[mythtv-users] MythTV 0.26 recordings exit with error 140

Al Heynneman heynnema at spamcop.net
Thu Nov 22 22:08:56 UTC 2012

If was running 0.25 fine.

I upgraded to 0.26 and it was running fine.

I'm running on Ubuntu quantal, 12.10.

Then, all of a sudden, I started having issues with scheduled recordings 

First thing that I noticed is that it seems to be actually recording, 
but if I flip to watch recordings, the initial/beginning part no longer 
shows up in the list of recorded/recording titles. In the past, I could 
watch a recording in process, and that way, only use one tuner, instead 
of two, and save some bandwidth.

Second I noticed that the past recording list showed that the failed 
scheduled recording had been aborted. Not by me. This has happened a 
number of times now, and it doesn't seem to be specific to any channel. 
Apparently mythcommflag is exiting with error 140?

So, I disabled commercial removal by disabling mythcommflag in the 
mythtv backend, thinking that if that's where it was failing, I'd live 
with the stink'in commercials, as long as I got the recordings. That 
didn't solve my problem either. Somehow it's failing during the 
recording process, and then mythcommflag is barfing on the 
bad/corrupted/whatever file that it's trying to process.

Any ideas anybody?

Cheers, Al

Al Heynneman
heynnema at spamcop.net

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