[mythtv-users] Odd pauses when starting recorded shows...

mythtv at varga.co.uk mythtv at varga.co.uk
Thu Sep 8 16:53:09 UTC 2005

Now that my Myth box seems to be fairly stable, I'm slowly starting to
migrate recording shows off the Tivo and onto the Myth box. As I'm
actually using Myth a lot more, I've noticed a few problems...

1) When I select a recorded show to play from the menu, on about 20% of
them, the screen goes black and there is no sound, it sits there like this
for anything from 10-45 seconds and then the show starts and plays as
I've run the database check and it's all fine and playing the files over a
samba share is OK too. Playing videos in MythVideo has no problems...

2) Scrolling up and down the recorded shows menu, occasionally pauses for
a few seconds, with what sounds like harddrive thrashing about, before
continuing as normal, this is a minor problem, but it's SOOOOOO

3) When using the 30 second skip, it skips and then kind of does slow
motion for about 1 sec or 2 and then plays properly. Is this normal? or is
there a problem? It's annoying after using the 30sec skip on the Tivo for

Any ideas? It's really impacting the WAF...


The box is an Athlon 2Ghz, 512 RAM, 200GB HD, dual Avermedia 771 DVB-T (UK
Freeview) tuners, MS MCE USB Remote control, running KnoppMyth R5A16.

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