[mythtv-users] Re: Bottom half of video blips

M Smith quaff at clippersoft.net
Sun Dec 4 23:06:43 EST 2005

I'm actually still using an ivtv 0.3x (0.3.8, I believe) version, though 
I don't know how different it is from 0.4.

Which exact version of ivtv 0.4 are you folks each running?


David Ellis wrote:
> Hmmmmmmmmm, I'm running ivtv 0.4 with MythTV 18.1R2 (Gentoo ebuild) and
> 2xPVR 250's on one of my backends.
> Absolutely ZERO playback issues.
> David
> -----Original Message-----
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> chris at cpr.homelinux.net
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> To: quaff at clippersoft.net; Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Bottom half of video blips
> On Sun, Dec 04, 2005 at 10:20:39PM -0500, M Smith wrote:
>>Using Gentoo and MythTV SVN both updated in October '05 with a PVR250 
>>and standard analog Comast Cable.
>>OK - I don't know the best way to describe this, but recently (within 
>>the past month) I am getting a 'random jump / skip / blip / pixelation 
>>/blur / whatever you want to call it' on the bottom half of the screen 
>>of my recordings.
> Me too.  I've also been getting situations where the video freezes but
> the audio keeps going, and when I skip-back and replay the same section
> it doesn't happen the second time around.  These problems are all
> show-specific -- if a show has bad playback then it will always have bad
> playback even though others are fine.  I suspect the ivtv 0.4 driver may
> be at fault for the blips on the bottom half of the display but don't
> know how to prove or disprove it.  The playback problems are probably
> caused by MythTV tripping over flaws in the recording, and rewinding by
> 5 seconds reinitializes the stream.

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