[mythtv-users] recordings fail without any errors logged

Timothy Krantz tkrantz at stahurabrenner.com
Sat Apr 23 15:01:35 UTC 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Matt Garman
> Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2011 10:01 PM
> To: Discussion about MythTV
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] recordings fail without any errors logged
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Neil Cooper 
> <neilcoo at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > I'm getting exactly the same issues too.
> >
> > My card is a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 so its not a 
> homerun-specific problem.
> >
> > I did notice that for some reason certain shows have the 
> problem more often than other shows.
> >
> > It may be my imagination but it also appears more likely to 
> happen with 1080p digital shows than 720p or analog.
> So what do you do about it?  Just live with it?
> I have two more cases where it happened:
> Fringe - "The Plateau": http://pastebin.com/wiUdajfj
> House - "Paternity": http://pastebin.com/s2hmdz8k
> For House, there are actually some errors: "frame sync error" 
> and "Unknown audio decoding error".  This is unique; the 
> others I've posted don't have ANY errors (at least none that 
> I can see).
> Why does MythTV not even create a file?  It's not like I have 
> zero byte files - I have NO FILE at all.
> It's extremely frustrating; worst of all, the wife acceptance 
> factor is plummeting.  Sort of like the recent "everyday i 
> have ot make sure myth worked the day before" thread.
> Any more hints or suggestions?  Should I file a bug report?
> Thanks,
> Matt

Seems like discussion on this kind of stopped alltogether. I am a new 2250
owner and can confirm that with the latest drivers I can record 1 analog and
one digital at the same time.  I can record 2 analog at the same time, but
any attempt to record 2 digital at the same time resorts in the second
recording becoming a 0 byte file.  I set debug=1 on the saa7164 module to
see if that garnered any information but I get nothing from that setting
being logged when the recordings start.

This being said, I am on a 2.6.35 kernel and do get notices that the drivers
are backported etc.

Does anyone have this card working with the latest drivers (i.e. with analog
support) that is successfully recording 2 digital recordings at a time?  If
so, can you tell me what kernel you are using and perhaps what mythtv



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