[mythtv-users] Why I prefer to watch sport via "Live TV" vs. recorded

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 02:07:30 UTC 2012

On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 7:26 PM, Gary Buhrmaster
<gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 3:02 PM, Mike Perkins
> <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
> ...
> > Personally, I would have considered that the fact that the status is
> still
> > 'recording' but the file cannot be found is prime evidence that something
> > has failed. Why does the recording not fail immediately when the file is
> > missing?
> How would MythTV know the difference between the channel
> tuned is currently not sending the any data from the specified
> program/serviceid (i.e. no data) vs. the capture card has failed
> silently with no indication of failure?  If the capture card is failing
> to send data with no error messages than this is a driver issue
> (and MythTV does not claim to handle drivers that silently fail).
> Some drivers are probably better than others in detecting
> capture card failures (some do seem to do a handshake that
> if it stops, the driver produces errors; perhaps your driver
> could be enhanced to do something similar).
> I would recommend sending the error reports to the group
> (or individual) supporting your card.  They may be able to
> assist, or work with you to provide appropriate debugging
> assistance.  I hate to suggest it, but sometimes the
> Linux drivers are not as robust as those in other OSs
> (and sometimes they are more robust).
> <spoiler alert>
> Georgia Tech won.
> </spoiler alert>
Are there any tunable channels that send *no* data? I would think any
zero-data recording would be an error.
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