[mythtv-users] MythTV Hardware Upgrade Questions
aaron at rb303.net
Tue Jun 28 00:44:27 UTC 2011
On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 8:34 PM, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 04:38:37PM -0400, Aaron wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 4:14 PM, Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 1:07 PM, Aaron <aaron at rb303.net> wrote:
>> >> On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 3:51 PM, Mark Boyum <mark at boyum.us> wrote:
>> >>>>> It does work fine most of the time, but I seem to be having a problem
>> >>>>> with the box locking/pausing when a show begins or ends. The hdd light
>> >>>>> comes on for about 5 seconds then everything returns to normal. I only
>> >>>>> record HD streams; primarily broadcast channels, and SpeedTV (F1
>> >>>>> Races). VDPAU is working and CPU use for watching is minimal.
>> >>> Have you been following the "Playback problem -- random short pauses"
>> >>> thread on the mailing list? Perhaps this is your issue? I do not
>> >>> thing that adding new hardware will resolve these problems. If you
>> >>> look through that whole thread there are a few suggestions for fixing
>> >>> some if the known causes but I think we are still waiting on some bugs
>> >>> to be squashed.
>> >>> I could be wrong, haven't followed the list that closely as of late.
>> >>> -Mark
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>> >> Yes, I have been following it. I have tried a number of fixes
>> >> mentioned. One of the fixes was me not thinking my hardware was fast
>> >> enough. I honestly would rather not upgrade, as I do have both
>> >> Firewire recording and SPDIF working so beautifully on this system.
>> >> But the wife is getting rather annoyed, and well... I want to get it
>> >> fixed asap... Of course then again, she would really be annoyed if I
>> >> dropped $340 and it didn't fix the problem.
>> > Is it possible that this is due to you having the database on the same
>> > drive as the recordings? Wise folks on the list counsel against doing
>> > that because it can issue when watching a recording and the database
>> > is being accessed (which likely happens at the start of a recording).
>> > I get this issue and assumed that was the culprit but have not
>> > bothered putting my database on a separate disc (mainly due to not
>> > wanting to add more heat, power consumption, and hard drive noise to
>> > the box).
>> That sounds promising, and I have not tried it. Is it easy to move,
>> any pointers or how-to's? I'm on Mythbuntu 10.04 LTS
> You might want to approach it from the other end. Move your recordings
> to a different drive and leave your database where it is. Leave everything
> but your recordings on your root disk.
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I actually just finished doing that (I think). I added my 1 TB drive
into the Default Storage Group, now its using that as the primary
disk. I just test recorded 4 streams, while watching a recording from
last week, and I did not notice the studder/pause.
Disk Usage Details:
MythTV Drive #1:
Total Space: 938,898 MB
Space Used: 364,612 MB
Space Free: 574,286 MB
MythTV Drive #2:
Total Space: 460,007 MB
Space Used: 41,892 MB
Space Free: 418,114 MB
I'll monitor it this week, if it was really this simple; I will kick
myself. I do have another issue with audio volumes, but I think i'll
wait on that until this is resolved.
Thanks for all the help :)
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