[mythtv-users] Problem with record 'The Closer' SOLVED

Jim Morton Jim at Morton.hrcoxmail.com
Wed Oct 20 12:12:48 UTC 2010

  On 10/19/2010 10:20 AM, Jim Morton wrote:
> On 10/19/2010 10:04 AM, Greg wrote:
>>  On 10/19/2010 08:24 AM, Jim Morton wrote:
>>>  My system is having problems recording 'The Closer' on TBS. This 
>>> has happened several days in a row despite rebooting everything.
>>> The symptoms - the audio gets further out of sync as you watch the 
>>> show. At about 35-40 minutes in, it starts stuttering and echoing 
>>> for a couple minutes, getting progressively worse to the point that 
>>> the audio is not even understandable and then it just stops recording.
>>> It is being recorded from an HDPVR that is just 2 months old. (I did 
>>> hook it up to a windows box and updated the firmware when I got it.)
>>> Other recordings from the same tuner seem to be fine.
>>> I'm suspecting the HDPVR but would expect all recordings from it to 
>>> be bad. Can anyone point to any other possible culprit?
>>> <snip>
>> Post your computer stats:
>> 2010-10-18 14:00:28.007 JobQueue: Commercial Flagging Starting for 
>> Comedy Central Presents recorded from channel 2107 at Mon Oct 18 
>> 14:00:00 2010
>> 2010-10-18 13:59:57.211 Started recording: The Closer "Mom Duty": 
>> channel 2138 on cardid 12, sourceid 2
>> 2010-10-18 14:00:33.009 ProgramInfo(): Updated pathname '':'' -> 
>> '2138_20101018140000.mpg'
>> 2010-10-18 14:00:33.011 JobQueue: Commercial Flagging Starting for 
>> The Closer "Mom Duty" recorded from channel 2138 at Mon Oct 18 
>> 14:00:00 2010
>> I really  think you are overtaxing your computer..You are recording 
>> The Closer plus Commerical flagging 2 recordings...  I would turn off 
>> auto start commercial detection at the start of a recording and see 
>> if that doesn't help solve your problem...
> Motherboard - Foxconn A7DA-S
> CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7Ghz dual core
> Video - Asus silent GeForce 8400GS 64bit PCIe
> Ram - Kingston 4GB PC2 8500
> All those shows are daily so you may be on to something here. It is 
> set to do all the same things again today at 2pm. I will run top and 
> watch it.
> On second thought, I think I'll just try your suggestion. My wife 
> might kill me if it screws up The Closer again.
> Thanks for the pointer, I'll post my findings.

Turning off the Auto start comm detection on the backend seemed to do 
the trick.
It used to be able to run 2 comm detection jobs (in near real time) and 
record at the same time. Although all recordings used to be done from HD 
homeruns, mostly as HD. I guess recording from an HDPVR is a bit more 
work for the server.


  Jim Morton

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