[mythtv-users] Choppy playback on remote frontend only - 2 sec prebuffering pause

James Pifer jep at obrien-pifer.com
Fri Dec 31 20:19:15 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-12-31 at 11:49, Rudy Zijlstra wrote:
> Bob Wiegand wrote:
> >>
> >>Up to this point I've been running frontend and backend on the same
> >>machine, RH9 with a PVR350 and 250. I finally have setup another machine
> >>to be a frontend. The playback on the new frontend pauses every 2
> >>seconds for prebuffering in both LiveTV and recording playback, yet they
> >>play fine on the combo frontend/backend.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >Are the files stored on the backend machine?
> >I've had similar problems that seem to be due to poor NFS performance.
> >If I share the drive using Samba it works - with NFS it doesn't.
> >
> >  
> >
> In that case, take a look at your network config. Such problems point 
> towards network config problems. Those can range from wrong options used 
> for nfs to faulty cables.

The files are stored on the backend locally so NFS is not in play. The
backend is serving the remote frontend through mythtv. 

Any good tools to make sure my network performance is adequate on these
two machines?


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