[mythtv-users] PVR-500 Problems

Paul Onley onley at att.net
Mon Sep 17 07:27:53 UTC 2012

I'm having this same problem with my PVR-500 cards. I have tried all 
three of my cards and see the same symptoms on each. Once the card is 
recording it will do so forever without any problem but changing 
channels or starting a new recording I will frequently see the

ivtv0: Encoder has died : ivtv_serialized_open

error message. Sometimes the firmware will successfully reload but most 
often even if the driver think that the reload was successful the 
recording is blank or corrupt.

I do not pretend to understand how the ivtv driver works or what causes 
this error message but is there any thing I can do to try to track down 
what is causing this?

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