[mythtv] GetNextFreeFrame() errors

Stuart Auchterlonie stuarta at squashedfrog.net
Fri Dec 2 15:24:55 EST 2005

On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 03:22:22PM -0500, Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-12-02 at 18:22 +0000, Stuart Auchterlonie wrote:
> > Approximately 8min after starting a recording I get 1 minutes worth
> > of the following error.
> > GetNextFreeFrame() unable to lock frame 100 times. Discarding Frames.
> > This is with 8095. Any ideas about this one.
> This indicates either that all the frames in videobuffers are marked as
> unavailable for decoding. Generally this happens if a GetFrame() type
> method is called without a matching ReleaseFrame() type method. If this
> happens with when displaying a video you will get a long pause as the
> 100 retries are performed before proceeding unsafely. If this happens
> in the commercial flagger or transcoder it just spams the log with these
> messages. Knowing which is causing this could help fix the problem.

It would be the comm flagger then. I don't normally transcode
anything on the fly....


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