[mythtv-users] Prebuffering pause

Jesse Dhillon tobor at berkeley.edu
Fri Dec 15 14:06:31 UTC 2006


I am getting pretty poor HDTV playback. This machine is quite 
well-endowed in the CPU and RAM departments, but with the pcHDTV 5500 
tuner when I watch HD channels I can't go more than 20 seconds without 
these annoying pauses. When I check the logs, I see:

2006-12-15 06:04:49.869 NVP: prebuffering pause

Repeated several times. Even after increasing the size of the ring 
buffer to about 25MB I get no improvement. This sucks, and Google's 
results pretty much convince me that I have to live with this because 
this is a spurious bug with many possible causes. Has anyone else 
overcome this?


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