[mythtv-users] waiting for free video buffers timed out

Brian Seeve seeve at digitas.harvard.edu
Thu Sep 2 09:20:49 EDT 2004

I have been having problems watching live tv and recordings with mythtv on 
Fedora Core 2 using a Hauppauge PVR-250 and Intel Extreme Graphics 2. I 
can watch tv for a short while, but eventually, the sound will stop and 
the video will go blank, and the mythfrontend process will output: 
"waiting for free video buffers timed out" indefinitely until I kill it. 
The problem manifests itself especially quickly when I use the program 
guide or when another window appears on top of the mythtv screen.

At first I thought it was related to the Xorg bug 474 
(http://freedesktop.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=474) but after 
downloading the latest CVS snapshot of xorg and compiling, the problem 
persists - although it takes perhaps a little longer on average to occur.

Does anyone have any idea what might be going wrong?


- Brian

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