[mythtv-users] Choppy playback with PVR350 on Fedora Core 6
Bert Van Kets
mythtv-users at vankets.com
Tue May 15 15:09:21 UTC 2007
Bill Omer wrote:
> On 5/15/07, Jeff Fisher <mythtv-users at thefishers.ca> wrote:
>>> What do your log say? Check dmesg, /var/log/messages, /var/log/secure
>>> (or syslog) and your mythbackend logs. Anything interesting in
>> Nothing of interest.
>>> run iostat 1 when you are recording and look at the io usage from
>>> there. How does that look?
>> I had already run a bunch of these IO tests and compared them to my myth
>> box -- nothing seems out of the ordinary on them.
>>> What kind of hardware configuration are you using anyway?
>> P4 2Ghz, 768 megs of ram, single 320GBide drive, PVR-350
>> It's weird but I've done a ton of poking around on this but nothing
>> seems to make sense.
>> I also forgot to mention, the audio seems to be higher pitched than what
>> it should be both in mplayer and through mythfrontend.
> Sounds to me like it could be an issue with ivtv. Those hardware
> specs should be more than enough to encode and playback without issue.
> Try this:
> echo /dev/video0 > /tmp/test.mpg
> Let that run for a minute, then kill it with ctrl+c Then try to
> play that video with mplayer. Is it still choppy?
I've had exactly the same thing in a beta release of MythDora 4. The
cause of the problem was the installation of video4linux
Removing that package solved everything.
Also check http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/267065
According to the MythDora site video4linux is needed for the PVR-350. I
guess that has something to do with the video out on that card. Can't
help you more on that department.
Have you considered using MythDora 4?
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