[mythtv-users] mythTV, Kaffeine and Twinhan DVB-T

Rudy Zijlstra mythtv at edsons.demon.nl
Wed Mar 15 01:26:37 UTC 2006

Nicklas Bergfeldt wrote:

>I'm using the following system:
>Linux 2.6.15-gentoo-r1 #9 SMP PREEMPT Wed Mar 8 00:50:22 CET 2006 i686 
>AMD Athlon(TM) XP 1800+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
>with 1 GB RAM and 2 Twinhan DVB-T cards.
>*  media-tv/mythtv
>      Latest version available: 0.19_p9163-r1
>      Latest version installed: 0.19_p9163-r1
>*  media-video/kaffeine
>      Latest version available: 0.7.1
>      Latest version installed: 0.7.1
>Live TV is working perfectly in Kaffeine (no errors in the picture), but 
>in mythTV "hickups" / "jerks" / "squeeky sounds" is very common (i.e. 1 
>approx every 30 sec)...
> - One could say that the errors in mythTV could result from bad 
>reception, but that do not explain why the picture in Kaffeine (always) 
>is perfect and the picture in mythTV (always) displays "jerks" every 30 
>sec or so...
The main difference i see, is that Kaffeine is not buffering at all, 
whereas with Myth you always are buffering via HDD (thus you can pause 
etc.). I would check your disk performance / I/O schedular etc.

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