[mythtv-users] long delays responding to keystrokes and ir events
allen.p.edwards at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 05:24:58 UTC 2009
On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 10:03 AM, Josh Mastronarde <jmastron at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 7:27 AM, Allen Edwards <allen.p.edwards at gmail.com>
> > My myth box has become almost unusable due to this delay issue. I have
> > reboot to get it to work at all. What bothers me is that I have done
> > nothing to the machine except use it, no updates or fresh installs and
> > suddenly the delay problem goes from once a month to once several times a
> > show. Once I reboot, I can get through a show but before that, every time
> > hit a key I get a multi-minute delay.
> > I have seen the patch that may address this and understand that updating
> > fixes may also help. However, I am not experienced enough to know what
> > do with this patch file. Is there a detailed set of instructions, like
> > numbered steps, that will fix this problem?
> > Allen
> Allen, the first step to see if you're seeing the same issue before
> attempting any fix is to run with libav logging:
> $ mythfrontend -v important,libav > some_log_file
> Play an example of each type of recording you have (especially
> non-basic-mpeg2 recordings, such as HDHomerun mpeg ts files). Then:
> $ grep "Input #" some_log_file
> If things are working properly, you'll see one line per file played
> (might be some extraneous ones from the preview window), and it'll be
> right the first time (e.g. PVR150 files will be "mpeg", HDHomerun will
> be "mpegts", and mp4 h.264 files will be "mov,..."). If you see any
> wrong types for a given file (e.g. a single HDHR file first as "mpeg"
> and then as "mpegts"), and/or many,many lines that continue while the
> file is playing, you're having the same issue.
> The .tar.gz file that I posted on mediafire has a README with some
> high level instructions. I didn't make it truly beginner-proof,
> mainly because I was short on time, but also because I'm not 100%
> comfortable with passing random binaries around like this; people
> should know the basics of what they're replacing and who it's from.
> So if you're comfortable with general linux stuff (links, copying,
> etc), go for it. I'll be happy to help (on-list or off) if you need
> further guidance.
I am happy to report I have gone 2 days without any IR remote hang ups. I
think this patch solved my problem and I am extremely grateful. Thank you
so much for posting this.
It was very easy to do. When all was said and done, I just copied your file
as root over to the target directory and that was that. Rebooted and all
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