[mythtv-users] Prebuffering pause

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Fri Dec 15 16:52:15 UTC 2006

Jesse Dhillon wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?

Need some more info.

Video Card and driver?
Myth revision?
Separate or combined FE/BE?


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