[mythtv-users] corrupted time table

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Nov 17 07:47:04 UTC 2009

On 11/17/2009 02:23 AM, Stef Coene wrote:
>> The time displayed in the OSD is an estimate and it's not always correct
>> (some of my 60-minute recordings show as being about 52 minutes long,
>> but they're actually about 60 minutes of playback).
>> Also, the seektable may not be correct during LiveTV or recordings in
>> progress.  If you enter playback after the recording finished, you
>> should get a valid seektable (again, note that the OSD times are
>> estimates).  If you don't, please see
>> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Repairing_the_Seektable /
> I also have this when the recording is finished recording (pff, what a 
> sentence).
> But I don't have this on recordings recorded before the upgrade to 0.22.  So 
> it has something to do with the new 0.22 backend.
> I will try to repair the seektable to see if that makes any difference.

There's likely something else going on if it's more than just the 
"estimate is not accurate" display issue, so fixing the seektable won't 

>>> Also, at the end of a recording there is also something wrong with
>>> timing. When 2 recordings are scheduled after each other and only 1 tuner
>>> is used, some video is missing.  When looking at the logs from the
>>> backend, the second recording starts right after the first recording
>>> ends.
>> That's the time taken to shut down the old recorder and then start the
>> new recorder (including all its initialization, such as changing the
>> channel).  Note that this is always done--even for back-to-back
>> recordings on the same tuner and same channel.
> And this can be a few minutes????  And I didn't had this before the 0.22 
> upgrade.  Starting livetv requires also that the tuner tunes in and it takes 4 
> seconds before the video starts playing.  Far less then the video that I miss 
> between 2 recordings.

Should be only a few seconds.


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