[mythtv-users] Unable to get video playback in MythTV
yanfali at best.com
Wed Oct 13 00:15:00 UTC 2004
a few more questions. So if I understand this right you have a 2.4
Celeron running Mythfrontend and Mythbackend, using what to capture ?
A PVR 250 or some other capture card. I just realized we have no idea
what you're using or doing :D BTW, 256MB is a bit low for running X, I
know it's embarrasing. You might want to upgrade to 512 to get a
slightly more responsive system.
You said in your previous mail you are using tvtime with no problems.
Did you compile mythtv with ALSA support ? You have to uncomment it in
the settings.pro file. Then you have to go to the settings, I think
it's under general and point your audio from /dev/dsp to ALSA:default
Don't forget to create the alsa device files and a simple
/etc/asound.conf file. You can find instructions on how to do that on
the alsa-project.org website under the card database for snd-intel8x0
If you are running redhat you can start alsa automagically using:
chkconfig --add alsasound on
service alsasound start
Also really dumb question. What exactly is your source of video ?
PVR250 ? Can you dump the following:
cat /proc/interrupts > /tmp/hardware_log
lspci -v >> /tmp/hardware_log
dmesg >> /tmp/hardware_log
and attach that to a mail to the list so we can see what your system
thinks it's doing :D
Brian Matthew Sperlongano wrote:
> Hi Yan,
> Yes, I'm using an intel8x0 card. I'm running kernel 2.6.7 (had to do
> that to get my wireless card to work). I just compiled and installed
> all the latest alsa drivers, and the message that I'm getting now from
> mythtv when trying to watch live TV is:
> 2004-10-12 19:37:15 taking too long to be allowed to read.. (repeated
> several times)
> followed by
> 2004-10-12 19:37:17 Waited 2 seconds for data to become available,
> waiting again... (repeated several times
> followed by
> 2004-10-12 19:37:31 Waited 14 seconds for data to become available, aborting
> Couldn't read file: rbuf://127.0.0.1:6543/home/myth/buffer/ringbuf1.nuv
> 2004-10-12 19:37:31 Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV
> 2004-10-12 19:37:31 Decoder not alive, and trying to play..
> 2004-10-12 19:37:33 Changing from None to None
> Any clues?
More information about the mythtv-users