Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#3840 closed defect (fixed)

NVP, Error: Unknown error, exiting decoder when switching to scrambled channel

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: Isaac Richards
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: mythtv Version: unknown
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no


Some channels don't have the license to send some programs (most of them movies) outside of the country, so they scramble the DVB-S when they transmit those programs. For example channel 1 is sending a perfectly fine mpeg2 stream from 00:00 to 21:15, but then they send a scrambled stream from 21:15 to 23:00 because only people within the country are allowed to watch that movie because of license reasons. So when switching to a scrambled channel with MythTv? will get you the error message "Unknown error, exiting decoder", and the logs say

2007-08-16 18:46:45.355 NVP, Error: JumpToProgram's OpenFile failed.
2007-08-16 18:46:45.355 NVP, Error: Unknown error, exiting decoder
2007-08-16 18:46:45.366 TV: Attempting to change from WatchingLiveTV to None

and you will go back to the main menu. So you are unable to watch TV ever again, until that channel is not scrambled anymore, or until you manually change the "first channel". This is very annoying, and I think there should be an OSD message telling you that "there is some error", but you should still be able to change to a different channel.

I even tryed to fix this myself (line 2930 of NuppelVideoPlayer?.cpp), but I don't know where to go from there - or should we not exit the loop on line 3144 when errored?

Thanks for mythtv :)

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by danielk

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

fixed in svn head

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