[mythtv-users] mythfrontend just says "waiting for free video buffers timed out"

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Jun 16 21:27:23 EDT 2004

Shawn wrote:

>waiting for free video buffers timed out
>waiting for free video buffers timed out
Looks like a PVR-x50...  If that's right, try a different version of the 

Many like ivtv 0.1.9 (possibly with a patch or two from 
http://membres.lycos.fr/badzzzz/ ).

Others like ivtv 0.1.10-pre2 with Chris Kennedy's (ck) patches from 
http://kmos.org/~ckennedy/ivtv/ .

Some swear by ivtv-0.1.10-pre2-ck71d ( 
).  Others prefer some in the ck36 or ck38 series ( 
http://kmos.org/~ckennedy/ivtv/ivtv-0.1.10-pre2-ck3X/ ).  Then again, 
some of the newest ones aren't looking too bad, either (I'm using 
bleeding edge drivers from the 90 series and will upgrade to the 93 
series when I get a chance).

If you just want it to generally work, I recommend ivtv-0.1.9a ( 
http://membres.lycos.fr/badzzzz/ivtv-0.1.9a.tar.gz ).  And make sure you 
use the ivtvdev X driver ( 
http://membres.lycos.fr/badzzzz/ivtvdev_drv.o.gz ) for the framebuffer 
if using a PVR-350 with TV out--regardless of which ivtv version you use.

Note that with 0.1.9, many things don't ever work, but what works seems 
to always work.  With 0.1.10-pre2-ckXX, almost all functionality of the 
card works (at least in the latest versions), but they may be less 
stable than the 0.1.9 versions.


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