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by devnull
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: On the fly recordings marked as failed
Replies: 3
Views: 112
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Re: On the fly recordings marked as failed

Oh, I've never heard those terms before... I use an AntennasDirect DB4e, which has a fairly wide angle. It's just that I was literally pointing it at the middle of the lake (instead of towards Toronto, Ontario) because I misjudged where I was supposed to be pointing to :) Anyhow, appreciate the insi...
by devnull
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use VLC instead of internal player
Replies: 3
Views: 97
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Re: Use VLC instead of internal player

Thanks blm-ubunet. I thought as much, but wanted to confirm.

heyted -- ain't nobody got time for that. I'd rather complain online ;) But I will have to deal, it's all good.
by devnull
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use VLC instead of internal player
Replies: 3
Views: 97
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Use VLC instead of internal player

My research on this topic concludes that this is not possible, but I wanted to see if a dev could confirm. I want to watch Live TV and my recordings using VLC. I adjusted the Media Settings (and .ts file type association) to use VLC (as per this article: https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/VLC) but it does ...
by devnull
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: On the fly recordings marked as failed
Replies: 3
Views: 112
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On the fly recordings marked as failed

Thanks for the help on my earlier topic wrt failed recordings fixed with the purchase of a newer tuner card. Now I get fewer failed recordings, and the ones that do fail are usually due to signal lock issues. I fiddled with the antenna angle just now so we'll see if that fixed :) Anyhow, that said -...
by devnull
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Recorder fails halfway through recording, but cannot discern reason. Help me debug? :)
Replies: 8
Views: 154
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Re: Recorder fails halfway through recording, but cannot discern reason. Help me debug? :)

The quad tuner arrived. As expected, Linux picked it up immediately on boot and I haven't had a failed recording since. For those interested, summary of changes I made between OP and now. * Upgraded from Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950Q to Hauppauge WinTV-quadHD * Increased swap from 2GB to 10GB * Installed...
by devnull
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Recorder fails halfway through recording, but cannot discern reason. Help me debug? :)
Replies: 8
Views: 154
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Re: Recorder fails halfway through recording, but cannot discern reason. Help me debug? :)

Unsure of whether it was something I did or sheer luck, but in the past day, none of my recordings have failed.

The only change I made was to increase swap (/swapfile) from 2GB to 10.
by devnull
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Recorder fails halfway through recording, but cannot discern reason. Help me debug? :)
Replies: 8
Views: 154
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Re: Recorder fails halfway through recording, but cannot discern reason. Help me debug? :)

Thanks @bill6502, I also see you're very active on the boards, really shows the developers' commitment to the project!

I've enabled verbose logging now, I'll definitely report back if it fails again... or if my quad tuner comes. That's also noteworthy, I suppose.
by devnull
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] How On Earth Do You Get It Working?
Replies: 16
Views: 3151
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Re: [SOLVED] How On Earth Do You Get It Working?

Not intending to hijack, but in my install, I got around the database issue by changing the MythTV MySQL user's password back to mythtv. Seemed to do the trick and hopefully I'll never have to touch it again 😁
by devnull
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Recorder fails halfway through recording, but cannot discern reason. Help me debug? :)
Replies: 8
Views: 154
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Re: Recorder fails halfway through recording, but cannot discern reason. Help me debug? :)

Hello, thanks for replying. I am using 0.30-fixes, as provided by the MythTV PPA. I was thinking I could update the systemd (or was it an init script) with arguments to enable verbose logging, but am not sure if that would actually provide something to pinpoint the problem, or if it'd just introduce...
by devnull
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Recorder fails halfway through recording, but cannot discern reason. Help me debug? :)
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Canada

Re: Recorder fails halfway through recording, but cannot discern reason. Help me debug? :)

@blm-ubunet thanks for the response! I see you're quite active on this board, the world needs more people like you :D My setup is a single frontend and backend on the same machine, so I doubt additional requests to the tuner were the issue. I can also confirm no live TV was playing at the time nor w...
by devnull
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Recorder fails halfway through recording, but cannot discern reason. Help me debug? :)
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Canada

Recorder fails halfway through recording, but cannot discern reason. Help me debug? :)

Hello all! tl;dr recorder fails at some point after starting, logs don't show much, but truncated logs below. I have MythTV set up with a Hauppauge 950Q USB tuner, hooked up to an antenna to capture local broadcasts. So far all is well except for recordings. Occasionally, recordings will fail (aroun...