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

Hika van den Hoven hikavdh at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 19:49:06 UTC 2014

Hoi Shawn,

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:51:19 PM, you wrote:

> 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)

I've had something similar months ago, when I was relatively new. I had
the automatic pop-up enabled and with some recordings it popped up at
the start. If I disabled the pop-up I could watch them, but I couldn't
go fast or backward. I later realised it was always with a recording
starting immediately after a previous recording on the same channel
and the same card. Head to tail. Somehow this resulted in damaged

Tot mails,
  Hika                            mailto:hikavdh at gmail.com

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