM, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:
> OK, so I got my HD-PVR setup and made a test recording overnight to make
> sure it'll work.  I just tried to play it back and I get "Please wait" for a
> few seconds, then it goes back to the menu with a box that says "Video frame
> buffering failed too many times".  The frontend log has a lot of messages
> that say "NVP (0), Error Prebuffer wait timed out 120 times".  Any ideas on
> what I need to do?
> Thanks,
> Harry

What audio are you using?   Did you try to cat to a file and play it
back with something like mplayer?  Did you even record anything (i.e.
what's the file size)?

Your errors sound similar to what I saw when I first started setting
up my hd-pvr and had inadvertently hooked up the sp/dif out instead of
in.  If you don't have sp/dif in but  have setup mythtv to expect
sp/dif in, it will not work.


More information about the mythtv-users mailing list