[mythtv-users] Choppy sound and video in the dark

Peter Lee petel at cs.cmu.edu
Sun Jan 4 21:22:05 EST 2004

On Sun, 4 Jan 2004, Tom Jaeger wrote:
> When watching my myth TV I get sporadic choppy sound and video... The
> sound definatly cuts in and out.. The video slows down at the same rate
> so they stay in sync.
> CPU is at 80% - 70% idle
> I have tried different settings for resolution and bit rates
> The only constant seems to be very dark or black screens causes it
> almost every time (very dark 95% or more black)
> Any ideas?
> 250 pvr
> 700Mhz p3
> 256 mb ram
> System idle always above 60%
> Tom

I remember having this problem early on.  Simply selecting the "extra audio
buffering" option in the TV setup section of mythfrontend eliminated it.


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