[mythtv-users] mythtv v30 'Could not open decoder' error

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 22:20:29 UTC 2019

On 31/01/2019 21:39, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Thu, 2019-01-31 at 15:47 -0500, Tim Pletcher wrote:
>> While we have both observed the same error, I suspect the underlying
>> root cause may be different in our two cases.  I have not experienced
>> this 'Could no open decoder' error in the prior 6 months on v29 and
>> it first occurred when I updated to the newly released v30 on last
>> Sunday.
> Same for me, I never had any problem like this with 29 but have seen it
> a couple of times with v30 since I updated a couple of weekend back.
> I've only seen with Live TV which I don't use much day to day, but I do
> use it after any reboot/os update etc just to check the tuners are
> still ok.
> I'm on DVB-T/T2 in the UK so maybe that is a common pattern? I've an
> inkling that I've only seen this on HD channels (so T2 only), not 100%
> sure of that though and I don't think I'm seeing it al the time anyway.
> Ian.

I just saw this on live tv, dvb-t, while setting up a 30/fixes 
kubuntu-based and mildly non-standard box at my daughter's house.  The 
frontend log showed a very large sync offset.  A recording started 
immediately afterwards played back fine.

John P

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