Some Bad Channels Require "Force Quit" Application

Bug #1177209 reported by Lonnie Lee Best on 2013-05-07
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freetuxtv (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

First off, I love this application.

Some bad channels give an error message when they are not currently available. That's fine.

However, some bad channels are causing the user interface to be locked up and grayed out indefinitely.

The code needs to be a little more robust, so that no bad channel can possible lock up the application. Maybe someone should add some try catch statements that have the ability of determining when this type of thing happens, so that the application can recovery without the user having to "force quit" the applications and relaunch.

The way I can reproduce this behavior

1) Go to the channel labeled RLC 5 from the English channel's group. It wouldn't ever start playing, so
2) Change to another channel

Perhaps it is that changing channels too fast causes the lockup?

Either way, the code needs to be a little more robust, so that the User can't lock up the user interface no matter what silly thing they try.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: freetuxtv 0.6.5~dfsg1-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-19.30-generic 3.8.8
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-19-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue May 7 00:42:54 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-12-17 (140 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120817.3)
MarkForUpload: True
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: freetuxtv
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-05-06 (0 days ago)

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