[mythtv-users] Playback problem -- random short pauses
kevin at familyross.net
Thu May 12 03:00:48 UTC 2011
On 5/11/2011 7:19 PM, Kevin Ross wrote:
> On 4/26/2011 2:11 PM, Kenneth Emerson wrote:
>> > Putting the change in tonight and will report back later this week.
>> > This user is not using nfs.
>> > -- Ken E.
>> Changes are in, there doesn't appear to be any improvement in the
>> stated problem. I have the frontend running with -v playback,audio
>> so going through the log file is tedious; however, I may have found
>> one correlation with another process. Unfortunately, I cannot say
>> with certainty that at these instances, I experience the pause in
>> playback. The next time I sit down to watch recordings, I will have
>> paper and pencil and will write down the exact time the pauses occur
>> so that I can try to match them up in the log file.
>> The correlation I found was with the preview generation process. I
>> had about three of these occurrences in about three and a half hours
>> of recording watching. They were all similar starting with the
>> "Ignoring PREVIEW_SUCCESS" message. Others might look in their log
>> files (probably need the verbosity set the same as I have) and see if
>> they have something similar.
>> Below is a snippet from my log file:
> I'm getting lots of dropped frames following those PREVIEW_SUCCESS
> messages. I'm not getting pauses, but the dropped frames cause a
> glitch in the video playback, and it gets annoying. It happens
> several times per show.
Actually I just increased my log level by adding -v file (to the already
existing -v playback), and I noticed a long list of "Marked as
'watched'" and "Not the ealiest" with all my shows, which happens at the
same time as those "PREVIEW_SUCCESS" messages, and the dropped frames.
I guess this is the auto-expire causing dropped frames that was already
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