[mythtv-users] 0.25.3: 0-Byte recordings, how to fix?

cvb at kruemel.org cvb at kruemel.org
Sat Nov 17 09:20:11 UTC 2012

Hi John, all:

>>>>>> 0-Byte-recordings.
>>>>> Don't know if this is relevant, or just for my tuner card.  I 
>>>>> used to
>>>>> get this a lot on my dual tuner, when EIT was enabled on both 
>>>>> tuners,
>>>>> used to lock it up.
>>>> I just tried to verify that in my configuration. I have configured 
>>>> one
>>>> input device with up to 2 simultaneous recordings for the TT-3200. 
>>>> Is
>>>> that correct? And if so, how can I tell mythtv to use only one of 
>>>> the
>>>> tuners for EIT? I couldn't find an option for this.
>>> No guarantee that this is the problem, but the EIT option is in
>>> mythtvsetup > Capture card setup > Recording options.
>> Using this option, I can only turn off active EIT for both tuners, 
>> right?
> Wrong: there should be a separate page for each tuner...

That is interesting... Is there any way how I can set this up 
correctly? I have configured one tuner with up to 2 simultaneous 

>> In any case, I disabled active EIT scanning to see if that helps. 
>> This
>> morning, I had 15 0-byte recordings, none succeeded...
> But it doesn't sound like the cause, for you.

Oh, it appears it is! Since I have disabled active EIT scanning, I have 
not yet had any further 0-Byte recording. The issue is, of course, that 
my TV guide data is suffering. Is there any way to triger an active EIT 
scan from command line at a certain time?

Thanks, Chris

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