MythTV -- recording ends prematurely?

Nathan Howell nathan at
Tue Sep 12 01:40:53 UTC 2006

gerases wrote:
> Just starting to enjoy MythTV on my Ubuntu Dapper. Today, I recorded my
> first three shows. The problem is that I think all of them are missing
> the last minute or so. For example, I recorded "the Simpsons", which
> started at 8 p.m. and it was recorded for 29 minutes and 55 seconds,
> but it's supposed to be 30 minutes at least -- right? My clock is good.
> Is this a common problem and if so, what's the solution? 
> I added 300 seconds in the setup, but is that the best option?

The actual recording lengths will come from the guide data. If you're 
missing bits of shows at the beginning or end, check that the time is 
correct on the MythTV machine. If it isn't, set up ntpd so that it 
corrects the time automatically.


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