[mythtv-users] Newer versions of ALSA and audio/video shuttering

Scott Elliott selliott at insight.rr.com
Wed Jan 7 19:19:07 EST 2004

On Tue, 2004-01-06 at 13:37, mythtv at zaius1.homeunix.org wrote:
> Hello,
> Seen some posts in regards to this without any real answers other than 
> downgrading ALSA.  Wondering if there is another solution.  I'm using a 
> 2.6.0-dev-gentoo kernel that has alsa 1.0.0-rc2 patched in it.  After 
> about 5 minutes of watching liveTV I get the dreaded "prebuffering 
> pause" and audio/video shuttering that doesn't go away until I restart 
> mythv.  I would rather not downgrade as the 2.6.0 kernel provides a lot 
> of support that I really like. 
> Thanks!
> Bob
> P.S.
> I read the message that suggested something along the lines of..
> echo "mythbackend xx xx" > /proc/* <<< something like that..
> Tried that and it did not help.

I had the same problems until I downloaded and installed the latest
2.6.0 ALSA driver patch,
ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/kernel-patches/alsa-bk-2003-12-30.patch.gz.  Since then, it's worked great!
Scott Elliott <selliott at insight.rr.com>

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