[mythtv] Ticket #6853: Apparent deadlock on playback exit

Shane gnome42 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 18:22:28 UTC 2009

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 7:42 PM, Shane <gnome42 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 6:11 PM, Pasha Golovko <pasha at golovko.org> wrote:
>> I am still getting these lock-ups.
>> Recently it also started happening on DVD-rips that I have in MythVideo
>> (HD/SD and avi/mp4).
>> For now to mitigate it, I've set up a script that attaches gdb to
>> mythfrontend and then detaches right away. That seems to resume normal
>> operation.
>> Initially I thought to blame this on sound-card driver issues, however this
>> seems to happen on built-in Realtek ALC662 and external USB SoundBlaster MP3
>> regardless whether i'm doing AC3 passthrough or not.
>> I'd really like this addressed somehow since it really decreases WAF at
>> times when I'm not at home to press 'reset' button on time.
>> I'm currently running trunk r22076. I can update to latest-n-greatest if
>> needed without much hustle.
> Yeah, might as well try a fresh checkout. There has been several
> updates since that version.
> Shane

Hmm, I'm not an audio expert by any means but I am unaware any current
widespread audio issues.

So, it maybe a config issue or something peculiar to your setup.

Have you tried the usual support options? mythtv-user mailing list, wiki etc.?

A couple suggestions:

o MythTV does not play well with Pulse Audio. (and it can re-enable itself!?)
o MythTV sound settings to experiment with:  "aggressive sound card
buffering", "Extra audio buffering", "Use video as timebase" (usually
best unchecked)


I would still suggest trying latest 0.22-fixes branch and also trunk
has recently (after the fixes branch off) received some audio related

I will re-open the ticket in case someone else has some insight.


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