[mythtv-users] Transcoded MPEG4 + internal player = massive stutter

Robin Neatherway robthebob at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 16:15:25 UTC 2006

> newly-transcoded versions no longer play back smoothly on my VIA EPIA
> frontend using the internal player (ie, when playing them from the Watch
> Recordings page).
> Thinking that my FE may just be a little wimpy, I decided to test the files
> with mplayer.  And it was able to play them back perfectly.  So it *looks*
> like the box should be capable.  For reference, it's a 1.2Ghz VIA, and the
> videos are 720x480.

Interesting you should mention this. I had a go at transcoding to try
and save a bit of space and have had exactly the same experience as
you. Hopefully "-v playback" should reveal some useful info. Does your
cpu usage hit 100%, or is it a problem with playing the file itself?


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