[mythtv-users] Browsing Program Guide is Slow in CVS
james at thearmstrongs.org
Tue Nov 23 13:56:56 UTC 2004
Rob Rosenfeld wrote:
> I've moved over to CVS lately and it has been helpful correcting my
> problems. I'm currently running 0.16.20041115-1 However, there's one
> problem is has introduced. The program guide is very slow to browse.
> Everytime I hit page up or page down it takes about 10 seconds to
> update. Once the data's on the screen, I can browse it with the arrow
> keys at the expected speed, until I go off the "edge" and then it
> takes about 3 seconds to load each new channel.
> It's interesting because I can flip through browse mode as quick as I
> can press the buttons. It only takes 4 seconds to initially open the
> guide with data, compared to the 10 seconds it takes for a page up or
> page down.
> Any insight into this?
I had this problem a few weeks ago. It would pause everytime I paged
down or up. I looked at the backend logs and it would try 5 times with a
second or so between attempts to load the channel icon if it could not
access it. I had lost my channel icons when I upgraded to fc2 and
changed drives but the database still had channel icons assigned for
about half my channels. Myth will pause / try 5 times to load an icon
even if it does not exist. I don't know why it just fails the first time
when it cannot open the channel icon jpg. I found the icons on my
Misterhouse setup and put them in the channels directory in the mythtv
home directory and it works great now. If this is your problem you can
clear out the channel icon settings in your database, download the
channel icons, or try to fix the code to not try so many times to load
the channel icon if it does not exist.
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