[mythtv-users] Strange thing in LiveTV

Josu Lazkano josu.lazkano at gmail.com
Sat Oct 29 22:54:45 UTC 2011

2011/10/30 Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>:
> On 10/29/2011 05:44 PM, Stefan D wrote:
>> I watched a HD channel today in Sweden, SVT HD, and a strange thing
>> happened. I never switched channel and watched the whole movie. And i
>> noticed when i paused for a while that the whole recording was split
>> in 30 minute parts. Is that really normal?
> Yes.  It's completely normal when there's no guide data for the channel
> you're watching (which is also the only way to cause it to happen).
>> I never seen it before when watching a HD channel or any channel. And
>> now when i think back, it was a few times when there was a little
>> stutter and kind of a micro pause when watching, and now when i look
>> back it was the times when the recording was split.
>> And if i was about to record a show like this i get it in several
>> parts and have to start the next part manually several times when i
>> watch it again because the recording is not in one part.
> MythTV records whatever program you specify using the start and end
> times in the listings.  Therefore, with good guide data, you'll get good
> recordings (not split into pieces).
>> I'm running the trunk version and try to follow the commit messages,
>> but i never read anything about a feature like this. So why is this
>> happening?
> Sounds like you either have a problem with your guide data on that
> channel, or on that Video Source, or in general.
> Mike
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I have similar problem, the mythpreviewgen goes to 100% the CPU.

Try to check the pauses with "htop".


Josu Lazkano

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