[mythtv-users] XF4.3.0 too slow for HDTV? (was BadAlloc)

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Wed Dec 8 10:59:55 UTC 2004

On Tuesday 07 December 2004 20:16, David Bakker wrote:
> What audio card are you using?

SoundBlaster Audigy, OEM card, got it for sub-$50 at a local shop quite a 
while back.

> Jarod Wilson wrote:
> >On Sunday 05 December 2004 18:56, John Goerzen wrote:
> >>On Sun, Dec 05, 2004 at 05:29:48PM -0800, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> >>>On Sunday 05 December 2004 12:30, nate s wrote:
> >>>>Yeah, onboard gfx suck, you'd be much better getting an AGP card (if
> >>>>your mobo has an agp slot that is.)  I'd just spend the the $40 on an
> >>>>nvidia 5200, avoiding two evils in one (onboard gfx, and ati drivers)
> >>>
> >>>However, I was able to play back HDTV adequately using an onboard gf4mx
> >>>w/the same processor. My current setup w/an FX 5200 is a bit smoother,
> >>>but the gf4mx wasn't anywhere near as bad as that once I got it working.
> >>>I did see similar behavior (fine for the first second or two, then
> >>>choppy), but that was actually an ALSA problem. ALSA 1.0.6 caused major
> >>>issues for me, which all went away both when downgrading to 1.0.5a and
> >>>bumping up to
> >>>1.0.7.
> >>
> >>Weird.  I am running 2.6.7 stock, and thus have ALSA 1.0.4.  2.6.9 has
> >>1.0.6, which sounds problematic.
> >
> >I'm running a patched up 2.6.9 kernel with alsa 1.0.7 right now, I
> > believe. I started out on a pretty stock 2.6.7 though.
> >
> >>I suppose I could try disabling
> >>sound and see what the picture does.  Do you have any more info on
> >>what the specific problem was?
> >
> >On one of my 1080i stations, I got audio that sounded like it was
> > underwater, unless I changed channels away from it then back to it, which
> > of course, can't be done when watching a recording. I worked around this
> > one by switching to native ALSA output and passing raw AC3 to my amp.
> > Both my 720p stations behaved similarly to what you describe, a/v is fine
> > for the first second, then went to hell. There were slight differences
> > between running OSS eum and native ALSA (the audio chop was a bit
> > different, but seemed to be the same problem). I fixed this one by
> > changing ALSA versions. Both 1.0.5a on a 2.6.7 kernel and 1.0.7 on a
> > 2.6.9 kernel have behaved for me (or am I running 1.0.6 on the 2.6.9
> > kernel now?...).
> >
> >>Could it be related to sample rates or something like that?
> >
> >*shrug* Beats me.
> >
> >>Thanks AGAIN,
> >
> >No problem again. ;-)

Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
jarod at wilsonet.com

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