[mythtv-users] Prebuffering pauses in preview on remote frontend

Chad masterclc at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 04:08:00 UTC 2005

On 6/14/05, Bob Cottingham <bob at bobnvic.com> wrote:
> Watching a recorded or live tv show on my remote frontend works great,
> however the video preview on the Watch Recordings screen generates
> prebuffering pauses every few seconds resulting in jerky preview video.
> What could be causing the prebuffering? What is different about displaying
> fullscreen versus in the preview window other than xv being used?
> The CPU used is greater with the video preview than with full screen video
> since xv isn't used (as I understand it), however I still have 70% CPU
> idle when it is giving prebuffering pauses. I have a 100Mbit ethernet
> connecting the frontend and backend.
> I'm running the .18 with fixes branch from cvs from last weekend on
> Ubuntu. Both frontend and backend were upgraded at the same time.
> Thanks for any help tracking this down!
> Bob C
> _______________________________________________

Even though there are CPU cycles to spare, you may want to see if the
option for "CPU Friendly Previews" is checked in the TV settings on
the FrontEnd.  The option is not exactly that, but I don't have a
Front End in front of me to get the exact wording ;)


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