[mythtv-users] Starting to think I should use Kaffeine instead
ffrr at tpg.com.au
Tue Oct 18 07:39:10 EDT 2005
Phill Edwards wrote:
>>Despite this, I keep hearing that a new version of myth isn't warranted
>>yet? What do I have to do - get an SVN version (not really a good
>>option)? None , or very few, responses to the messages and problems I
>>have recently posted about. Do I take this to mean noone really knows
>>much about myth when it gets down to the gory details, so support is not
>Support not available? You have to be kidding, surely! This is one of
>the best peer support groups I have ever come across. The quality of
>support you get here is fantastic.
It is very good, especially on day to day stuff.
>Sure we all get problems from time
>to time but they can almost always be worked out with the help of this
>great MythTV community.
OK, it's just I have had zero luck on this problem, and no-one seems to
know what is happening.
Here's a recent post I made...
I posted about this problem a few days ago, but now have more info.
I have, for example, a recorded show that at certain points, while
playing it in mythfrontend, it cause myth to crash with a segmentation
fault. This same file plays OK in Kaffeine.
Now I have discovered that if I ask myth to transcode it (to mpeg4) the
transcode process starts, I see the tmp file start to be created, but
when I check back later the log says the transcode process errored, and
the tmp file is gone (the original file is the original size).
So, do transcode and the playback software share some common fault, that
they do not gracefully handle video with certain content? (it's mpeg2
straight from a DVB card, TS mode, btw)
This is the post I made most recently...
Per PID driver buffer size, and packet buffer - what do they do?
I am trying to clear up occasional glitches I get (pixelisation noise
and chirps in the audio) and noticed these two settings in the adfanced
settings for my DVB card in mythtv-setup. I am trying larger sizes, but
I am just guessing.
What do these settings actually do, and am I on the right track?
I would very much like to fix this, but no-one (yet) seems to have any
>And one important thing you seem to be forgetting - it's all free.
>Considering a number of people have tried to help you out on a number
>of problems, you'd do well to remember that.
I certainly do. and I try my very best to put back something when I
can. Ocasionally I can help someone else, then I do. I read this list
nearly every day. As I learn more, I am sure I'll be able to help more.
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