[mythtv-users] NCIS weird audio problem last night

Kris jensen kjensen2 at verizon.net
Thu Oct 6 04:00:04 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-10-05 at 19:49 -0400, Christopher X. Candreva wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Oct 2011, Kris jensen wrote:
> > On Wed, 2011-10-05 at 10:51 -0400, Christopher X. Candreva wrote:
> > > I had the strangest thing happen with last night's (3/4/11) NCIS episode 
> > > (OTA broadcast in NY). 
> > > There were periods where the dialog would stop or be replaced by a tone, but 
> > > the background music would continue on fine.
> > YES! it happen to me as well. however I attributed to my SPDIF cable at
> > the time. My spdif cable doesn't seat correctly. And wired audio can
> > happen because of it.
> > 
> > I live up in Orange county NY and use Verizon fios.
> > 
> > However, I'm running win 7 mce right now. 
> > (I bought a centon card and figured I play with it in windows and
> > Mediaportal and Gbpvr for a bit. ) 
> Ah -ha ! OK, so we're not going crazy here. :-)
> Were you watching WNBC 4 out of NYC by any chance ? That would be it on the 
> local affil as Jay says.

Yes. WNBC 4 out of NYC.

> For posterity, my tuner is an HD homerun.  I was watching it transcoded, so 
> I THINK I had the HD feed, however I'm listening through analog out on Myth 
> to my TV, so downconverting the HD 5.1 audio to stereo could be the problem, 
> even locally if not at WNBC itself.

I have a new ceton tuner. BUT I'm NOT running MythTV at the moment. This
happed under win 7 mce, during live TV. with the sound exactly as you

So, it was not MythTV's fault, as I see it.

> Anyone have the email of someone technical at WNBC NY ?

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