[mythtv-users] MythShyte: One unhappy customer

Nick Rout nick at rout.co.nz
Tue Jul 19 17:41:22 EDT 2005


One thing that I don't think I have seen mentioned in this thread is
audio. I have seen stuttering problems caused by bad audio. The audio
stutters, and because the system tries to keep everything in sync the
video is paused too. It looks like an overall system performance problem, but as I say it may just be the audio,

To get real debugging info I suggest running mythfrontend from an x-term
with the -v all parameter. This will spew a lot of debugging info back
to the xterm.

If you don't have the foggiest what i am talking about post back and
i'll give a more detailed howto.


On Wed, 20 Jul 2005 06:09:53 +0930
antec wrote:

> thats interresting. are you using a hardware or software capture card?
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>   From: Darren Coleman 
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>   Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 5:53 AM
>   Subject: RE: [mythtv-users] MythShyte: One unhappy customer
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>   Donít know if this will help but when I had 512MB in my system (XP 2400, Shuttle SK41G, Geforce FX5200) I would get some stuttering when the feed first started, leaving Myth about 5-6 seconds behind live TV.
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>   After swapping out the memory and replacing it with 1GB (2x512) I donít get any stuttering at all Ė and Myth stays at 1 second behind Live (which is to be expected as it has to prebuffer *something*).
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>   Might be worth trying Ė mythbackend and mythfrontend use A LOT of memory.
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>   Daz
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>   From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of antec
>   Sent: 19 July 2005 20:41
>   To: mythtv
>   Subject: [mythtv-users] MythShyte: One unhappy customer
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>   I am atill getting prebuffer pause even though I have done everything recommended in the documentation pages:
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>   * bought and installed a geforce card
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>   * got xwindows working with nvidia
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>   * upgraded machine to a P3-1Ghz. (not a celeron!)
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>   * checked and reconfigured all of the TV settings under mythtv.
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>   Mythtv on my system was build using fc3 and atrpms. So I compiled nothing.
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>   Am I missing something crucial here, or is this just a case of sloppy code. This project has cost me time and money to get a result that is no better than "myth-shyte". After all, why would I now go and buy a p4-3.3 to watch tv, when I can just plug in my P1 and do the same thing (without buffering naturally).
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>   Unless Im blind in both eyes and delusional, I think the next step is to return to freevo aka bugvo and give mythtv the myth-skip.
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