MythTV and poor quality DVB reception

So… I’ve been getting really poor DVB reception recently. I mean bad…. as in next to nothing is getting recorded… and anything HD is more noise than image (or sound).

A symptom of this is that the mythbackend (and indeed frontend) can crash when processing really bad MPEG2 (recording) files. So, if you get poor reception and crashing frontend/backend.. this is probably why.

Even loading the list of recordings from MythWeb can be problematic (as it has to generate the preview image).

Just something to watch out for… hopefully i’ll track it down a bit and be able to file a sensible bug report.

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