[mythtv] Video playback problems
yanfali at best.com
Tue Oct 12 14:22:27 UTC 2004
Ugh a VIA KT400 based board. I really dislike VIA, I stopped using them
some time ago. Every VIA based board I've ever used has had PCI
problems. VIA has a number of known problems with their PCI
implementation, search google for VIA and Sound Blaster Live and you'll
see what I'm talking about. What kernel version are you running ?
If you can dump that sucker ASAP on Ebay and buy yourself an nice NForce
2 based board and just move all the components over. ECS makes a good
inexpensive one (N2U400-A) which can be purchased for less than $50 in
the US. Look for the separate 12V CPU connector. Quality AMD boards
have separate 12V CPU rails. NVIDIA boards are smooth as butter with a
post 2.4.27 kernel. Kernels before that will lock up under heavy I/O.
phil-vid at stolenshoes.net wrote:
> I'm currently trying to identify the source of some video playback problems.
> The symptoms are typically perfect playback, followed by pop/squeak activity
> during adbreaks, followed by either recovery or hang of mythfrontend. Strangely
> the pop/squeak virtually always occurs during adbreaks, most noticeably with
> large blocks of white on the screen (a particular ad causes this every single
> time). The only way to escape this is to kill the front end process.
> I'm using 2xDVB cards, XVMC enabled, ALSA disabled, AMD 2500+ with GeforceMX440
> and Gigabyte GA-7VAX Mainboard.
> I have a video file which can reproduce this, however I don't know the best
> way to trim it to the 1-2 minutes that reproduces the crash. Any suggestions?
> A normal level debug log is below.
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