[mythtv-users] "Timed out waiting for free video buffers" when playing recordings or live tv
dbadia at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 15:06:33 UTC 2011
On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Matt Emmott <memmott at gmail.com> wrote:
> One of my Frontends is Mythbuntu 10.10 (upgraded from at least 10.04, maybe
> older) running 0.24-fixes and a 9400GT 512mb video card. I recently moved to
> a new house and finally got most of my myth infrastructure working. When I
> first set this box up I was able to playback recordings without issue, but
> after running some updates I now get a blank screen when trying to play any
> recordings or live TV. The following is in my logs:
> 2011-01-17 23:00:27.657 VDPAU: Information NVIDIA VDPAU Driver Shared
> Library 260.19.06 Mon Sep 13 07:05:35
> PDT 2010
> 2011-01-17 23:00:27.657 VDPAU: Created VDPAU render device 1360x768
> 2011-01-17 23:00:28.999 Player(0): Forcing decode extra audio option on
> (Video method requires it).
> 2011-01-17 23:00:29.153 Player(0): Video timing method: USleep with busy
> 2011-01-17 23:00:29.154 TV: Changing from None to WatchingPreRecorded
> 2011-01-17 23:00:44.105 Preview: RemotePreviewRun() -- no reply..
> 2011-01-17 23:00:44.786 Preview: RemotePreviewRun() -- no reply..
> 2011-01-17 23:00:50.688 Player(0): Timed out waiting for free video buffers.
> 2011-01-17 23:01:12.005 Player(0): Timed out waiting for free video buffers.
> 2011-01-17 23:01:33.252 Player(0): Timed out waiting for free video buffers.
> At this point I have to kill mythfrontend. Initially I was using the
> Restricted Nvidia drivers from within Ubuntu, so I tried disabling those and
> installing the latest Nvidia driver package from their site, with the same
> result. Anybody have any ideas?
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I'm in a similar situation. I have an MSI GeForce 8400 512MB card
which has worked flawlessly for me for the past 2 years. Over the
weekend I upgraded to 24-fixes and suddenly when I try to watch a
recording I get "Please Wait" indefinitely and see these messages
repeated over and over in the logs: Player(0): Timed out waiting for
free video buffers showing in the logs. Occasionally a program will
play OK but it fails most of the time
I have another frontend in the house using VDPAU on a GT220 which is
working fine, although I think that one has more recent nvidia
drivers. Perhaps I'll try upgrading those on the problem machine
Was anyone able to find a solution?
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