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

David Engel david at istwok.net
Mon Nov 30 16:30:17 UTC 2009

On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 10:30:36AM -0700, Alan Young wrote:
> David Engel wrote:
> >I thought everyone already knew this, but just in case...  Mythtv has
> >a workaround for the problem for the problem when the hdpvr stops
> >recording.  When mythtv hasn't received data in some period of time,
> >it assumes the hdpvr stopped and restarts the recording.  If mythtv
> >didn't do this, the recording would end at the firts gap you see, the
> >backend would be wedged affecting later recordings and there would be
> >a lot more unhappy hdpvr users.
> Do you know where this timeout is at?  Maybe it needs to be
> shortened to lessen the size of the gaps?

It's in MpegRecorder::WaitFor_HDPVR().  The timeout is currently set
to 5 seconds.  Keep mind if you make it too short, you will create
false positives.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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