Re: 0-byte recordings

Hi Paul,

you should try debugging the problem by following the instructions at
Hopefully this will get you an idea what is going wrong.

Regarding live TV, newer versions of GStreamer have a regression that
causes live TV to not work [1]. Last bot not least I highly encourage
you to update to the latest version 0.2.9.


Sebastian Pölsterl

Am 26.05.2012 13:30, schrieb Paul Mason:
> Hi,
> I've just installed Linux Mint 13 on a machine with a Hauppauge Nova-T
> 500 DVB TV card. The machine itself was previously a Mythtv server and
> worked well for years but now I'm re-purposing it as a desktop. I'd
> still like to play and record TV programs from it occasionally and I'm
> trying to use gnome-dvb-daemon for this.
> I've set up the device itself and am able to scan the channels
> successfully. I can use the device with mplayer and vlc without any
> problems. However when I try to use gnome-dvb-control to schedule a
> recording, I can see the channels and the EPG, I can add a schedule and
> at the correct time it creates a subdirectory under
> $HOME/Videos/Recordings/{CHANNEL}/{DATE-TIME} and it appears to be
> recording but there's just a 0-byte file:
> <>
>     |paul@pmdesk ~/Videos/Recordings/ITV1/2012-5-26_11-26 $ ls -l
>     total 4
>     -rw-r--r-- 1 paul paul   0 May 26 11:26 001.mpeg
>     -rw-r--r-- 1 paul paul 228 May 26 11:32 info.rec|
> Similarly when I try to use totem with the gnome-dvb plugin to view TV
> it gives me an error "location not found".
> It looks like some sort of permissions issue but I have all the
> permissions I need when running vlc or mplayer.
> The version is 0.27-2.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks
> -- 
> Paul Mason

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