[mythtv-users] Smoothness problems

james.meyer at operamail.com james.meyer at operamail.com
Sun Nov 14 01:05:11 UTC 2004

On Saturday 13 November 2004 06:52 pm, Justyn Hunter wrote:
> I am having big trouble with prebuffering pauses.
> My box is only 1ghz with an ATI TV Wonder so I figure I just had the
> recording profile settings turned up to high.  After much screwing
> around I had no success so I tried to turn all the settings as low as
> they would go to see if prebuffering pauses would go away.  They did
> not.  I also have tried useing nice to set a higher priority and that
> did not work either.  I welcome any other suggestions.
> Btw, this is on Debian Sid.
> Thanks in advance.
The first thing i would check is to make sure that dma is enabled on your harddrive
To check this use  hdparm -d /dev/hda       
To enable  use hdparm -d1 /dev/hda


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