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

David George david at thegeorges.us
Tue Sep 14 07:34:14 EDT 2004

On 9/14/2004 12:42 AM, Nate Thompson wrote:

>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.
I've also had troubles with alsa.  They went away when I upgraded to 
1.0.5a.  I also tried 1.0.6a since then and it didn't work as well.  
Look at /usr/include/sound/version.h to see what version alsa you are 
running (or cat /proc/asound/version).  My sound hardware is ICH4 (Intel 


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