[mythtv-users] mythtv v30 'Could not open decoder' error
mike.bibbings at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 16:47:34 UTC 2019
On 29/01/2019 14:30, Tim Pletcher wrote:
> Since updating
> to 2:30.0+fixes-autobuild.201901261750.f11c5ab~ubuntu18.04.1 via
> Mythbuntu PPA early yesterday morning, I have had several intermittent
> recurrences of the error 'Could not open decoder' appear on a remote
> mythtv frontend while attempting to watch LiveTV. Unfortunately, I am
> away on travel and can't do much detailed troubleshooting right now.
> However, I was made aware of this new issue after receiving an angry
> text from my wife last evening.
> Looking through mythtv frontend log that goes back about 5 months, I
> don't see any occurrences of this until yesterday after installing the
> mentioned update.
> Linked are log files with sections that cover the sequences bookending
> an occurrence on the frontend and backend.
> Frontend Log
> <--Line 28 is where error occurred.
> Backend Log
> If attempting to re-tune again, it eventually seems to work.
> It appears that two updates were rolled into the fixes version
> installed yesterday. Is it possible this error is associated with
> this update: [ Ringbuffer change commit
> <https://github.com/MythTV/mythtv/commit/b06510032478ec887fd2491b5f9a5dad415c30f0> ]?
> Anyone else experienced anything similar?
> Once I return home later this week, I'll do some experiments to see if
> the error primarily associates with channel changes, program
> transitions etc.
This is a known problem with LiveTV in the UK using DVB-T/T2 (Freeview)
see trac ticket https://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/13292
The problem exists in mythtv version 29 and on including latest mythtv
master v31-Pre-43-g2bb8237d7b (I have just retested to confirm).
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