[mythtv] Weird Audio Problems

Jim Radford mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Tue, 29 Oct 2002 09:16:44 -0800

On Tue, Oct 29, 2002 at 11:46:59AM -0500, rlbpublic@rlblounge.mine.nu wrote:
> I've been trying to get mythtv working but have been running up against a 
> weird intermittent issue with the audio.

Me too!

> The box I'm using has integrated audio and uses the VIA686 driver.

I'm using snd-cmipci, so it might not be specific to the card.

> $ mythtv
> Probed: /dev/video0 - Television
> Probed: /dev/video0 - Composite1
> Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV
> ran out of free AUDIO buffers :-(
> ran out of free AUDIO buffers :-(
> ran out of free AUDIO buffers :-(
> ...

> on for a while until it either segfaults or a video window comes up with 
> extremely choppy video.

I get this once in a while as well. :-(

> The only problem with this is that it doesn't *always* happen.  About 1 
> out of 8 attempts will succeed.  TV playing will be flawless, captures 
> perfect, ... it just works.