[mythtv] mythtv cvs trouble?

Isaac Richards ijr@po.cwru.edu
Mon, 8 Jul 2002 21:38:44 -0400

On Monday 08 July 2002 08:53 pm, John Coiner wrote:
> Isaac,
> I'm having trouble checking out from CVS. I waited a few minutes, and
> the same thing happened again. The error message is below.

This should be fixed now.  I forgot to make the directory in CVS sticky so 
that any new subdirs I created (like dialog/) would inherit their parent's 

> On my machine, the recorder skips a frame every so often (once per 10
> seconds?) and as a result the output has to pause for prebuffer
> occasionally. Have you noticed this? You'd know, the prebuffering is
> really annoying. This is the next thing I'm going to work on.

I've never seen it drop a frame on my box =)  

> First, the player should deal with a missing frame more gracefully. The
> nuppel video stream has frame numbers, which skip ahead if the recorder
> skips frames. I think the player currently ignores the frame number. I
> plan to have the player handle a sudden frame number jump by leaving the
> old frame visible during the time that would have been allocated to the
> missing frames. This will avoid the prebuffering, and better maintain
> a/v sync.

Hrm.  The recorder does already have some code to repeat frames with a 
special header in the file if it's dropped any..  Like I said, though, I 
don't think I've ever seen it drop a frame during recording.

> Secondly, it would be nice if the recorder didn't skip frames as often.
> I'll investigate the cause. This is the second thing to look at, b/c the
> recorder has to be skipping frames in order to test that the player
> handles them properly.