[mythtv] Epia hardware decoding - still problems

Curtis Stanford curtis at stanfordcomputing.com
Sat Aug 28 12:39:26 EDT 2004

OK, I've finally had time to try somebody's suggestion of turning off /dev/rtc 
syncing using CVS on my EPIA M10000. It helps but I'm still having problems 
playing video. What happens is I get roughly double speed video with no 
audio. This happens when I skip forward, back and sometimes when I show the 
OSD. Eventually it seems to straighten itself out and play normally. If I 
pause it, it seems to help too. Sometimes, it just hangs and I have to 

I'm thinking I may get a new frontend box. Support for the EPIA HW decoding 
seems to be lagging. Is anyone using this platform successfully? Back at 
version 0.13 or so, playback was fine. Since that time problems have been 
introduced like flickering OSD and now this playback problem. I really like 
all the new features of the new versions but the playback is awful.

I'm using Gentoo with epia-sources-2.4.25-r1 and xfree-4.4.0 with the 
open-source video drivers (including the new libddmpeg-1.7 from Kenneth).

Any suggestions welcome.


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