[mythtv-users] Choppy video and sound

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Sat Dec 31 12:33:14 EST 2005

On 12/31/05, Brett Swaim <kf6zql at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey everybody, I know this has been asked before and I've tried a bunch of
> the previous fixes listed so I'm asking for myself.
> MythTv records great, but playback in full screen (video and audio) is
> choppy. If I exit mythtv and use mplayer that exact recording plays
> perfectly, it only chops in mythfrontend. I have an nVidia FD5700 LE, 1 gig
> of DDR, a 3 GHZ P4, and an SB Live audigy in this system. The hard drive is
> a 160 gb SATA drive, 8mb buffer, 7200 RPM. I am running Gentoo with kernel
> 2.6 on a brand new (less than a week old) install.
> any suggestions on how I can fix this? I also tried making myth (throught he
> options in the front end in the playback section) use lib2mpg but that just
> made everything slow and it was still a bit choppy. I have tried the NV and
> the nvidia driver, I also have a sis 6315 that I put in and it did the exact
> same thing with the sis drivers and vesa drivers.

Are you using OpenGL to synchronize your video refresh?


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