[mythtv-users] mythtv freezes during the buffer change (0.19)

Morten Rønseth morten.ronseth at webfx.no
Wed Feb 15 12:26:25 UTC 2006


Jason Mollman wrote:
> Mike,
> Do you use the pvr-350's decoder for your video out? After the livetv 
> changes that were made leading up to .19, there were a number of issues 
> related to the 350 and livetv freezing during program changes. If you 
> are using the 350's decoder, trying switching to XV as your output 
> (unselect "Use x350 Decoder" option in Setup/Playback I believe). See if 
> this fixes your freezes. This assumes however that you are using a more 
> recent ivtv driver version which includes the reworked X driver.
> Also, what ivtv driver version and firmware are you guys using?
Using ivtv-0.4.1, firmware encoder revision: 0x02050032 (2.05.032)


> Mike wrote:
>> Pshem Kowalczyk wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I've noticed a weird problem with new version of mythtv. Basically -
>>> it freezes on the hour and half past the hour. This happens possibly
>>> due to ring buffer change. If I press pause twice it resumes when it
>>> finished, but it's a bit annoying.
>> .......
>>> regards
>>> pshemko
>> Same exact problem here. Happens on my PVR-350 and my 500 with myth 
>> 0.19. One thing I've noticed is that if I don't catch it inside of a 
>> couple mins it will eventually bring down everything as it starts using 
>> up all of the CPU with mythbackend.
>> I think it has something to do with the livetv changes where it records 
>> everything you watch. The reason we notice it on the hour or half past 
>> is because your watching half hour shows and it can't jump from one to 
>> the next. Seems like a bug.
>> -Mike
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