[mythtv-users] Semi-OT: Eliminating puases during playback w/Mplayer

Nate Thompson natet at buckeye-express.com
Tue Sep 14 00:42:35 EDT 2004

Sorry to reply to my own topic, but I found a little more once I started
digging a little further. Running mplayer from the command line, I was able
to see this error message:

Alsa-play: xrun of at least xxx msec. resetting stream

This shows up everytime there is a pause. This makes me think the problem
lies with Alsa, but I have no idea what to do to try and remedy it. Maybe
I'll try posting on the Alsa mailing list.

Nate Thompson 

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Nate Thompson
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 11:14 PM
To: 'Discussion about mythtv'
Subject: [mythtv-users] Semi-OT: Eliminating puases during playback

I am trying to play a MPEG2 file stored on my Windows desktop computer to my
MythTV box using Mplayer. I have the share setup and everything is mounted
correctly, however during playback the video will appear to pause every once
in awhile. The audio does not seem to be affected by this. I have tried it
from both the Mythvideo and command line interfaces with the same result.
Does anyone have any suggestions that I could do to try and make the
playback as smooth as possible?

For some more information, the computers are connected via a Linksys switch
at 100Mbps. The source computer is a 2.4GHz P4 w/ 512MB RAM. The MythTV box
is a Athlon 2500 w/ 512MB.

Nate Thompson

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