Recording stopped (1 Viewer)


Portal Pro
November 25, 2006
Sweden Sweden
Some of my recordings do not finish.
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TV-Server Version: MP 1.0 RC2
MediaPortal Version: MP 1.0 RC2
MediaPortal Skin: Blue two wide
Windows Version: Win XP SP3
CPU Type: Intel Q9450 2,66GHz
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 500 GB IDE, Samsung T166 500GB SataII
Memory: Corsair XMS2 DHX 4GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 Ultimate
Video Card Driver: Catalyst 8.5
Sound Card: Realtek ALC889
Sound Card AC3: MB inbuilt optical out
Sound Card Driver: Realtek HD Audio v2.01
1. TV Card: Hauppauge PVRUSB2 MCE
1. TV Card Type: Analog
1. TV Card Driver: WinTV 4.4
2. TV Card: HVR-2200
2. TV Card Type: Analog, dual tuner
2. TV Card Driver: WinTV 4.4
3. TV Card:
3. TV Card Type:
3. TV Card Driver:
4. TV Card:
4. TV Card Type:
4. TV Card Driver:
MPEG2 Video Codec: ATI avivo
MPEG2 Audio Codec: MPA
h.264 Video Codec: ATI avivo
Satelite/CableTV Provider: cable/COMHEM
HTPC Case: Antec P182B
Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P
Power Supply: Corsair HX620
Remote: Microsoft Remote Keyboard & Remote
TV: Panasonic 42PV60 plasma
TV - HTPC Connection: VGA


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    When posting bugs:
    1. attach logs to your post(do not past it into the post, make a mess to read).
    2. give as much information you can so we can reproduce it

    That said, could it be a comskip problem?



    Portal Pro
    November 25, 2006
    Sweden Sweden
    Sorry about the messy post. I will add logs as attachments in the future.
    I have a suspect, but it is not easy to reproduce. For two months of daily recordings and some manual recordings, it has only happened three times. I am certain about the the time stamps when this happened though. The first recording stopped at 0h:44min (scheduled for 1 hour recording with five minutes in front and five after). The second recording ended after 1h:44min (scheduled for more than two hours with five minutes in front and five after). This makes Comskip a suspect. In Sweden commercials are scheduled each fifteen minutes after every full hour. On all channels most of the time. So, one commercial should appear xh:45min, almost where the two recordings stopped. It cannot be a coincidence. I will disable Comskip, but since this appears on rare occasion, it will take perhaps a month until I will see any result. My setting is to use Comskip after the recording finished though, so I don't know if it makes sense that the last end of my recordings disappear.


    Portal Pro
    November 25, 2006
    Sweden Sweden
    I might have solved the problem. "Use comskip" was checked in both mediaportal and TV-server(by mistake). I am not using comskip at all now. This seems to have solved my problem. The software should check if the same functionality is selected both in MP and TV-server and raise a warning message. I will start using comskip from TV-server again, when I am 100% certain all recordings end as expected.


    Portal Pro
    November 25, 2006
    Sweden Sweden
    Just a follow up on the problem with interrupted recordings:
    My TV-card was broken and a replacement card solved all problems.

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