[mythtv] Newly introducted playback poroblem on trunk

jafa hdtv at silicondust.com
Sat Aug 12 16:35:45 UTC 2006

>> Hi guys.
>> I ran a svn update about a week ago (previous update was probably about 
>> 2-3 weeks ago).
>> When watching TV or playing back a new recording in MythTV the video 
>> runs at half speed and the audio sounds like a helicopter (really loud).
>> After transcoding from ATSC MPEG2 to MPEG4 it plays correctly.
>> Playing the MPEG2 file in VLC plays correctly.
>> Changing the playback library between Standard, XvMC, and libmpeg has no 
>> affect and there are no messages on the console.
>> I am using SPDIF for audio (both MythTV and VLC).
>> Any ideas?
> Yes, I hit this problem too. I believe it was triggered by this changeset:
> http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/changeset/10718
> My guess is that the patch might be setting the AC3 flag for non-AC3 
> content types? Anyway, I just switched to ALSA to solve it, which I've 
> been meaning to do for a while now anyway.
Wahoo - commenting out those lines fixed the problem!

I guess we now need to figure out the logic behind the patch and how to 
make it work correctly while still addressing the original problem the 
patch was attempting to fix.

Thanks for pointing me to the patch..


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