0.2RC2 - One recording generates multiple video files (1 Viewer)


Portal Member
December 13, 2005
Area: Media Portal Program
MediaPortal Version: RC2 (2005-12-16)
MediaPortal Skin: BlueTwo
Windows Version: Windows XP (SP2)
.NET CLR Version: 2.0.50727
DirectX Version: (9.0c)
Audio Codec: MPEG/AC3/DTS/LPCM Audio Decoder
Video Codec: DScaler Mpeg2 Video Decoder
CPU Type: Intel Celeron - 2.93GHz
Memory: 511 MB
Motherboard: EZ65 (AOpen)
TV Card Model: Hauppage Nova-T USB2 (Soho)
TV Card Model: Hauppage WinPVR350
TV Card Type:
TV Card Driver: -
Video Card Model: Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 (256 MB)
Video Card Driver: -
Video Card Resolution: 1024x768
Video Render Type: Overlay
Audio Card Model: Realtek AC'97 Audio
Audio Card Driver: -

When I schedule a single recording from the EPG, instead of just 1 dvr-ms file being created, there are several created (anywhere between 3 and 8 files). The last dvr-ms file to be created holds the bulk of the recording. The others all seem to created during the first 5 or 10 seconds of the program.

I noticed this initially on MP 0.1.3 and now on v0.2. It was suggested to me (in the general support forum) that this was a bug.

Here are the links to all the log files:
Capture.log: http://www.btinternet.com/~markd833/mediaportal/capture.log
Error.log: http://www.btinternet.com/~markd833/mediaportal/error.log
MediaPortal.log: http://www.btinternet.com/~markd833/mediaportal/MediaPortal.log
Recorder.log: http://www.btinternet.com/~markd833/mediaportal/recorder.log
VMR9.log: http://www.btinternet.com/~markd833/mediaportal/vmr9.log

And here is a screenshot of the files created: http://www.btinternet.com/~markd833/mediaportal/screenshot.JPG


Portal Member
December 13, 2005
UPDATE: I think I've cured the problem. It appears that there was a bit of a conflict within the Haupauge drivers. I completely uninstalled the WinTV drivers as per the Hauppauge instructions, downloaded the latest drivers and re-installed (following the instructions this time...).

I've done 6-8 test recordings and all recorded correctly.


Portal Member
March 15, 2005
Reading, England
That's interesting. I've experienced the same problem, and it is still happening occasionally, but I don't have a Hauppauge card.

I'll be installing a new Compro T200 DVB-T card this weekend, along with another 512MB RAM. I also want to switch to using PVR Scheduler, so I will do some test recordings and try to get some logs. Will probably upgrade to latest CVS release as well.

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