[mythtv-users] Issue with HD-PVR recording

Harry Devine lifter89 at comcast.net
Sat Nov 14 02:47:07 UTC 2009

Ron Garrison wrote:
> 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.
> Ron
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BTW, I was able to cat out an HD channel and play it back fine with 
mplayer.  It wasn't the same HD channel, but it was HD nonetheless.


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