[vdr] Suffering from continuous vdr restarts in various situations

Hans-Peter Jansen hpj at urpla.net
Mon Apr 16 21:26:18 CEST 2007


Hi,

we're suffering from continuous vdr restarts every few minutes during 
recording of certain programs, while this is spat into syslog:

Apr 16 20:56:26 ziggy vdr: [9916] switching device 2 to channel 7
Apr 16 20:56:26 ziggy vdr: [9916] timer 13 (7 2009-2132 'Die ProSieben M344rchenstunde~Mon 16.04.2007-20:14') start
Apr 16 20:56:26 ziggy vdr: [9916] Title: 'Die ProSieben M344rchenstunde' Subtitle: '(null)'
Apr 16 20:56:26 ziggy vdr: [9916] record /video0/Die_ProSieben_M344rchenstunde/Mon_16.04.2007-20:14/2007-04-16.20.09.50.99.rec
Apr 16 20:56:26 ziggy vdr: [9916] recording to '/video0/Die_ProSieben_M344rchenstunde/Mon_16.04.2007-20:14/2007-04-16.20.09.50.99.rec/020.vdr'
Apr 16 20:56:26 ziggy vdr: [9943] file writer thread started (pid=9916, tid=9943)
Apr 16 20:56:26 ziggy vdr: [9944] recording thread started (pid=9916, tid=9944)
Apr 16 20:56:26 ziggy vdr: [9945] receiver on device 2 thread started (pid=9916, tid=9945)
Apr 16 20:56:26 ziggy vdr: [9946] TS buffer on device 2 thread started (pid=9916, tid=9946)
Apr 16 20:56:26 ziggy vdr: [9944] cAudioRepacker(0xC0): skipped 576 bytes to sync on next audio frame
Apr 16 20:56:26 ziggy vdr: [9943] ERROR: unknown picture type '6'
Apr 16 20:56:27 ziggy vdr: [9936] channel 7 (ProSieben) event Mon 16.04.2007 20:14-21:21 'Die ProSieben M344rchenstunde' status 4
Apr 16 20:56:27 ziggy vdr: [9943] ERROR: unknown picture type '6'
Apr 16 20:56:28 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3343 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:56:28 ziggy vdr: [9944] cVideoRepacker: found system start code: stream seems to be scrambled or not demultiplexed
Apr 16 20:56:33 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3347 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:56:34 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3286 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:56:35 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3372 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:56:35 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3394 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:56:35 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3312 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:56:39 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3379 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:56:39 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3390 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:56:39 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3286 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:56:40 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3431 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:56:42 ziggy vdr: [9938] EPGSearch: search timer update started
Apr 16 20:56:42 ziggy vdr: [9938] EPGSearch: search timer update finished
Apr 16 20:56:44 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3325 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:56:45 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3286 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:56:49 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3394 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:56:49 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3369 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:56:53 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3451 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:56:54 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3348 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:56:57 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3374 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:02 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3343 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:02 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3286 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:03 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3312 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:04 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3463 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:06 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 2252 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:06 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3354 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:07 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3286 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:08 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3451 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:08 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 1691 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:09 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3353 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:10 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3377 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:11 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3385 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:16 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3329 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:16 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3312 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:17 ziggy vdr: [9943] ERROR: unknown picture type '6'
Apr 16 20:57:17 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3446 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:17 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3276 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:18 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3416 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:18 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3453 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:19 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 1814 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:21 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3460 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:23 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3312 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:23 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3312 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:23 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3286 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:26 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3463 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:27 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3286 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:28 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3441 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:28 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3381 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:30 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3353 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:30 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3460 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:32 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3378 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
Apr 16 20:57:32 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3315 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)

Consequently, the recording looks like this:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 46206106 16. Apr 20:10 001.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 74572590 16. Apr 20:13 002.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 66506990 16. Apr 20:16 003.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 26305741 16. Apr 20:17 004.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 52148572 16. Apr 20:20 005.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 44534932 16. Apr 20:22 006.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 46697082 16. Apr 20:25 007.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 44775953 16. Apr 20:27 008.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 89219748 16. Apr 20:31 009.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 64450050 16. Apr 20:34 010.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 62903307 16. Apr 20:37 011.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 62823090 16. Apr 20:40 012.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 76741400 16. Apr 20:43 013.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 43414533 16. Apr 20:45 014.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 48439977 16. Apr 20:47 015.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 69417766 16. Apr 20:50 016.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 30641331 16. Apr 20:52 017.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 33559155 16. Apr 20:54 018.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 38918804 16. Apr 20:56 019.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 66729752 16. Apr 20:59 020.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 42214919 16. Apr 21:01 021.vdr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  7577021 16. Apr 21:01 022.vdr

The signal quality looks fine. Since this problem already destroyed the 
"Deutschland sucht den Superstar" recording from saturday, the household 
peace is in danger. Any idea, whats going wrong here, is appreciated.

Sys info: openSUSE 10.2, pretty actual vdr drivers from hg server,
vdr 1.46, 2 Hauppauge FF 2.1 dvb-s cards.

TIA,
  Pete



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