[mythtv-users] mythfrontend won't playback all of my recordings

Shawn Asmussen shawn.asmussen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 17:51:19 UTC 2014

Lately, I've been having troubles with my mythtv boxes where some, but not
all of my recordings aren't playable through mythfrontend. If a given
recording has the issue, it happens every time, and on every mythfrontend
in my house. When I try to watch one of the affected recordings, I get
about a 10 second pause with the 'Please Wait' message, and then the 'End
of Recording" dialog box comes up against a blank screen. I have both an
HD-PVR and an HD-Homerun, and so far I have only seen the problem on
recordings done with the HD-PVR (But only a fraction of the recordings done
with that device) The video files themselves play just fine with VLC on my
Windows box, which is how I've been watching these programs so far, to work
around the issue. I'm using the most recent 0.27 rpms from rpmfusion, and
with -v playback enabled, this is what I see when the issue occurs. First,
I'll get the 'Taking too long to be allowed to read' message spammed for 10
seconds, then the 10 second timeout message, and then when the 'End of
Recording' dialog pops up, it spams the 'decoding error' message until I
respond to the dialog. Anybody have any idea what might be going on?

2014-03-06 10:09:48.210538 W [25821/25903] Decoder ringbuffer.cpp:1035
(WaitForReadsAllowed) - RingBuf(/mnt/myth1/store/2761_20140305025800.mpg):
Taking too long to be allowed to read..
2014-03-06 10:09:48.210545 E [25821/25903] Decoder ringbuffer.cpp:1040
(WaitForReadsAllowed) - RingBuf(/mnt/myth1/store/2761_20140305025800.mpg):
Took more than 10 seconds to be allowed to read, aborting.
2014-03-06 10:09:48.210596 E [25821/25903] Decoder avformatdecoder.cpp:4676
(GetFrame) - decoding error
                        eno: Unknown error 541478725 (541478725)
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