[mythtv-users] recording problems with 0.22 rc1

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Oct 21 16:25:21 UTC 2009

On 10/21/2009 04:36 AM, Paul Kendall wrote:
> I have an HVR-4000 & and HVR-2200 and the v4l-dvb drivers built from
> linuxtv.org and all is OK except for one problem!
> Every now and then I get a recording started in the log, but no file is created
> for the recording.
> I notice tonight that I had a show record at 6:00-7:00 using the HVR-4000 and
> another at 8:30-9:30. The 8:30 show had no file created in the recordings
> directory.
> I now have 2 recordings started at 9:30 and both are creating files.

This happens when Myth gets absolutely no data (and no errors) from the 
capture card/drivers.

> One other thing I have noted is that I have to set the HVR-4000 to open on
> demand in mythtv-setup. The HVR-2200 is open all the time (default).

That may have some bearing on it.  Different cards have different 
preferences for open on demand and active/passive EIT and possibly some 
of the other settings.  Trial and error are your friends.  But, short of 
something like that, it's almost definitely a problem with the capture 


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