Weird and repeated scheduled recording problem.

Zorg

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Hi,

I'm using the last MP and Tvserver in Vista SP1.
I have a Technisat Skystar 2 connected to three LNB, and everyday a schedule to start recordings from these channels:

8:45 Bayerisches FS Süd
13:00 ARTE.fr
15:00 France 2

The computer hibernates, resumes and records correctly, except in the third case. It says that it's recording France2, but it's not true, it doesn't record any ts file. Everyday it's the same.
If I try to watch the channel that is supposedly being recorded it says "unable to start timeshifting, no free card available". If I try a preview of the channel in the tvserver it says "all cards busy". When I stop that "false" recording, then the card is available again.

I dont' think it's a problem of diseqc, because ARTE.fr and France2 come through the same LNB.

I have extracted this from the tv.log. Apparently the recording is OK, but anyway, I can't interpret thorougly the log:

2009-01-15 15:02:10.935089 [TVService]: TV service started
2009-01-15 15:02:13.376339 [Scheduler timer]: Recording manual (FRANCE 2) added in _recordingsInProgressList
2009-01-15 15:02:13.399775 [Scheduler timer]: Scheduler : time to record TvDatabase.Channel 15/01/2009 15:02:13-15/01/2009 17:05:00 manual (FRANCE 2)
2009-01-15 15:02:13.418329 [Scheduler timer]: Controller: find free card for channel FRANCE 2
2009-01-15 15:02:13.444694 [Scheduler timer]: Controller: got 1 tuning details for FRANCE 2
2009-01-15 15:02:13.451530 [Scheduler timer]: Controller: channel #1 DVBS:tv:EUTELSAT FRANCE 2 Freq:11555000 ONID:1375 TSID:20300 SID:811 PMT:0x1AE FTA:True LCN:2936 SymbolRate:29947 Modulation:ModQpsk Polarisation:LinearV InnerFecRate:RateNotSet DisEqc:Level1BA band:Universal Pilot:NotSet RollOff:NotSet
2009-01-15 15:02:15.619360 [Scheduler timer]: Controller: card:1 type:DvbS is available priority:4 #users:0 same transponder:False
2009-01-15 15:02:15.629125 [Scheduler timer]: Controller: card:2 type:DvbT cannot tune to channel
2009-01-15 15:02:15.642796 [Scheduler timer]: Controller: card:3 type:DvbT cannot tune to channel
2009-01-15 15:02:15.652561 [Scheduler timer]: Controller: card:4 type:RadioWebStream cannot tune to channel
2009-01-15 15:02:15.656467 [Scheduler timer]: Controller: found 1 available
2009-01-15 15:02:15.660373 [Scheduler timer]: Scheduler : record on free card:1 priority:4

I attache the tv.log. There was no error log.

I would appreciate very much some help.

Thank you in advance.

P.S: I understand German if someone prefers using it. I only say that because I think there a lot of Germans that have the Skystar2 in MediaPortal.
 

fromaron

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Zorg, I had pretty much the same problem using Vista SP1 which I couldn't solve. As Vista was giving me all sorts of other problems on that PC I removed it and installed XP professional SP3. Since then the scheduled recording works.
 

Zorg

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Thanks a lot for answering.

The thing is after taking a lot of pains I managed to solve of the problems in Vista and now I think it works like a charm with MediaPortal.
For the moment I only have this annoying issue with my third scheduled recording that doesn't work. Just thinking of installing everything again in XP gives me the creeps. But thank you anyway for your information.
 

Zorg

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Well, finally I found out what the problem was.

Now I know why the scheduled recordings of France 2 failed. I use the plugin PVR scheduler, and it had automatically mapped the France 2 channel to FRANCE 2, with capital letters. I deleted this and looked for the channel that is written with lower-case letters: France 2. I mapped it and then the problem is solved.
 

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