[pvrusb2] Re: Mythtv hangs on livetv
isely at isely.net
Wed Dec 21 23:06:22 CST 2005
On Wed, 21 Dec 2005, roger at eskimo.com wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-12-13 at 02:23 -0800, roger at eskimo.com wrote:
>> Mythtv hangs here during the first couple of seconds of livetv playback.
> Found it! After looking over logs extensively of mythfrontend &
> mythbackend (with --verbose all and using gdb & strace). All provided
> errors such as buffer errors and video errors were entirely unuseful in
> detecting this bug.
> I went into mythsetup and chose, "Capture Cards" > "(/dev/v4l/video0)"
> device" > default input = "television".
> I barely noticed but previously "default input" was set to a value of
> "Television" and not "television"! All other channels were started with
> a lower case letter (ie. s-video, composite, and radio). So I changed
> the value to "television" and Live TV finally worked!
> When I returned to the same menu applet within mythsetup, "Television"
> default input setting no longer existed. All were lower case letters.
> (wow. ~2 mos of recompiling and other things and it was this!)
Wow is right. How could slightly mis-spelling the name of an input cause
it to "sort of work"? One would think an error like that would be
unsubtle and final - it shouldn't work at all. I'm amazed. I never would
have in my wildest nightmare thought of something like that!
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