[mythtv-users] mythfronend stuttering

Chris Rouch chris.rouch at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 15:16:36 UTC 2006

On 1/17/06, Reuben Perelman <reub2000 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> When I run mythfront end on my computer (mythbackend is running on
> another computer connected to my tv) mythfrontend has short little
> pasues every couple seconds. My computer is connected to the computer
> running mythbackend through gigabit ethernet, which should be overkill
> for mythtv. Mythfrontend runns perfectly on the same computer running
> mythbackend. Both computers run gentoo linux with ck kernels. What is
> the problem here?

I had this on my (non XvMC) laptop. I needed to uncheck "Use libmpeg"
in setup->tv->playback on the front end (this is all from memory so
the excact menu may be different). The comment when the checkbox is
active suggests that it may be faster, but I found it gave lots of
prebuffering pauses.


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