I record Desperate Housewives every Monday at 8.30pm. Every time I have played it back for the last approx 6-10 weeks, I find it skips a massive chunk. During playback it literally appears to jump over 20 minutes or so and continues playing. What I found has happened is that the recording is missing this chunk of data. I checked the file size and it's smaller than other recordings of the same length. If I play the file in VLC I can find the point it goes wrong - it's recording ads then it just cuts to the program.
I'm a reasonably heavy user of recordings and multi recordings (well, I think I am) but this is the only time this happens - the same time every week. As far as I know, all other recordings are fine. Admittedly I don't get around to watching everything I record, but if it was affecting more than just this one program I would have posted before now!
The computer itself is fine. I can't see any evidence that some other software or system problem is causing it in the logs etc.
This week I set up a scheduled task to reboot the computer a few hours before the recording occurred in an effort to clean up the logs a bit. Sure enough, the problem occurred again last night. Would really appreciate it if someone could take a look?
Will post the logs in a sec...