[vdr] Instability with recordings on VDR-1.7.4 when recording to a NTFS partition

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sat Mar 21 10:43:47 CET 2009


On 21.03.2009 00:51, Hawes, Mark wrote:
> On 20.03.2009 13:11, Hawes, Mark wrote:
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>>/ Since upgrading to VDR-1.7.4 I have experienced some instability when/
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>>/ recording to an NTFS partition./
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>>/ The recording itself seems to proceed OK, but the recorded programs will/
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>>/ generally only play for a few seconds before freezing. Pausing live/
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>>/ video and then resuming play will also trigger the problem. Subsequently/
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>>/ rewinding a recording that has been so paused will only rewind to the/
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>>/ pause point, not the beginning of the recording./
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>>/ All works well when using vdr-1.7.2 to record on the same system to the/
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>>/ same partition, and when I placed my recording directory on a reiserfs/
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>>/ partition all worked well too. So it appears to be/
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>>/ a problem recording on NTFS partitions introduced with the switch to .ts/
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>>/ file recording./
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> Does it make a difference if you comment out the line
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> #define USE_FADVISE
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> in VDR/tools.c?
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> Klaus
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> Hi Klaus,
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> Commented out that line at line no 1442 in tools.c, and recompiled.
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> No better.
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> If I pause live video then restart it starts in slo-mo i.e. judders, and
> then eventually freezes, but may then start again, still juddering ….
> and freezing …

Well, then I have no idea why it wouldn't work with an NTFS partition,
while it does work with others.

Klaus



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