[mythtv-users] Semi-OT: Eliminating pauses duringplaybackw/Mplayer

Nate Thompson natet at buckeye-express.com
Tue Sep 14 18:51:34 EDT 2004

Well, I went ahead and updated to 1.06a... The pauses were still there, but
not nearly as distracting as before. I then went and edited the player
settings in MythFront and added '-ao alsa' to my mplayer statement. I'm glad
to say that I haven't seen any pauses in the video I'm currently watching.

So between the two, I think I fixed it. Thanks for the advice!


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Nate Thompson
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 6:05 PM
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Subject: RE: [mythtv-users] Semi-OT: Eliminating pauses

I just noticed that I am using ALSA v 1.04. What packages do I need to grab
to update? Just 'kernel-module-alsa-2.6.8-1.521' and 'alsa-driver'?

Nate Thompson 

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of David George
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 7:34 AM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Semi-OT: Eliminating pauses during

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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