[mythtv-users] HD-PVR: Encoding Errors Running 0.22

Alan Young ayoung at teleport.com
Wed Nov 25 02:09:16 UTC 2009

John P Poet wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 5:33 PM, David Engel <david at istwok.net> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 05:04:01PM -0600, Gerald Brandt wrote:
>>> ----- "David Engel" <david at istwok.net> wrote:
>>>> Seriously, what audio input are you using? I've been using s/pdif
>>>> ever since it's been supported which was well before the latest
>>>> firmware supposedly fixed the problems.
>>> So far I've been sticking with the standard 2 jack RCA audio.
>> Interesting.  I've been meaning to try the RCA inputs to see if that
>> had any effect.  Is anyone who is having the stop/restart problem
>> using the RCA inputs?
>> David
> I have never uses the RCA inputs.  Been S/PDIF from day one.
> I really have no idea how to debug the issues described on this
> thread, because I generally don't have the problem.  I have two units
> (C2 and E1), and they do glitch occasionally, but for me the frequency
> is about once every 2-3 months.
> I almost wonder if the problem is STB specific?  Maybe some STBs (or
> service providers) produce a cleaner video and AC3 signal than others?
>  Personally, I feed my HD-PVRs with a Directv H20-100 and H21-200.
> John

I've been using SPDIF since day 1.  It's connected to a DirecTV H20-100.

I think part of the problem is that the error message is very generic 
and doesn't provide information as to what the "Device error" is.  Is 
there anywhere we might want to look to patch to add additional 
debugging output?


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