[mythtv-users] Starting to think I should use Kaffeine insteadof Mythtv

ffrr ffrr at tpg.com.au
Tue Oct 18 08:39:27 EDT 2005

Laurie Odgers wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "ffrr" <ffrr at tpg.com.au>
> To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 10:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Starting to think I should use Kaffeine 
> insteadof Mythtv
>> Niels Dybdahl wrote:
>>>     > As for picture quality in LiveTV and recording, what I
>>>     >am watching is acceptable for non-HD television.
>>>     >
>>>     What is frustrating is that the picture from my DVB card is 
>>> excellent,
>>>     even in myth when it's not glitching.   Myth must be using it
>>>     differently to Kaffeine (which uses Xine) as obviously the drivers
>>>     and
>>>     hardware are still the same.
>>> Maybe it is a question of deinterlacing ?
>>> You do not describe the differences, that you observe, so it is hard 
>>> to help...
>>> Niels Dybdahl
>> You are right, I only described it in a previous posting.
>> What I see is a sudden patch of digital noise / pixelisation, often 
>> associated with a chirping sound in the audio.  This might happen 
>> every few seconds for a while then go away for a minute or two, only 
>> to return randomly.  Also it is of various severities, sometimes just 
>> a minor fuzzy pixel patch, sometime a large streak of random colour 
>> pixels. Sometimes the audio just skips a bit, other times it is a 
>> very loud noise burst.
>> Does that sound like anything you've seen before?
> Sounds to me like bad reception and nothing to do with mythtv or 
> kaffeine, I guess youve just had good luck when watching tv with 
> kaffeine?
> _______________________________________________

I guess that's not impossible.  Knowing that the signal around my house 
is good enough for other digital set top boxes etc, I guess this means 
an investment in a better TV card then?

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