[mythtv-users] Glitches in firewire capture from DCT-6200

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Sat Dec 24 02:09:58 EST 2005

On Friday 23 December 2005 17:08, Alex Brekken wrote:
> Playing it back through mplayer looks pretty good - I didn't see any
> faults.  THEN, I actually re-named the file to overwrite an existing show
> saved on my master machine.  This way I could playback the show through
> myth, to make the simulation as accurate as possible I guess.  Anyway, when
> viewing the show through Myth, it DOES have the same slo-mo effect as it
> does when playing it back via the slave backend.  So that completely rules
> out the network as a possible failing point.
> Weird...  As I stated before, I have no problem playing back recordings
> made via my PVR-250.  One thing I did notice, the codec I'm using for
> PVR-250 recordings is DVD-special2.  I believe Firewire recordings are TS. 
> Could this be it??  I wouldn't think so since then everyone would probably
> have the same problem.
> On 12/18/05, Steve Adeff <adeffs at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sunday 18 December 2005 08:31, Alex Brekken wrote:
> > > Steve, I'd like to try that (copying the .nuv file over to the other
> >
> > Myth
> >
> > > box and playing locally from it's own hard drive) but I'm not exactly
> >
> > sure
> >
> > > of the best way to do that...  Are you suggesting to add entries into
> >
> > the
> >
> > > database, etc, and playing it within Myth, - or just manually playing
> > > it using mplayer?
> >
> > just manually play it with mplayer. Lets see if the recording of the
> > firewire
> > signal is working ok before we blame that. Since you don't get typical
> > mpeg
> > breakup my theory is your capture is working fine, its one of the steps
> > in your playback chain that is causing the issue.

can you paste the stream info for the firewire captures from mplayer's output? 
are you using the analog output of your soundcard or passing the digital 
audio through to a receiver? whats the cpu/speed of your system?


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