SageTV Community  

Go Back   SageTV Community > SageTV Development and Customizations > SageTV Github Development


SageTV Github Development Discussion related to SageTV Open Source Development. Use this forum for development topics about the Open Source versions of SageTV, hosted on Github.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-25-2017, 01:40 AM
Remo Remo is offline
Sage Advanced User
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 78
Watching or Playing any TV crashes Sage V9

This is on a clean install of V9. Set it up to use Schedules direct, got the channel list but as soon as I tried to watch a channel I got an error that, per other posts, indicated I needed to install the LAV filters. Did that.

Once those were installed I started getting hard crashes when trying to watch live tv. No error, just crashes to desktop. It'll restart ok afterwards and I can play other videos I have in various formats, AVI, Quicktime, Mkv, etc. If I try to play a TV show previously recorded under v7 however it again crashes. Those same previously recorded show play fine outside of Sage, using VLC.

Before installing the LAV filters I played around with the Setup/Detailed Setup/Audio-Video, trying different settings. I don't know what the default settings were but they were are all set to "Default" when I was getting the crashes, except "Media Player for non-MPEG", that's set as Direct Show.

I did change debug_logging to "True" in the properties file but while it created a log file, it's empty. In another post dealing with crashes the hs_err_pid_xxxx.log file was requested. I've attached that.

I've since changed "MPEG2 Video Decoder Filter" to Microsoft DTV-DVD and that works, sort of. It doesn't crash but the video is small, taking up only about half of the screen. They were full screen in V7. I changed the Aspect Ratio settings but that didn't help.

Under that setting there's an option to show "All Decoders" which brings up a long list. I suspect one of those will resolve the issue but I have no idea which one it might be.

Any help will be appreciated.

Edit: Win 7 x64, 6GB, i5
Attached Files
File Type: zip (12.8 KB, 58 views)
Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2017, 07:56 AM
trk2 trk2 is offline
Sage Aficionado
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 412
So you're on the right path. Since you have installed LAV, you should change all the video decoder filters under Detailed Setup->Video/Audio to "LAV Video Decoder". Do this by selecting the "All Filters" and then finding the LAV Video decoder in the resulting list. You can also change the audio decoder filters to "LAV Audio Decoder". There's also an additional video decoder to change under the Detailed Setup->DVD menu item. Finally your video render should be set to EVR for best performance.

Once that is complete, Sage should use LAV as your decoder. There are a couple items in LAV you can set to help with performance. Run the LAV Video Configuration from the start menu. You can try setting the hardware decoder to DXVA2 (copy-back) but this depends on your video card capabilities. If that causes problems you can change the hardware decoder setting to none to use the CPU.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2017, 11:33 AM
Remo Remo is offline
Sage Advanced User
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 78
Thanks! That seems to have done the trick. The only glitch I noticed in checking several channels is a couple times the audio was out of sync by at least 1 sec, maybe 2. It only happened on one channel and leaving and coming back to the same channel fixed it. It'd be pretty irritating if it happened on one of the recordings though. Any ideas on that?
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HDPVR crashes sage if watching standard def (not HD) antisoshal Hardware Support 2 10-13-2011 09:28 PM
HD300 crashes hard when playing a certain blu ray rip cord SageTV Media Extender 3 12-20-2010 05:23 PM
SageTV crashes after watching a recording..... drbgt3 SageMC Custom Interface 2 04-09-2010 11:44 AM
Playing MP3 crashes Sage ukmgranger SageTV Software 0 11-22-2004 09:48 AM
computer crashes when I finish watching a recorded show. omni2k4 Hardware Support 3 10-20-2004 09:50 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 2003-2005 SageTV, LLC. All rights reserved.