[mythtv-users] canceled recording (Recorder Failed) mystery

Bob Gamble kiksadiweb at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 08:14:08 UTC 2010

Oh, duh.  After reading your reply closer I see you weren't actually
suggesting I switch to VDPAU correct?  Nevertheless I did and it improved my
display nicely.  Again, I'll post results.

On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 11:11 PM, Bob Gamble <kiksadiweb at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you Tom.  I am looking for suggestions just like this.  After seeing
> your reply I switched my driver to VDPAU using Ubuntu's repositories.  I
> will need to test it for a couple days to see if that alone may have made a
> difference.  I will also swap the cards into different PCI slots and crank
> my adjustable fan up a notch to see if indeed they may be overheating as
> well.  Thanks for your reply.  I will post my results this weekend.
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 9:09 AM, Tom Gerrard <mythtv at simpletcpip.com>wrote:
>> On 2 February 2010 08:23, Bob Gamble <kiksadiweb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Still no solution to the below.  Other errors in addition to "Canceled
>> > recording.  Recorder failed" include:
>> Just a thought - have you switched to VDPAU?  For a few months after
>> switching we had recordings fail randomly.  Eventually realised that
>> the failures only occurred when we had been watching a recording/live
>> TV when the program was due to record.
>> Not sure if it was the heat increase or interference from the graphics
>> card, but after getting a PCI riser and mounting the capture cards
>> vertically (below and perpendicular to the graphics card) the problems
>> went away.
>> Tom
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